Screen scene: Local film news

MEOW SCREENING: Mechanical Eye Microcinema presents Home Movie Day on Oct. 15 at Grail Moviehouse. The annual celebration of amateur films and filmmaking is a chance to view home movies from community members. Image courtesy of Home Movie Day

• The West Asheville Library’s Pixar Movie Series continues Friday, Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m. with Toy Story. The feature presentation will be preceded by the Pixar short Tin Toy. Free and open to the public. avl.mx/1z5

• On Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m., Grail Moviehouse hosts a screening of The Long Night. Tim Matsui‘s documentary weaves together stories of seven people whose lives were forever changed by child sex trafficking in the U.S. A Q&A session will follow the film. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the Grail box office. All proceeds benefit the programs of the Buncombe County nonprofit crisis intervention and prevention agency Our VOICE, including its new project, Working to End Sex Trafficking in North Carolina (WEST NC), a collaboration with the Women for Women giving circle. avl.mx/315

Mechanical Eye Microcinema presents Home Movie Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at Grail Moviehouse. The annual celebration of amateur films and filmmaking offers an opportunity for individuals and families to discover how to best care for their films as well as a rare chance to view home movies from fellow community members. Volunteers will inspect and project 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 film along with DVDs, VHS and VHS-C. One reel (3-5 minutes) from each interested participant will be screened until everyone has had a chance to see their home movies. After that, second helpings will be shown. Free and open to the public. Donations are welcome to defray costs. mechanicaleyecinema.org

Asheville School of Film students of Filmmaking 201/301 (Pre-production and Production; Post-production) screen their projects on Sunday, Oct. 16, at noon at Grail Moviehouse. Over the span of two eight-week courses, students produced their own short digital films from conception to completion under the guidance of ASoF co-owners Brad Hoover and W.S. Pivetta. The three short projects include the comedy Relatively Trapped, romantic comedy Turquoise and horror/suspense film Snipe Hunting. All of the films feature local performers. A bonus student project will also be screened. Free and open to the public. ashevilleschooloffilm.com

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Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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