Event Date: 02/26/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Screenwriting is taught by local professional and award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer. He will lead students through the fundamental aspects of screenwriting for films, meeting once a week, for 8 weeks, beginning January 8th, 6:30-9:30 pm. During the 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write a screenplay for a short film. Topics explored include screenwriting fundamentals (such as conflict, beginning/middle/end), finding the story spark and discovering what you want to say (theme), creating compelling characters, techniques to write a successful short film (vs the feature format), implementing successful visual storytelling, crafting well constructed scenes utilizing POV, dialogue, structure, and style, and understanding the basic formatting of a script. By the end of class, students will have written a complete short script, and have the beginnings of a feature screenplay. Cost for the course is $525. Class size will be limited to allow for a more individualized experience. Register for the course at www.ashevilleschooloffilm.com.

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45 South French Broad Ave, Suite 120 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 02/28/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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his 8 week course will focus on Pre-Production, including story pitches, screenwriting, location scouting, actor casting, storyboard creation and shot lists, and Production of two short films up to the completion of principal photography. By the end of the course, students will have shot material for two 7-10 minute short films which will be ready for Post-Production in the following course, Advanced Filmmaking. There will be a minimum of two shooting days per film, 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.

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45 South French Broad Ave, Suite 120 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/01/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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As part of NEDAwareness Week 2018, T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating is bringing Fattitude and its creators to Asheville! Every BODY Deserves Respect. Come see the documentary that is changing the conversation around size, body acceptance, and our culture. WHAT: Screening of Fattitude followed by 30 min. Q & A with documentary directors, Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman WHEN: March 1, 2018 @ 6pm WHERE: Grail Movie House, Downtown Asheville COST: $25, limited seating **Fattitude examines how popular culture perpetuates the fat hatred and fat-shaming that results in a very real cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people who are living in fat bodies. The documentary is very conscious and attentive to the idea that fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality, and gender. Fattitude features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, Hollywood types (directors, writers, and actors), and psychologists including Ricki Lake, Rebecca Phul, Jackson Katz, Marilyn Wann, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Jen Posner, Lindy West, Winne Holzman, Guy Branum, Tess Holliday, Andrew Walen, and others. Ultimately, Fattitude's goal is to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not only on issues of self-acceptance, but also on legitimate questions of systemic cultural prejudice. http://fattitudethemovie.squarespace.com **T.H.E Center for Disordered Eating, founded in 2004 and located in the heart of Asheville, is a support network for individuals and families, health care providers, educators, and the general public. T.H.E. Center is the only nonprofit in North Carolina serving thousands through community and professional outreach and education, advocacy, resource development and referral, a lending library, and support groups. http://www.thecenternc.org/ **The theme for NEDAwareness Week this year is 'Let's Get Real' and the goal is to expand the conversation and highlight stories we dont often hear. https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/nedawareness

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45 South French Broad Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/01/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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In honor of the brilliant director Guillermo del Toro's new film, THE SHAPE OF WATER, being nominated for 13 Academy Awards we are screening his first Oscar-winning film, PAN'S LABYRINTH, on the big screen in our movie theater. "Pan's Labyrinth" won 33 film awards in 2007 along with 3 Academy Awards including the Best Cinematography Oscar.  The story is exhilarating, the acting is superb, the production design is wildly imaginative, and the cinematography/visuals are absolutely stunning. This Spanish-language film was a HUGE HIT in the United States upon its release. Very few foreign language/subtitled films achieve box office gold with Americans. It is a rare treat to see this incredible film in a dark theater on the big screen.  We expect this film to sell out, so don't wait to get your tickets which are only $3.00! MOVIE SYNOPSIS: In 1944 Spain, young Ofelia and her ailing mother arrive at the post of her mother's new husband, a sadistic army officer who is trying to quell a guerrilla uprising.  While exploring an ancient maze, Ofelia encounters the faun Pan, who tells her that she is a legendary lost princess and must complete three dangerous tasks in order to claim immortality. CONTENT GUIDELINE: Rated R for graphic violence and some language. Note that this is a Spanish-language film with English subtitles. Watch this fantastic film in Asheville's original dine-in theater. There are tables in front of our big, cushy theater seats. Order dinner from our huge diverse menu (vegan options!), and enjoy this rare cinematic experience with 140+ other fans of this film. Also, enjoy a huge selection some of the best local beer from the third oldest brewery in WNC! FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is plenty of parking in front of the building, on each side, and also in a big parking lot behind the building. All parking is free. Asheville Pizza & Brewing on Merrimon Avenue is very easy to find. Only five minutes from I-26, I-240 and Downtown. Should I arrive early? ABSOLUTELY!!!  We strongly suggest you arrive at least 30 minutes early so you can order and get settled into your seat before the movie starts. Can I order food and beverages inside the theater? Yes!  You can order anything from the diverse menu of Asheville Pizza & Brewing and drink any of Asheville Brewing Company's delicious beers!  The menu has pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads, quesadillas, vegan options and more!  The full menu can be found on our website.   Is there any pre-show entertainment? Doors usually open one hour prior to the showtime with a pre-show collection of unique and funny videos playing before the movie begins. Regulars to our theater always arrive extra early to enjoy our pre-show which changes with each movie. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. Please do not call our location as the staff who answers will likely not be able to know the answer.  Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? It isn't necessary.  After you purchase your ticket we will have your name on a list when you arrive, so we really only need the name the tickets were purchased with.  You can also show us the email purchase confirmation on your phone, but you can bring in a printed ticket if you prefer.  Please check in at the ticket counter at least 20 minutes before showtime to find a good seat. We expect a sellout.  Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes, just make sure they check in with whatever name the tickets were purchased under.

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77 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/03/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Image Size, Angle and Movement In a well constructed film, image can (and should be) an equal partner with dialog in carrying the story telling weight. Learn the importance of well thought out camera position, image size, lens focal length and camera movement in this class as we discuss and demonstrate the effect these choices have on the overall meanings conveyed to an audience. What effect does changing the camera height above or below an actor’s eye level have on the audience’s percep- tion of that character? What does a shot of an actor that includes a “piece” of another character imply? What about a “single” shot of that same actor? What feeling accompanies “hand-held-movement” as opposed to move- ment on a dolly or other stabilization device. What is a “Dutch” angle and what does it mean within the context of a story? ​ Explore these and many other camera blocking considerations in this immersive hands-on 2 day workshop on Saturday & Sunday, March 3rd - 4th, 2018, 10 am-5pm with instructor Brad Hoover. Cost is $150 ($120 for ALUMNI) for the weekend. Register for the workshop at www.ashevilleschooloffilm.com.

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45 South French Broad Ave, Suite 120 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/25/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Join potential students and the local film community of Asheville and WNC! Check out our classroom and studio facility and meet ASoF co-owners Brad Hoover and Beth Rhyne, as well as other guest instructors. Learn about upcoming classes and seminars. Stop in any time from 3-6 pm, and mingle with local filmmakers and enthusiasts. Select student films will be shown at approximately 4 pm! Light snacks and adult beverages provided. Please RSVP via facebook or by emailing [email protected] Free parking available in the United Way lot across the street, under the building (entrance Ann street) or along the street.

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45 South French Broad Ave, Suite 120 , Asheville, NC 28801
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