Asheville Cinema Society to screen potential Oscar nominee


The Asheville Cinema Society will screen Last Call at the Oasis on Tuesday, July 17.  The film begins at 7:15 PM at the Asheville Community Theatre on 35 East Walnut St.  Advance tickets are available online and remaining seats will be sold inside the Theatre lobby beginning at 6:45.

The film examines the global water crisis and includes interviews with those attempting to solve the issue.  Immediately following the film, representatives from Asheville Green Drinks, WNC Alliance, and Asheville Greenworks will hold a brief discussion about local water issues and how they relate to the film.

Last Call at the Oasis is directed by Jessica Yu, whose 1996 film Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.  Adding more Oscar pedigree is Participant Media, the film’s production company.  Their prior films include Best Documentary winner An Inconvenient Truth and nominee Food Inc., along with the well-received Waiting for ‘Superman.‘  With such names involved and the film’s socially conscious topic, I wouldn’t be surprised if Last Call at the Oasis landed a Best Documentary nomination.

The film is rated PG-13 for mild adult language.


Stewart July 15, 2012 - 2:44 pm

If you care about conservation, check this out from National Geographic. It gives some great information about how much water is used in making a variety of items.

The Hidden Water We Use

Jordan July 14, 2012 - 6:08 pm

This is an excellent movie! I was able to see it last November at the Savannah Film Festival (before it was released anywhere) and loved it. I had a free ticket and almost skipped it for something else b/c it is a full length feature about water; doesn’t sound interesting to me. But I went and I was engaged the whole time. Most Ashevillians already know a lot of what is in the film, but it is interesting (and makes you even more impassioned about conservation). Definitely go and see it!

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