Biltmore welcomes a new exhibition exploring centuries of wedding fashion through movie costumes and Vanderbilt family heirlooms. More than 40 award-winning costumes from films set in the years 1645 to 1935 will be displayed in Biltmore House. Wedding gowns from iconic movies including “Sense and Sensibility,” “Pride and Prejudice” and “Out of Africa” will be featured, paired with floral designs complementing each film’s era. Guests will also see a display featuring stories and objects from 60 years of Vanderbilt-Cecil family weddings, along with the first-ever display of the wedding veil worn by Jacqueline Kennedy and her cousin, Mary Lee Ryan in her marriage to William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil, grandson of George Vanderbilt. PHOTO CREDIT: Costumes worn by actors Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant in "Sense and Sensibility" will be on display in Biltmore House during "Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film," an exhibition set to open Feb. 12, 2016, at Biltmore in Asheville, N.C. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY ©1995 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.
1 Lodge St , Asheville, NC
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7pm doors. ALL AGES. Seated show.
Punk activist collective Positive Force DC emerged in 1985, rising from the creative, politically-charged ferment of DC punk’s Revolution Summer. Born in a dynamic local scene sparked by Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Rites of Spring, a handful of young activists also drew inspiration from UK anarcho-punks Crass and the original “Positive Force” band Seven Seconds to become one of the most long-lasting and influential exponents of punk politics.
This feature-length film by Robin Bell skillfully mixes rare archival footage (including electrifying live performances from Fugazi, Bikini Kill, Rites of Spring, Nation of Ulysses, Anti-Flag, and more) with new interviews of key PF activists including co-founder Mark Andersen (co-author of Dance of Days) and Jenny Toomey (Simple Machines, Tsunami) as well as supporters such as Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Dave Grohl, Ted Leo, Riot Grrrl co-founders Allison Wolfe and Kathleen Hanna, and many more. Covering a span of 30 years, More Than a Witness documents PF’s Reagan-era origins, the creation of its communal house, FBI harassment, and the rise of a vibrant underground that burst into the mainstream amid controversy over both the means and the ends of the movement.
Through it all, Positive Force has persisted, remaining deeply rooted in their hometown, reaching out to those in need and building bridges between diverse communities, while regularly bringing punk protest to the front doors of the powers-that-be. Encompassing an ever-evolving cast of characters, the all-volunteer group has helped to nurture several generations of activists. In the best punk fashion, PF has applied creative DIY tactics and radical critiques to issues of homelessness, hunger, racism, corporate globalization, sexism, homophobia, war, gentrification, and animal/earth liberation, while struggling to constructively address conflicting dynamics and visions within the group itself.
Directed by Robin Bell. With : Mark Andersen (co-author of Dance of Days) and Jenny Toomey (Simple Machines) as well as supporters such as Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Dave Grohl, Ted Leo, Riot Grrrl co-founders Kathleen Hanna and Allison Wolfe, and many more. TRT 69 mins. 2014
Q & A with director Robin Bell and Bobby Sullivan of Soulside following the film screening
7pm doors, 8pm film. ALL AGES. Seated show. $7 ADV, $10 day of show.
185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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