The film formerly known as "Asheville: The Movie" has changed its name to "Anywhere USA". Slated for a spot in January’s Sundance Film Festival in the resort town of Park City, Utah, the movie is a collection of comedy shorts that were all filmed here in Asheville, NC.
Created by director Chusy Haney-Jardine and wife Jennifer MacDonald, the film has has been a work in progress for over 3 years. The announcement on the movie’s web-site states:
"We’re all chuffed up here in Asheville, North Carolina where the film was shot in its entirety. We wanted to thank all the wonderful people, artists, musicians and businesses from our beautiful home town that helped this little film transcend itself, including our spectacular cast, most of whom had never set foot before a camera. Thanks to all of you who said ‘yes.’ Perversely, thanks to all of you who said ‘no.’"
From the Sundance Film Festival, the description of the movie reads:
"Told in three segments ranging from satirical to tragic, the film is a wildly original look at American manners, prejudices, and family dynamics."
The festival is being held from January 17th through the 28th, 2008.