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WHERE:
Fine Arts Theatre
WHEN:
Saturday, April 21st @ 12:00pm

COLD MOUNTAIN (2003) -Miramax 

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards and 8 Golden Globes, COLD MOUNTAIN is directed by Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), and produced by William Horberg (The Kite Runner, The Talented Mr. Ripley) and Albert Berger. It is based off the novel by National Book Award-winning author Charles Frazier.

Featured #CBTP Event: Celebrate the 15th year anniversary film screening followed by panel with author Charles Frazier and film producers Albert Berger and William Horberg.

Based on the novel that won the National Book Award and nominated for seven Academy Awards. In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Written & Directed by Anthony Minghella

 

 
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WHERE:
The Orange Peel
WHEN:
Friday, April 20th at 9:30pm

THE RITUAL (2018) - Netflix

Directed by David Bruckner (V/H/S, Southbound), THE RITUAL first premiered at TIFF 2018 before being picked up for distribution by Netflix and becoming an instant cult classic. The film was awarded the British Independent Film Award for Best Effects.

Featured #CBTP2018 Event: Intimate film screening of The Ritual featuring the film's director David Bruckner and music composer Ben Lovett.

Based on the critically acclaimed book by Adam Nevill, a group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.

Directed by David Bruckner
Composer: Ben Lovett

 

 
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WHERE:
The Orange Peel
WHEN:
Friday, April 20th @ 4:20pm


WHERE:
The Grail Movie House
WHEN:
Saturday, April 21st @ 5:00pm
Sunday, April 22nd @ 3:30pm

WEED THE PEOPLE (2018) - Unreleased 

WEED THE PEOPLE first premiered at SXSW in 2018, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Award. It is directed by award-winning documentarian Abby Epstein, who won an Emmy for her 2003 documentary UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS.

Featured #CBTP2018 Event | WARRIORS OF ADVOCACY Award Winner

Friday, April 20th: Film screening of WEED THE PEOPLE featuring the film's executive producer Ricki Lake and director Abby Epstein

Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. Weed the People follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it?

Directed by Abby Epstein
Producer: Ricki Lake

 

 
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WHERE:
The Grail Movie House
WHEN:
Friday, April 20th @ 3:30pm
Sunday, April 22nd @ 12:00pm


WHERE:
Asheville Community Theatre
WHEN:
Saturday, April 21st @ 3:30pm

DEGREES TO EXTINCTION (work in progress) - Unreleased

DEGREES TO EXTINCTION is directed by Emmy Award-winning journalist and photographer Joyce Ferder Rankin, who has worked for top broadcasters including BBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, ITN and RTE. Joyce’s photographs have appeared in National Geographic and many other publications around the world.

Featured #CBTP2018 Event: A work in progress film screening of Degrees to Extinction featuring the film's director Joyce Ferder Rankin.

Daily we hear of new tipping points in the disaster that is climate change. Our planet is facing an extinction crisis, and we are not immune. But there ARE solutions, which if implemented on a broad enough scale can ameliorate the damage. Degrees to Extinction explores of these solutions and closes with a call to action -- together we CAN make a difference.

A film by Joyce Ferder Rankin
Executive Producers: Dan Rather, Wayne Nelson, & Zak Kilberg
Producers: Iz Web, Lori Knight, & Joyce Ferder Rankin

 

 
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WHERE:
The Grail Moviehouse
WHEN: 
Friday, April 20th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, April 21st @ 12:00pm  

MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS (2018) - Unreleased

MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS premiered at SXSW in 2018 and was officially selected for  the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, the Sarasota International Film Festival, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Director Jake Meginsky is a New Music USA award-winner and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow.

Featured #CBTP2018 Event: Film screening with filmmaker Jake Meginsky with introduction by WilliamHorberg.

MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS is the first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves is a founding pioneer of avant-garde jazz, and he remains one of the most influential living figures in the evolution of the form.

Words and music by Milford Graves
Directed by Jake Meginsky
Co-directed by Neil Young 2018

 

 
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WHERE:
The Grail Moviehouse
When:
Friday, April 20th @ 9:30pm
Saturday, April 21st @ 2:00pm

MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN (2018) - Unreleased

MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN premiered at SXSW 2018 and is part of the official selection of both Docville and Hot Docs. The documentary is directed by Tommy Pallotta (producer of Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly) and FEMKE WOLTING (founder of the production company Submarine).

MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN explores what it means to live in the age of intelligent machines. In this personal, playful and at times dramatic quest, the filmmaker finds out how much of his creativity and human values are at stake as he builds his own robot to replace himself as a filmmaker. Will artificial intelligence (AI), infinitely smarter, interconnected and possibly self-aware, render humanity obsolete?

Written & Directed by Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting
Producers: Tommy Pallotta, Bruno Felix, & Femke Wolting
Co-Producer: Bart Van Langendonck

 

 
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WHERE:
The Grail Moviehouse
WHEN:
Friday, April 20th @ 5:00pm
Saturday, April 21st @ 9:00pm

GRACK FILMS Presents In association with Act Zero & Social Construct PRESENT

THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE (2018) - Unreleased

THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE first premiered at the LA Film Festival in 2017 before touring the worldwide festival circuit at the Norwegian Film Festival, Sidewalk International Film Festival, Oaxaca International Film Festival, Woodstock International Film Festival, Twin Cities International Film Festival & Film Fest Munchen.

Featured #CBTP2018 Event: Film screening of THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE featuring filmmaker Ari Gold, composer Ethan Gold, and producers Zak Kilberg and Iz Web.

A young jazz collector plots to rob his wealthy grandmother of a rare 78 record, but his plan is derailed when his accompllice falls for the glamorous matriarch. THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE is a lush romantic drama about the vanished grace of America, and the spell cast by the melodies of the dead. Starring Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Isabelle McNally, Mary Beth Peil, Jack Falahee, the late great Elizabeth Peña and narration by Brian Dennehy.

Directed by ARI GOLD
Original Music and Songs by ETHAN GOLD

 

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Photo Credit: Steve Cosens

WHERE:
The Grail Moviehouse
WHEN:
Sunday, April 22nd @ 5:30pm

BLAZE (2018)

The story of an unsung country music legend who gave up paradise for the sake of a song.

BLAZE is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact his songs and death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze's profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey.

FILM INFORMATION:
Director: Ethan Hawke
Producers: Ethan Hawke, Ryan Hawke, John Sloss, & Jake Seal
Writer: Ethan Hawke & Sybil Rosen

 

 
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WHERE:
The Grail Moviehouse
WHEN:
Saturday, April 21st @ 7:00pm

SHORT FILM COLLECTION FROM THE CATFLY FILM FESTIVAL

Enjoy the Audience Choice award winners and "Best Of" regional short films from The CatFly Film Festival, Asheville's home-grown film festival with a mission to promote the best short films and filmmakers of the Western North Carolina region.

 

 
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WHERE:
The Grail Moviehouse
WHEN:
Friday, April 20th @ 1:00pm
Saturday, April 21st @ 4:00pm

JULIAN PRICE: ENVISIONING COMMUNITY. INVESTING IN PEOPLE.

Using his family wealth, tenacity, witty, and incorrigible charm, Julian Price inspires policymakers and entrepreneurs to do the impossible — transform a vacant, deserted downtown into a livable, vibrant center of commerce and culture. 

Driven by the beauty of its landscape and the potential in its vacant Art Deco architecture, Price searches Asheville for the brave, hardworking dreamers, and provides them with a miracle — capital for expansion in exchange for improving downtown with their presence. 

This film was paired with a compilation album between bands spanning all genres and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Bands include Steep Canyon Rangers, LIzz Wright, Rising Appalachia, Lovett, Doc Aquatic, and Matt Tonwsend. Grammy winning composers arranged the music to pair beautifully with Julian's story of collaboration and intention.

“Julian Price” is a must-see for anyone who loves living in or visiting Asheville and solidifies Derham’s status as an elite filmmaker.” - Edwin Arnaudin for the Asheville Citizen-Times

Directed by Erin Derham

 

 
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WHERE:
The Grail Moviehouse
WHEN:
Friday, April 20th @ 1:00pm
Saturday, April 21st @ 4:00pm

Ditch the Van (2017)

A reflective short film on musician Ben Sollees music tours by bicycle. Since 2009, the cellist has traveled over 5,000 miles by bicycle discovering the beauty of limitations.

Cellist, singer-songwriter and political activist Ben Sole spent a lot of time on whirlwind tours, flying over and driving through America’s towns and cities. he was becoming burnt out, and his health was suffering. So he bough an Xtracycle cargo bike, strapped his cello to it and set off on a five-year, 5,000-mile journey. His Ditch the Van tour brings hardships, like broken wheels, tornadoes, unfriendly motorists, and takes twice as long as for half the money as a traditional tour. But it also offers meaningful experiences and a more human pace of life in a frantic world, allowing Sollee time to ponder the big questions such as: What is worth sacrificing? And What story is he trying to tell?

FILM INFORMATION:
County of Production: United States
Year of Completion: 2017
Director(s): Mallory Cunningham and Kyle Romanek
Executive Producer: Jon H. Reiger
Producer: Mallory Cunningham
Editor: Kyle Romanek
Camera: Marty Benson
Music by Ben Sollee
Duration: 10 minutes

 

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