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Back in May we blogged about then-Ashevillean Adam Baker and his part in the indie documentary I’m Fine, Thanks:

I’m Fine, Thanks is a new, feature-length documentary about complacency. It’s a collection of stories about life, the choices we all make, and the paths we ultimately decide to follow.

We examine the factors that motivate and drive our major life choices. And, most importantly, whether or not the path we follow through life – and the habits we form based on that path – are truly connected with who we really are as individuals.

This is a movie about the moment people realize the life they’re living is not the life that’s true to their heart… and, as a result, what they decide to do about it!

Baker, a former debt counselor and speaker who settled briefly in Asheville after touring the U.S. in an RV, was part of the team asking for a whopping $100K to finance the film and its distribution.

Baker’s now a Portlandian, but his team’s Kickstarter campaign raised $116K, making it one of the most ambitious successful Kickstarter campaigns to emerge from Asheville’s creative scene. And eight months later, I’m Fine, Thanks (which includes footage shot in Asheville) is showing nationally at independent release events, and has a local premiere  Sunday, January 27 in Black Mountain.


From the Eventbrite page for the event: 

Welcome Asheville area friends!

We are incredibly excited to host a public screening of the inspiring documentary, “I’m Fine, Thanks”.

The screening will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 5:00 pm, at Eden Hall on the grounds of Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain. Doors will open at 4:00 pm, and we are working on getting some food and beverage vendors out at the event!

“I’m Fine, Thanks” is hour long documentary about rejecting the passive complacency many of us face in our lives. It’s a collection of stories about life, the choices we make, and the paths we ultimately decide to follow. To learn more about the film, check out their ImFineThanksMovie.com or their KickStarter page. You can view the trailer at both sites. Another part of what makes this viewing exciting is that part of it was filmed right here in Asheville! 

There is no charge to attend the viewing. The message of the film is important, and we feel everyone should have the opportunity to see it. There is reserved seating available for only $5 per ticket, and donations are very helpful to cover other costs.

The movie will be completed about 6:15 pm, and attendees are encouraged to stick around and discuss the messages and meanings in the film. Asheville is a great city of people who are willing to shake up the status quo, and we believe the excitement for this kind of lifestyle should be the new normal!

Eden Hall, a beautiful and historic building, first used by the legendary Black Mountain College, will be the location. It seats about 250 people with room to mingle. Everyone is welcome, but RSVPs through Reserved or Free seating is strongly encouraged. Attendees who have RSVP’d through the event page will be given priority over those who show up on the day of the show.

We can’t wait to see you at this awesome event!

Matt Ragland


ps – none of the cast or crew from the movie are scheduled to be in attendance

Screening: I’m Fine, Thanks

Doors 4 p.m., movie 5 p.m.

Eden Hall at Camp Rockmont

375 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain

Sliding scale, free-$5 for reserved ticket; registration on Eventbrite recommended

Discussion to follow

Documentary website

Ticket/info page


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