Event Date: 06/27/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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A collection of classic literary works and the popular movies that brought them to life will be celebrated in “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics,” Biltmore’s newest exhibition of award-winning costumes and objects from the Biltmore collection. Set for Feb. 10 through July 4, 2017, the exhibition is inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library. Photo credit: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Alicia Vikander in a scene from “Anna Karenina.” Costumes from the film will be on display in Biltmore House when “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics” opens on Feb. 10, 2017. © 2012 Universal Pictures Limited

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1 Lodge Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 06/27/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Presented by: The Collider and Oskar Blues Brewery It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011, again in 2012, and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. The movie will be followed by a facilitated conversation with Environmental Educator, Kim Bailey. Kim first visited the monarch overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2002 and has since co-led several trips to the area. After 14 years coordinating a statewide environmental education program for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, she fulfilled her longtime dream of launching Milkweed Meadows Farm in Fruitland, NC. She now enjoys growing milkweed, wildflowers, fruits, and vegetables; producing open-pollinated seeds for Sow True Seed; keeping bees and raising butterflies. Kim also works for the Captain Planet Foundation as their Curriculum Editor. Audience: All ages Cost: Free! Location: 1 Haywood St, Asheville, NC, 28801 Doors open at 6:30

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1 Haywood Rd. , Suite 401 , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 07/13/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Intro to Filmmaking is a detailed, hands-on introduction to the complete filmmaking process while producing a short digital film with High Definition (HD) cameras. Students will learn about the various aspects of pre-production, production, and post-production and will gain experience in different crew positions, all while making a quality 5-7 minute short film. This course will be open to ALL ages, but is ideal for those at least 16 years of age. The final film project will be premiered on a large screen at a local theater for friends and family, and students will receive a copy of the film for their portfolio. ​ Our beginner film class is held 6:30 – 9:30 pm, weekly for 8 weeks. Start dates include October 19th, 2016, January 5th, 2017, May 10th, 2017, July 13th, 2017, and November 8th, 2017. There will be a minimum of two shooting days, as well as two actor audition days (dates/times to be determined in class, dependent on actor, student, and location availability) that will be held outside of regular class. Students as a group will also be responsible for providing craft services for the actors on shooting days. Cost for the course is $595 and includes all access to film cameras and equipment. A 20% deposit is required 2 weeks prior to the start date to guarantee placement. Contact us to discuss registration, class location, and for directions.

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45 S French Broad Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/16/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Learn the essentials of working on a film set, including proper roles and expected job responsibilities. Applicable from independent short films to professional productions, and appropriate for actors to film crew! This one-day workshop provides essential information for anyone wishing to work on a motion picture set. Aside from the actual “job description” skills required for any crew position there is also an exhaustive litany of unspoken rules and guidelines that everyone iis expected to know, but virtually no one is willing to teach you. Unlock the secretive mysteries of film etiquette & protocol! Cost for the seminar is $55. Register ASAP to ensure placement in class. ALUMNI RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT.

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45 S French Broad Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/17/2017   Event Time: 1:30 PM - 5:50 PM

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The Youth Summer Filmmaking Experience is a two week intensive summer course ideal for teenagers (13-18 yr old). It will be held in 3 different rotations through the summer of 2017, Monday to Friday from 1:30-5:50 pm. Start dates include June 19th, July 17th, and August 14th. Students will gain experience in filmmaking and become exposed to the various career opportunities available in the film industry. Find out if filmmaking is right for them! During the film program, students will direct, shoot, and edit a short 5-7 minute script of the group’s choosing. The first week of class will involve primarily instruction, while the second week of class will involve primarily production. The students will then view their film on the large screen at a local theater for friends and family and receive a digital copy of the film to keep! Cost of the course is $495, and includes access to all equipment. Don't forget that successful completion of any of our classes will guarantee a 20% discount on ALL future classes! We do limit our class size to allow the most personalized hands-on teaching experience. Register and pay your deposit early to reserve a place! Contact [email protected] or (toll free) 1-844-AVL-FILM or ashevilleschooloffilm.com for more details.

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45 S French Broad Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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with Angela Faye Martin, Martin McNeil
The film screening will be preceeded by two short sets of Sparklehorse tunes (and more) from Angela Faye Martin and Martin McNeill. Following the screening of the film, there will be a short Q&A with some of Mark Linkous's long time friends and collaborators. A documentary about the late, enigmatic indie-rocker, Mark Linkous, (aka Sparklehorse) will make both its U.S and European debut this April (2016). The Films U.S. premiere will be in Linkous hometown of Richmond, Virginia with screenings following at the Chattanooga and Macon Film Festivals and then making its European debut at IndieLisboa (Portugal) with further festival dates to follow.A cult and hugely influential figure in the alternative music scene, the critically-acclaimed Linkous had a dramatic life that saw him battle with drug and alcohol addiction, paralysis, and debilitating mental illness that resulted in his eventual suicide.Sparklehorses music was heralded by his peers and critics; a mix of delicate pop, discordant punk and melodic odyssey; it has been described as "defiantly surrealist... with all manner of references to smiling babies, organ music, birds, and celestial bodies. Collaborators included PJ Harvey, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips, Danger Mouse, David Lynch, Thom Yorke (Radiohead), and Nina Persson (The Cardigans) to name but a few.After Linkous tragic suicide in 2010, U.K. based filmmakers Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass were inspired to create a film about Marks life and music, having previously worked with the singer to make promo film. They would invite Linkous friend and collaborator, Angela Faye Martin to invoke a narrative about the artists darkly powerful oeuvre.With an eye for the poignancy of his brief life of 47 years, they embarked on a loving portrayal of the life and work of a creative genius at odds with his world anti-creative forces Linkous metaphorically referred to as, witches of white noise.The film features interviews with Linkous himself as well as; Jonathan Donahue & Grasshopper (Mercury Rev), Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), David Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven), Emily Haines (Metric), Adrian Utley (Portishead), John Parish (PJ Harvey), Matthew Wright, Ed Harcourt, Gemma Hayes and others.COLD MOUNTAIN novelist Charles Frazier on the film: Mark Linkouss musicthe long chords, distortions, and halting rhythms is like the sound of someone thinking, feeling, and creating at just the moment I hit play. Among the many praiseworthy elements of this movie is its restraint. In telling the tragic, truncated life, it never for a moment forgets that the true story lies in the beauty of the achievement.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse

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LinksThe film screening will be preceeded by two short sets of Sparklehorse tunes (and more) from Angela Faye Martin and Martin McNeill. Following the screening of the film, there will be a short Q&A with some of Mark Linkous's long time friends and collaborators.

A documentary about the late, enigmatic indie-rocker, Mark Linkous, (aka Sparklehorse) will make both its U.S and European debut this April (2016). The Film’s U.S. premiere will be in Linkous’ hometown of Richmond, Virginia with screenings following at the Chattanooga and Macon Film Festivals and then making it’s European debut at IndieLisboa (Portugal) with further festival dates to follow.

A cult and hugely influential figure in the alternative music scene, the critically-acclaimed Linkous had a dramatic life that saw him battle with drug and alcohol addiction, paralysis, and debilitating mental illness that resulted in his eventual suicide.

Sparklehorse’s music was heralded by his peers and critics; a mix of delicate pop, discordant punk and melodic odyssey; it has been described as "defiantly surrealist... with all manner of references to smiling babies, organ music, birds, and celestial bodies.” Collaborators included PJ Harvey, Tom Waits, The Flaming Lips, Danger Mouse, David Lynch, Thom Yorke (Radiohead), and Nina Persson (The Cardigans) to name but a few.

After Linkous’ tragic suicide in 2010, U.K. based filmmakers Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass were inspired to create a film about Mark’s life and music, having previously worked with the singer to make promo film. They would invite Linkous’ friend and collaborator, Angela Faye Martin to invoke a narrative about the artist’s darkly powerful oeuvre.

With an eye for the poignancy of his brief life of 47 years, they embarked on a loving portrayal of the life and work of a creative genius at odds with his world – anti-creative forces Linkous metaphorically referred to as, ‘witches of white noise’.

The film features interviews with Linkous himself as well as; Jonathan Donahue & Grasshopper (Mercury Rev), Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), David Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven), Emily Haines (Metric), Adrian Utley (Portishead), John Parish (PJ Harvey), Matthew Wright, Ed Harcourt, Gemma Hayes and others.

COLD MOUNTAIN novelist Charles Frazier on the film: “Mark Linkous’s music—the long chords, distortions, and halting rhythms— is like the sound of someone thinking, feeling, and creating at just the moment I hit play. Among the many praiseworthy elements of this movie is it’s restraint. In telling the tragic, truncated life, it never for a moment forgets that the true story lies in the beauty of the achievement.”
Angela Faye Martin

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LinksWriting songs and wandering the wilds of western North Carolina is Angela Faye Martin's passion. Before moving to rural Macon County, she spent her early days leading bands in Georgia that ranged from jangly rock to proto-punk-funk. During a spate of songwriting after her arrival, she met an an 88 year-old WWII vet who lived across the mountain from her and who introduced her to his remote rural neighbor, Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse. They became fast friends, and when they weren't perusing the contents of abandoned mountain homesteads full of mouldering lace and broken clocks, she and Linkous would collaborate on a collection of her deeply personal and place-based songs for an lp entitled, PICTURES FROM HOME (Totemgirl Records, 2009). In the aftermath of Linkous's untimely passing in 2010, she began work on ANNIVERSARY (Totemgirl Records, 2013), an lp full of memorial for her late friend. It was during this grief that she met English filmmakers, Alex Crowton and Bal Dass who would inspire her to write and narrate the tribute documentary "The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse".
Martin McNeil

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LinksHailing originally from London, McNeil released his country drenched and melancholic debut album ‘Martin McNeil & The Dissidents’ in September 2012.

The forthcoming ‘Silver Moon" album reunites McNeil with longtime collaborator and producer Mark McRae. Recorded in Woodstock, London & Berlin the sessions feature an eclectic ensemble of celebrated musicians inc. Jerry Marotta (Stevie Nicks, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney), Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams / Willie Nelson) and Jon Graboff (Norah Jones / Mavis Staples). Silver Moon is due for release June 2016.

An atmospheric, evocative and cinematic songwriter, McNeil's soulful delivery explores the same world weary themes and dusty heartbreak in the grand poetic tradition of Neil Young, Jeff Tweedy, Ray LaMontagne and Elliott Smith.

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