CONTEST OVER Win tix NOW to Friday’s ActionFest screening


ActionFest’s monthly film series rolls on this Friday, May 17 at the Carolina Cinemas with Java Heat, starring Mickey Rourke and Kellan Lutz.  The screening starts at 7:30 p.m. and $10 admission not only gets you a pint of Asheville Brewing’s Ninja Porter, popcorn, and soda, but directly benefits the local homeless advocate service Homeward Bound.

Want to go?  Just be one of the first 5 people to reply to the following question and you’ll win a pair of tickets to Friday’s show:

What is your favorite Mickey Rourke film?

Please use your correct first and last name when you comment.  Tickets will be available for pick-up at The Carolina on Friday night.

Press release:

ActionFest Film Festival, the world’s first all-action film festival, is pleased to announce the second film in its newly minted all-action movie screening series.  JAVA HEAT, starring Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke, will screen one-night-only at The Carolina Asheville, 1640 Hendersonville Road, on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.

All proceeds from this screening will be donated to HOMEWARD BOUND, celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing pathways to housing for the homeless in Asheville. The suggested donation for admission is $10.  Those in attendance will receive complimentary pints of NINJA PORTER, donated by our friends at Asheville Brewing, PLUS complimentary soft drinks AND complimentary popcorn donated by our friends at Carolina Cinemas. This is truly the best action entertainment value in Asheville.

The ActionFest Film Series is a monthly film series occurring on the 3rd Friday of each month at The Carolina Asheville — home of the ActionFest Film Festival — offering action movie fanatics the most awesome, bone-crunching, fist-pounding action films from all over the world, including world premieres and select major studio previews.   JAVA HEAT is the second film featured in this recently launched series.

We hope all Men and Women of Action will join us for this exciting action event at The Carolina Asheville. Tickets are available now at the Carolina Cinemas box office, 1640 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC, or online at


A swaggering American and a tough Muslim cop team-up to stop a ruthless terrorist in this action-packed thriller starring Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Academy Award-nominee Mickey Rourke. A suicide bombing in Indonesia has left the Sultana dead, and FBI Agent Jake Travers (Lutz) was the last person to speak with her before the attack took place. Determined to bring her killer to justice, Jake teams up with Muslim detective Hashim (Indonesian actor Ario Bayu) to track down the mastermind of the operation, an opportunistic terrorist named Malik (Rourke) with close ties to Jihadist terrorists. In the world’s largest Muslim country, these two unlikely partners will forge a fragile alliance in a bid to prevent Malik from pulling off the biggest heist of his career.


ActionFest, “The Film Festival With a Body Count,” was founded in Asheville in 2010 by Bill Banowsky and famed action director Aaron Norris. The first film festival in the world devoted exclusively to action movies, ActionFest features the latest in martial arts, rapid-fire, explosive cinema from around the world. ActionFest is also dedicated to showcasing the unsung heroes of action cinema, the Stuntmen and Stuntwomen, the Fight Choreographers, Stunt Coordinators, and the 2nd Unit Directors who keep audiences’ pulses pounding. For more information about ActionFest visit


Homeward Bound of Asheville began in 1988 as Hospitality House, opening its doors to serve the growing homeless population through long-term emergency shelter. In 2006, Hospitality House became Homeward Bound of Asheville, and shifted its focus from managing homelessness with shelter to ending homelessness with permanent housing.  Homeward Bound’s mission is working with others to end the cycle of homelessness. Through demonstrated commitment to collaborating with other community agencies and partners, Homeward Bound makes a sustainable impact on homelessness in Asheville every day.  For more information about Homeward Bound visit


Anna Tillman May 13, 2013 - 2:24 pm


Edwin Arnaudin May 13, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Good work, Anna!

Thanks to all who responded. Your tickets will be at the Carolina on Friday night.

Wes Barnes May 13, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Angel Heart!

Edwin Arnaudin May 13, 2013 - 2:16 pm

There we go! Rourke in his prime!

We’ve got one more set of tickets, folks! How about another ’80s title?

Andrew Massey May 13, 2013 - 1:14 pm


Edwin Arnaudin May 13, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Ding ding ding!

Westley Hollamon May 13, 2013 - 10:58 am

Sin City!

Edwin Arnaudin May 13, 2013 - 11:04 am

Excellent choice, Westley! Looking forward to the sequel later this year.

Mark from weaverville May 13, 2013 - 9:52 am

The Wrestler

Edwin Arnaudin May 13, 2013 - 9:54 am

Congrats, Mark!

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