Event Date: 07/25/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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You're invited to the premiere of "The Story We Want" a new five part film series presented by Climate Listening Project. Dayna Reggero and the Climate Listening Project traveled across America with Moms Clean Air Force to meet with women who are working together to protect their families and communities— confronting fossil fuel industries, climate change impacts, and a culture of extraction. "The Story We Want" documentary series is by local filmmakers Dayna Reggero, Francine Cavanaugh, and Adams Wood. The filmmakers will be available for questions after the film, along with a discussion facilitated by Creation Care Alliance's Scott Hardin-Nieri. Join us for Movie Night at The Collider, featuring "The Story We Want", presented by Oskar Blues Brewery, on Tuesday, July 25th.

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1 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/27/2017   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: 07/27/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Celebrate SHARK WEEK with a screening of the classic summer movie, Jaws. Tickets are only $3.00. Stop by this Merrimon location to purchase tickets in advance as this screening will sell out. RATED PG-13 for language and violence. There are tables in front of the comfortable theater seats at Asheville Pizza & Brewing's 120+ seats Merrimon theater. Order from the very large menu and drink delicious Asheville beer while you watch the show!

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675 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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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".
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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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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/05/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Interested in becoming a foster parent? Learn more about fostering and watch a stunning classic at the same time! Good Will Hunting Screening and info session hosted by The Bair Foundation Saturday, August 5 at 11AM Tickets $7 or **Free admission with pre-registration. **Register by contacting: Claire Hopple, Foster Parent Recruiter 828-350-5197 [email protected]

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45 South French Broad Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/10/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Are you tired of the knee-jerk polarization and politicization of seemingly every tough issue that we face as a nation? Are you frustrated by the lack of positive forums for people of differing political persuasions and perspectives to find common ground when confronting these issues? If so, we’d like to invite you to a special event at the Highland Brewing Event Center on August 10th from 6-9pm. The program will seek to find common ground between veterans and others interested in national security and those who are concerned about the potential impact of climate change on our nation and world. The evening will center around a screening of the 2016 documentary, The Burden, www.theburdenfilm.com, an award-winning film describing the U.S. military’s leadership role in reducing its dependance on fossil fuels and the resulting impact on national security. The event will include a social time, introduction and viewing of the film, followed by a discussion and Q&A with a panel of experts. Panelists will include Major General Rick Devereaux, USAF (Ret.), former Director of Operational Planning and Strategy for the U.S. Air Force; Mr. Glenn Kerr, Director of the American Association of State Climatologists, and Ms. Steffi Rauch, lead organizer for the Asheville chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Admission is free for veterans and their families, $5 for everyone else. Highland beer and food trucks will of course be available. Please pass this invitation to your friends, and come join us on August 10th.

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/10/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Highland Brewing Event Seeks to Change Conversation about Climate On August 10th, there will be an event at Highland Brewing in Asheville that organizers hope will help overcome the divisiveness that the topics of climate and clean energy usually produce. The evening at the Highland Brewing Event Center will feature a screening of the 2016 documentary, The Burden, a film describing the U.S. military’s leadership role in reducing dependence on fossil fuels and the resulting impact on national security. The event will kick off at 6pm and will include a social time, introduction and viewing of the film, followed by a discussion and Q&A with a panel of experts. Free for veterans, $5 for public. For more information: www.citizensclimatelobby.org.

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 08/12/2017   Event Time: 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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On the 2nd Saturday of every month, experience the cult film classic Rocky Horror Picture Show complete with audience interaction and a live theatrical performance while the film is screening. It's unlike any movie-going experience you will ever have! Attendees are welcome to dress up as a Rocky Horror character or their own character. NOTE - This is an adults only show. Ages 18+ only. Tickets are only $6 for this special monthly screening, but all other movies shown at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. are only $3. There are tables in front of the comfortable theater seats at Asheville Pizza & Brewing's theater. Order from the very large menu and drink delicious Asheville beer while you watch the show!

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675 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/14/2017   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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