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With taxidermy doc Stuffed, Asheville filmmaker takes on corpses, conservation

With taxidermy doc Stuffed, Asheville filmmaker takes on corpses, conservation

“Stuffed: A Documentary on the Art of Taxidermy,” will be screened Saturday, June 29, at The Orange Peel in Asheville.

by June 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Also, Asheville’s poetry slam scene is experiencing a resurgence, and more.

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Grail Moviehouse to screen Bourdain doc for Asheville nonprofit fundraiser

Grail Moviehouse to screen Bourdain doc for Asheville nonprofit fundraiser

Food Connection is a local nonprofit that rescues surplus prepared meals from Asheville restaurants and caterers and delivers the meals to nonprofits who feed the hungry.

by September 28, 2017 4 comments Asheville food and drink
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
Trans rights activist and media star Mock to speak in Asheville on Wednesday

Trans rights activist and media star Mock to speak in Asheville on Wednesday

Tickets are available to hear Mock, a powerful voice for the transgender community, the author of a best-selling memoir and an online personality.

by September 26, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Barleycorn restaurant in West Asheville closes abruptly

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Barleycorn restaurant in West Asheville closes abruptly

Also, the improv group Reasonably Priced Babies announces a residency at The Altamont Theatre, and more.

by September 8, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Statue of Billy Graham to be moved from Nashville to Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Statue of Billy Graham to be moved from Nashville to Asheville

Also, Patton Public House restaurant is finally open, and much more.

by June 21, 2016 36 comments Asheville News
In new exhibition, Asheville documentary photographer Mike Belleme captures a wild life

In new exhibition, Asheville documentary photographer Mike Belleme captures a wild life

Belleme offers a window into the lives of a small band of homesteaders who have eschewed a modern life.

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Asheville arts, feature
New food/travel doc featuring Asheville chef Meherwan Irani gets March premiere in Atlanta

New food/travel doc featuring Asheville chef Meherwan Irani gets March premiere in Atlanta

The film follows Irani and his Chai Pani restaurant crew, who hit 10 cities across India in 10 days.

by February 16, 2016 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Filmmaker to screen Appalachian Trail documentary ‘The Long Trail’ Saturday

Filmmaker to screen Appalachian Trail documentary ‘The Long Trail’ Saturday

Chris Galloway’s film hits as the Appalachian Trail gets some renewed attention.

by May 29, 2015 1 comment Asheville News
VIDEO Wild Connections: ‘Appalachian Gold and the plight of ginseng’

VIDEO Wild Connections: ‘Appalachian Gold and the plight of ginseng’

Check out this short documentary film by Warren Wilson College students about the threat of illegal harvesting to ginseng in WNC.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Correction: Margaret Williams remains at Mountain Xpress, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Correction: Margaret Williams remains at Mountain Xpress, more

Also, a new shop selling vinyl records, video games and more is planning to open in West Asheville.

by April 4, 2015 5 comments Asheville News
Project seeks $2,000 from for Asheville public housing documentary

Project seeks $2,000 from for Asheville public housing documentary

The goal is to share stories of some of the more than 6,000 people living in Asheville public housing complexes.

by November 3, 2014 0 comments Asheville features
Lush Works, a new film production company opens photography gallery in downtown Asheville

Lush Works, a new film production company opens photography gallery in downtown Asheville

The Lush Works team produces commercials, documentaries, music videos and more.

Anna Jane Joyner, of Asheville environmental group WNC Alliance, with TV star Ian Sommerhalder in the summer of 2013./ Photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville environmental activist Anna Jane Joyner prepares for spotlight in upcoming Showtime doc

Joyner will be featured as part of a documentary Showtime series backed by high-profile producers including James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub.

Inequality for All
(RADiUS-TWC)

Ashvegas movie review: Inequality for All

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich talks economics…and won’t put you to sleep in the process.

by October 21, 2013 3 comments Asheville film
(The Weinstein Company)

Ashvegas movie/book review: Salinger

If you really want to hear about J.D. Salinger and the madman stuff that happened to him…read the new biography instead.

by September 27, 2013 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Magnolia Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Blackfish

“Don’t place orcas in captivity.”
“That’s it?”
“That’s it.”
“I got it, I’m gone.”

by September 8, 2013 6 comments Asheville film
Average blokes.
(Sony Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: One Direction – This Is Us

As this documentary constantly reminds viewers, the world’s biggest pop stars are really just average blokes. Right…

by September 5, 2013 1 comment Asheville film
(Roadside Attractions)

Ashvegas movie review: Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley keeps viewers on the outside with this inside joke of a documentary.

by August 5, 2013 2 comments Asheville film
Two of my favorite Asheville photographers open exhibits Friday: Bellemare at Izzy’s, Zen at Ananda West

Two of my favorite Asheville photographers open exhibits Friday: Bellemare at Izzy’s, Zen at Ananda West

I really love the work of both Anthony Bellemare and Zen Sutherland. Check them out.

by August 2, 2013 0 comments Asheville arts
(Sundance Selects)

Ashvegas movie review: Dirty Wars

Reporter Jeremy Scahill CAN handle the truth in this exciting yet troubling documentary.

by July 24, 2013 0 comments Asheville film
Short film features story of an Asheville painter paralyzed in skiing accident

Short film features story of an Asheville painter paralyzed in skiing accident

The film features the amazing story of Marcus C. Thomas. The film is produced by Bob Peck of Asheville Multimedia.

by July 22, 2013 1 comment Asheville film
(RADiUS-TWC)

Ashvegas movie review: 20 Feet From Stardom

Background singers receive a well-deserved spotlight in this exceptional documentary.

by July 18, 2013 1 comment Asheville film
Ashvegas movie review: We Steal Secrets – The Story of WikiLeaks

Ashvegas movie review: We Steal Secrets – The Story of WikiLeaks

Either the website’s actual story is less tantalizing than it appears, or it truly is spectacular and Alex Gibney’s new film simply fails to present it as such.

by July 5, 2013 3 comments Asheville film
Asheville runners, take note: ‘Spirit of the Marathon II’ to screen June 12

Asheville runners, take note: ‘Spirit of the Marathon II’ to screen June 12

Carolina Cinemas will show the film June 12. Proceeds benefit fund aiding victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Filmmaker seeks crowd cash for Possum Drop doc

Filmmaker seeks crowd cash for Possum Drop doc

The story is an age-old tale of how outsider influence, in this case PETA, affects a close-knit community, in this case Brasstown.

by May 14, 2013 9 comments Asheville film
Twin Rivers Media Film Fest opens May 17 at Phil Mechanics Building

Twin Rivers Media Film Fest opens May 17 at Phil Mechanics Building

Feature films, shorts, documentaries, animated movies will all be screened at the Phil Mechanics.

by May 9, 2013 0 comments Asheville film
Baking powder as commentary on Native Americans?
(IFC Midnight)

Ashvegas movie review: Room 237

The doc of “Shining” analyses isn’t the game-changer for which many had hoped, but it’s nonetheless entertaining and insightful.

by May 3, 2013 2 comments Asheville film
Ashvegas movie review: West of Memphis

Ashvegas movie review: West of Memphis

The compelling saga of the West Memphis Three warrants exploration beyond the superb Paradise Lost trilogy.

by April 9, 2013 1 comment Asheville film
The Crash Reel
(HBO Documentaries)

Dispatch from Durham: Full Frame Day 3

Follow along with our film critic’s final day in Documentaryville.

AKA Doc Pomus
(Clear Lake Productions)

Dispatch from Durham: Full Frame Day 2

A pair of music docs stand out on the festival’s second day.

Spinning Plates
(Chaos Theory Entertainment)

Dispatch from Durham: Full Frame Day 1

Film critic Edwin Arnaudin checks in from the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

The Gatekeepers
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Ashvegas movie review: The Gatekeepers

A solid documentary on Israel’s Shin Bet that occasionally lives up to its potential.

by March 30, 2013 0 comments Asheville film
‘On Coal River’ will be screened today at UNCA’s Grotto

‘On Coal River’ will be screened today at UNCA’s Grotto

The documentary, by Asheville’s Adams Woods and Francine Cavanaugh, follows a former coal miner as he and his neighbors fight for the future of their valley.

by March 25, 2013 1 comment Asheville film
(First Run Features)

Ashvegas movie review: 56 Up

The latest chapter in this revered British series appeals to its fans without isolating newcomers.

by March 25, 2013 0 comments Asheville film
Chasing Ice
(Submarine Deluxe)

Ashvegas movie review: Chasing Ice

A short but powerful documentary on climate change and rapidly melting glaciers.

by March 8, 2013 3 comments Asheville film
A Place at the Table
(Magnolia Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: A Place at the Table

Awareness of the U.S. hunger crisis is a good first step, but this uneven documentary fails to dig much deeper.

by March 1, 2013 1 comment Asheville film
Asheville delights in Oscar win for ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Asheville delights in Oscar win for ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Sixto Rodriguez played the Grey Eagle in 2009.

by February 25, 2013 2 comments Asheville Music
(PBS International)

Ashvegas movie review: Beauty Is Embarrassing

“Beauty is Embarrassing” is an entertaining and informative bio-doc.

by October 25, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
‘Miss Representation’ to be screened Thursday at Fine Arts Theatre

‘Miss Representation’ to be screened Thursday at Fine Arts Theatre

The film challenges the mainstream media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls.

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Asheville features
Rodriguez on his Detroit stoop.
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Sugar Man’ a rich musical mystery

If you love good music, interesting characters, and high-quality filmmaking, head to the Fine Arts Theatre before it’s gone.

by September 15, 2012 4 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Sundance Selects)

Ashvegas movie review: Ai Weiwei documentary essential viewing

Whether due to careful editing or just plain accuracy, Alison Klayman’s “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” depicts the man as one who can do no wrong.

by September 7, 2012 3 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Tonight: Cinema Society brings controversial documentary to town

Tonight: Cinema Society brings controversial documentary to town

Funny and daring, Vikram Ghandi’s film looks like a winner.

by September 4, 2012 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News

Deep-pocketed Whoopi Goldberg begs money for documentary on Brevard trailblazer

Why is Whoopi Goldberg, a millionaire TV and movie star, asking me for cash to make a movie about Moms Mabley?

by July 20, 2012 4 comments Asheville features
Asheville Cinema Society to screen potential Oscar nominee

Asheville Cinema Society to screen potential Oscar nominee

Last Call at the Oasis is scheduled to be screened at Asheville Community Theatre later this month.

Asheville filmmaker’s Sandburg documentary to air on PBS’ ‘American Masters’ tonight

The Sept. 24 update: The new 90-minute documentary American Masters The Day Carl Sandburg Died, premiering nationally Monday, September 24 at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings) to commemorate the 45th anniversary of his death, provides a dynamic examination of Sandburg’s life, work and controversial legacy from a modern perspective. The film will be available on DVD September[Read More…]

by June 18, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Adventure Film Festival coming to Asheville this week

From adventurefilmorg. The event will be held Wednesday and Thursday at Asheville Pizza & Brewing. Buy tickets here. More: Dedicated to all aspects of adventure, from the fearless eco-warrior, to the alpine adventurer, all around the world and back again to our Boulder backyard, this year’s festival premieres the most exciting and inspirational award-winning independent films that ignite a passion[Read More…]

by December 6, 2011 0 comments Asheville features