Local movie expert Frank Thompson has resurrected a largely forgotten but important piece of Asheville history in his latest book, Asheville Movies, Volume 1: The Silent Era. “It’s definitely a subject that literally nobody has ever written about,” says Thompson. But Thompson’s book reveals a real tragedy – almost all of the dozens of movies […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a 40-in-one, credit card-sized tool, a filmmaker’s Asheville-set psychological thriller and a bamboo bicycle maker’s equipment upgrades.
The Asheville 48 Hour Film Project came to a close this evening, as far as the filming and editing are concerned, but the week’s activities are only just beginning for the public.
The payoff for this year’s sleepless local filmmakers is your attendance at the videos’ official screenings at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. on Tuesday, June 23 through Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. each night.
Cullowhee teen Anne Wade took on the complex issue of censorship in schools and won first place in the National Coalition Against Censorship’s 11th annual Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest.
Serena, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, was filmed in the Czech Republic. Similarly, Civil War drama Cold Mountain, from the book by local author Charles Frazier, was filmed mostly in Romania. The World Made Straight, however, was a North Carolina production through and through, down to — and because of — its directors.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a dark fantasy film about combating abuse and an online listings network for reduced-cost mental health services.
According to a press release, New Belgium’s 21-city Clips Beer & Film Tour raised some $139,524 for charities across the nation and drew more than 20,000 guests. The outdoor film and beer-tasting event, which stopped in Asheville on Friday, Sept. 5, raised $5,717 locally with attendance by approximately 1,400 individuals. Asheville’s average waste diversion rate […]
MikelParis, the touring keyboard player for O.A.R., wanted to maximize his time on the road. “How can you go to all of these cities and just sit on the tour bus?” he asked himself. So, armed with a video camera, a guitar and his own inquisitive nature, Paris set out to capture a little bit […]
by Paul Clark The biggest challenge to making a movie about the busking scene in downtown Asheville, says Erin Derham, was knowing when to stop. New buskers cycled through town all summer, giving the filmmaker endless possibilities to flesh out her story on the subculture these musicians inhabit. Super-organized and deadline-oriented, Derham gave herself six months […]
Scroll down for the full week’s worth of posts. Local filmmakers Katie Damien and Lela Winton are part of the Gorilla with a Mustache Films crew who attended the Cannes Film Festival (yes, the one in France) to screen their short comedy, Joint Effort. The group spent a week in that glamorous locale, taking in […]
The Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County has announced several events in celebration Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 20, including a film screening, prayer breakfast and march.
More than 120 films were submitted for the National Film Challenge. The jury narrowed that list to 15 currently being considered for Audience Choice voting. Among them is “Joint Effort” by Asheville team Gorilla with a Mustache. Voting is open through Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Writer/director Nathan Ives’ romantic comedy, “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” attempts to fill us in on the machinations behind the baffling decisions our loved ones make. The indie-film, by a former Asheville resident, was screened at Carolina Cinemas on Tuesday.
Nathan Ives screens his new romantic comedy film, “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” at Carolina Cinemas on Tuesday, Nov. 18. A Q&A with the filmmaker follows the “pay what you want” movie.
The Asheville Art Museum will show a compilation of Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, a series of silent films the artist made of his bohemian inner circle during the ‘60s.
Short film “Flight of the Mind” (which screens in the Cinema Lounge at Carolina Cinemas on Wednesday, July 24) follows the life and work of local quadriplegic artist, Marcus C. Thomas.
Mechanical Eye Microcinema and the Asheville Art Museum host a weekend of screenings and other events where the material is the message. (Pictured, a still from “Madame Winger Makes a Film” by Helen Hill.)
Carolina Day School will explore the pressures of high school overachievement at a screening of Race to Nowhere on Wednesday, May 22.
It is, I think, safe to conclude that the art films have it this week. We have two of those (it was three, but the third got wisely moved to next week) and two mainstream titles. The art titles are very choice indeed. The others — one I’m skeptical of, the other I’m confident will be just plain ghastly.
The Western North Carolina Alliance is hosting the traveling 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, stopping in Asheville and Cullowhee in April.