• The Fine Arts Theatre partners with the Asheville section of the American Institute of Architects for a screening of Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. The documentary details how the New York City architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro converted the derelict High Line railroad tracks on the city’s West Side into a sophisticated 1 1/2-mile elevated urban park, a project completed at the same time the firm’s revitalization and expansion of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was wrapping up.
Proceeds from the screening will benefit Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation to help fund projects in the Asheville community. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Fine Arts box office and online. avl.mx/2sj
• Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center shows the documentary M.C. Richards: The Fire Within on Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. Created by Richard Kane and Melody Lewis-Kane, the film celebrates the life and legacy of Richards, a Black Mountain College potter, poet, painter, author, translator and educator who was at the school from 1945-51. Free for BMCM+AC members and students/$5 for nonmembers. blackmountaincollege.org
• Mechanical Eye Microcinema presents No Home Movie on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Grail Moviehouse. The final feature from the late Chantal Akerman is a portrait of the director’s relationship with her mother, Natalia, a Holocaust survivor and frequent presence in many of her daughter’s films. Tickets are $5, available at the Grail box office and online, and proceeds go to Mechanical Eye. avl.mx/2sk
• On Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m., the Grail Moviehouse hosts a screening of Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and others, the documentary chronicles the efforts of three 11-year-old Mississippi boys to make a faithful shot-for-shot adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. After seven years of work, the young filmmakers had finished every scene except one, and over two decades later they reunite with the original cast to complete their labor of love.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Eric Zala — subject of Raiders! and director of the remake fan film — and a showing of the cult fan film made by Zala and his friends in the mid-’80s. Tickets are $10 and available at the Grail box office and online. avl.mx/2sl