Asheville film

Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Jam in the Trees pacs some great music into Friday and Saturday at Pisgah Brewing.

by August 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Remembering the filming of ‘Bull Durham’ in Asheville 30 years later

Remembering the filming of ‘Bull Durham’ in Asheville 30 years later

The Asheville Tourists will give away 1,000 Crash Davis bobbleheads on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of “Bull Durham.”

Cat Fly Film Fest, new Asheville film festival, puts spotlight on indie filmmakers

Cat Fly Film Fest, new Asheville film festival, puts spotlight on indie filmmakers

The new film festival is created by and for local indie film artists, with a focus on Asheville talent.

‘Dirty Dancing’ remake filmed around Asheville to air May 24 on ABC

‘Dirty Dancing’ remake filmed around Asheville to air May 24 on ABC

The “Dirty Dancing” remake stars Abigail Breslin as Baby and Colt Prattes as Johnny.

by January 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville film, feature
Southeastern Film Critics Association: ‘Moonlight’ best film of 2016

Southeastern Film Critics Association: ‘Moonlight’ best film of 2016

In other awards, Casey Affleck won Best Actor for “Manchester by the Sea” and Natalie Portman won Best Actress for “Jackie.”

by December 31, 2016 0 comments Asheville film
Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top 10 mosted-rented movies at Orbit DVD

Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top 10 mosted-rented movies at Orbit DVD

Hovering just out of the top 10 are “The Witch,” “The Nice Guys,” “Black Mass” and “Game of Thrones Season 5.”

by December 14, 2016 0 comments Asheville film
‘Twilight’ movie actor to star in Asheville movie production

‘Twilight’ movie actor to star in Asheville movie production

Asheville-based Solis Films will be shooting the film around Asheville, Old Fort and Black Mountain starting Dec. 1.

by November 29, 2016 1 comment Asheville film, feature
Burger Bar in Asheville to host screening of ‘Wastedland 2’ on Sunday

Burger Bar in Asheville to host screening of ‘Wastedland 2’ on Sunday

The movie depicts a post apocalyptic world where the last few remaining inhabitants are the spirit animals of graffiti writers.

by November 1, 2016 1 comment Asheville film
Will Asheville see spotlight in new Zelda Fitzgerald film starring Jennifer Lawrence?

Will Asheville see spotlight in new Zelda Fitzgerald film starring Jennifer Lawrence?

Zelda Fitzgerald and eight other women died in Asheville in a tragic fire.

by October 25, 2016 5 comments Asheville film, feature
Movie screening at Fine Arts features score by Asheville composer Lovett

Movie screening at Fine Arts features score by Asheville composer Lovett

An audience Q&A with Ben Lovett will follow the film screening of “Synchronicity.”

‘Dirty Dancing’ filming in downtown Asheville features hot rods, extras

‘Dirty Dancing’ filming in downtown Asheville features hot rods, extras

Filming for the made-for-TV remake of “Dirty Dancing” created a buzz in downtown.

Gary Jules surprises Asheville Brewing crowd with ‘Mad World’ performance

Gary Jules surprises Asheville Brewing crowd with ‘Mad World’ performance

Jules appeared unannounced at Asheville Pizza and Brewing and sang “Mad World” before two showings of the cult classic “Donnie Darko.”

New downtown Asheville movie theater, Grail Moviehouse, nears completion

New downtown Asheville movie theater, Grail Moviehouse, nears completion

The new movie theater on South French Broad Avenue will feature three screens, concessions and an array of film offerings.

by April 27, 2016 6 comments Asheville film
Word on the street: Woody Harrelson buying a home in Asheville

Word on the street: Woody Harrelson buying a home in Asheville

Harrelson has also signed on to star alongside Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell in a movie filming in downtown Sylva this spring.

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Son of Saul’

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Son of Saul’

As Son of Saul portrays so movingly, evil is something that can infect any of us and is not easily washed away.

by March 2, 2016 1 comment Asheville film
Sylva will hit big screen with filming of Hollywood movie starring Frances McDormand

Sylva will hit big screen with filming of Hollywood movie starring Frances McDormand

The $15 million film feature is about a mother confronting police brutality.

by February 23, 2016 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas movie review: ‘The Witch’

Ashvegas movie review: ‘The Witch’

Unremittingly bleak, “The Witch” is filled with images so haunting that many people will find the movie disturbing.

by February 21, 2016 0 comments Asheville film
Mixed reviews roll in for ‘Genius’ about Asheville’s Wolfe and editor Perkins

Mixed reviews roll in for ‘Genius’ about Asheville’s Wolfe and editor Perkins

The movie “Genius” is getting other press as the movie has its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this week.

by February 16, 2016 4 comments Asheville film
Southeastern Film Critics Association picks ‘Spotlight’ as best movie of 2015

Southeastern Film Critics Association picks ‘Spotlight’ as best movie of 2015

“Spotlight,” a film about an investigation by a group of newspaper reporters, was a clear consensus winner among the voters.

by December 19, 2015 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville film
Colin Firth, left, as editor Max Perkins and Jude Law as writer Thomas Wolfe in the new Hollywood movie "Genius."/ Photo by Marc Brenner

‘Genius,’ the movie about Asheville native son Thomas Wolfe, to premiere in Feb

“Genius” has been added to the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival line-up.

by December 15, 2015 1 comment Asheville film, Asheville News
Release date moved for movie about Asheville native Thomas Wolfe and his editor

Release date moved for movie about Asheville native Thomas Wolfe and his editor

Earlier this year, Oscar buzz was building for actor Jude Law, who plays Wolfe the writer.

by December 9, 2015 1 comment Asheville film, Asheville News
‘Masterminds’ movie shot in Asheville may hit big screen following bankruptcy hearing

‘Masterminds’ movie shot in Asheville may hit big screen following bankruptcy hearing

The movie was originally set for an August release, then an October release.

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Asheville film
Construction moving quickly on Grail Moviehouse, the new downtown Asheville movie theater

Construction moving quickly on Grail Moviehouse, the new downtown Asheville movie theater

The 250-seat, two-screen theater is expected to open in 2016.

Audition for Asheville movie shoot: filmmakers seek boy to star beside Josh Brolin, Danny McBride

Audition for Asheville movie shoot: filmmakers seek boy to star beside Josh Brolin, Danny McBride

The open call is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Riverside Business Park.

by September 9, 2015 0 comments Asheville film
Hollywood bio-pic about Asheville native author Thomas Wolfe picks up buzz

Hollywood bio-pic about Asheville native author Thomas Wolfe picks up buzz

Actor Jude Law, one of the stars of “Genuis,” visited Asheville last summer to learn more about Wolfe.

by August 26, 2015 1 comment Asheville film
5Point Film Festival in Asheville celebrates short adventure films this weekend

5Point Film Festival in Asheville celebrates short adventure films this weekend

The two-day film festival kicks off Friday, with screenings at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, the New Mountain Amphitheater and other spaces around Asheville.

by August 13, 2015 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville film
Downtown Asheville to get new 250-seat movie theater, Grail Moviehouse

Downtown Asheville to get new 250-seat movie theater, Grail Moviehouse

The Grail plans on bringing flexible, unique programming to a hungry organizers, its founders say.

‘Masterminds’ film shot around Asheville last summer pushed back to October release

‘Masterminds’ film shot around Asheville last summer pushed back to October release

The film studio that made “Masterminds” is facing financial turbulance, reports Deadline.com.

New 5Point Film Festival set for August in Asheville

New 5Point Film Festival set for August in Asheville

This looks like a great event. Press release: 5Point Film Festival has selected Asheville as its community to launch a regional concert style film festival in the Southeast on August 14-15 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. “After spending time in the Asheville community and working with the City of Asheville, we were thrilled to pick this community as our future home[Read More…]

Lionsgate buys U.S. rights to “Genius,” movie about Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe

Lionsgate buys U.S. rights to “Genius,” movie about Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe

The film stars Jude Law, Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Last summer, Law visited Asheville to learn more about Wolfe.

Wild Connections: Documentary film fest Wednesday at Pisgah Brewing honors outdoors

Wild Connections: Documentary film fest Wednesday at Pisgah Brewing honors outdoors

Over the past decade, Pisgah Brewing has been a key collaborator in raising awareness, and money, to help protect the environment.

Wild Connections Film Fest set for May 13 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain

Wild Connections Film Fest set for May 13 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain

Pisgah Brewing will release its first in a series of “conservation brews” celebrating Western North Carolina’s treasured environment.

Wilmywood Daily: ‘Dirty Dancing’ television remake to be filmed in Asheville area

Wilmywood Daily: ‘Dirty Dancing’ television remake to be filmed in Asheville area

The 1987 original was filmed around Lake Lure and spawned a long and loyal following.

by April 7, 2015 2 comments Asheville film
Ashvegas movie review: ‘It Follows’

Ashvegas movie review: ‘It Follows’

There’s a terrific near-final scene in this horror flick, but not much else to recommend it.

by April 3, 2015 0 comments Asheville film
VIDEO Trailer for ‘Masterminds,’ movie shot in Asheville last year

VIDEO Trailer for ‘Masterminds,’ movie shot in Asheville last year

The heist comedy based on a true story is due out later this year and stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis.

by March 31, 2015 8 comments Asheville film
Asheville on the big screen: 2015 release dates for Hollywood flicks with local connections

Asheville on the big screen: 2015 release dates for Hollywood flicks with local connections

Grab the popcorn; here come the movies.

by March 13, 2015 2 comments Asheville film
Ashvegas movie review: A Most Violent Year

Ashvegas movie review: A Most Violent Year

Would you have guessed that the heating oil business in New York City was such a cutthroat trade in 1981?

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2014 award winners

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2014 award winners

Thirty-three critics working or living in North Carolina or contributing to North Carolina outlets are members of the NCFCA.

by January 19, 2015 0 comments Asheville film
Ashvegas movie review: Foxcatcher

Ashvegas movie review: Foxcatcher

“Foxcatcher” features fine acting on the part of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell, the latter two who just scored Oscar nominations.

Southeastern Film Critics Association picks ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ as best movie of 2014

Southeastern Film Critics Association picks ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ as best movie of 2014

“Boyhood” and “Birdman” round out the top three, according to the association’s 54 film critics who voted.

by December 22, 2014 1 comment Asheville film
Asheville filmmaker seeks $5,000 from public for movie featuring West Asheville musicians

Asheville filmmaker seeks $5,000 from public for movie featuring West Asheville musicians

The movie, done in the magical realism style, will be filmed in part at Harvest Records and The Mothlight.

by December 4, 2014 2 comments Asheville film
Ashvegas movie review: The Theory of Everything

Ashvegas movie review: The Theory of Everything

At times, the film feels like one checking off all the boxes to get that Best Picture nomination. Yet the movie also never feels as if it’s being deliberately manipulative.

Ashvegas movie review: Rosewater

Ashvegas movie review: Rosewater

Jon Stewart shows he has promise as a director with this film.

Ashvegas movie review: Whiplash

Ashvegas movie review: Whiplash

Director Damien Chazelle’s new movie is one of the most compelling films of the year.

Asheville filmmaker asks public for $30,000 to fund new movie, ‘American Breakdown’

Asheville filmmaker asks public for $30,000 to fund new movie, ‘American Breakdown’

Paul Schattel and his experienced crew of indie filmmakers stand ready to tell their story of a struggling musician who breaks down in an isolated, redneck town.

by November 9, 2014 2 comments Asheville film
Ashvegas movie review: Birdman

Ashvegas movie review: Birdman

What’s the movie really about? Hard to say, but that may be the wrong question to ask about this rich, thrilling film.

Mechanical Eye Microcinema to screen ‘Our Nixon’ Nov. 18 at BeBe Theatre in Asheville

Mechanical Eye Microcinema to screen ‘Our Nixon’ Nov. 18 at BeBe Theatre in Asheville

The all-archival documentary consists of Super 8 home movies filmed by three of Nixon’s top White House aides.

by October 30, 2014 0 comments Asheville film
Asheville Cinema Festival set for Nov. 6-9

Asheville Cinema Festival set for Nov. 6-9

The festival includes a screening of “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly.

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Asheville film
Ashvegas movie review: Gone Girl

Ashvegas movie review: Gone Girl

If you have any illusions about marriage being a blessed union, this movie will surely disabuse you.

by October 15, 2014 1 comment Asheville film
‘Buskin’ Blues,’ a documentary about Asheville street musicians, coming together

‘Buskin’ Blues,’ a documentary about Asheville street musicians, coming together

Asheville has a lively busking scene, and now a documentary filmmaker has captured it.