Event Date: 02/26/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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A collection of classic literary works and the popular movies that brought them to life will be celebrated in “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics,” Biltmore’s newest exhibition of award-winning costumes and objects from the Biltmore collection. Set for Feb. 10 through July 4, 2017, the exhibition is inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library. Photo credit: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Alicia Vikander in a scene from “Anna Karenina.” Costumes from the film will be on display in Biltmore House when “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics” opens on Feb. 10, 2017. © 2012 Universal Pictures Limited

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1 Lodge Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 02/26/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Please join us for a screening of the short film Upwardly Mobile (watch a trailer), which features a cohort of young black males from the Asheville-based enrichment program, My Daddy Taught Me That. The film is a prelude to Beneath The Veneer, a documentary about success, opportunity and inequity in America. After the screening, meet the filmmakers to learn about their collaborative, community-focused strategy that combines film, culture and activism in support of social and economic justice for Asheville and beyond. Admission price includes film screening, complimentary beverage of choice and delicious appetizer provided by Chai Pani! We look forward to seeing you!

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19 Wall St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/27/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Asheville School of Film is focused on providing affordable, short term classes in various filmmaking subjects. Our goal is to provide quality, concise information and experience for those with a general interest in filmmaking and for all skill levels. In our Intermediate Screenwriting is a more detailed class which will allow students to continue to develop a feature screenplay (such as the one began in Intro to Screenwriting), and/or continue to refine techniques and skills used in screenwriting. Intermediate Screenwriting is taught by local award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer. He will lead students through an expansion of screenwriting for feature films, meeting once a week, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM for 8 weeks, beginning January 23rd, 2017. During the 8 week course, students will expand upon concepts discussed and practiced in Intro to Screenwriting, and further develop their feature screenplay idea into a completed project. Upon arrival to the course, students will come with a fully prepared feature script outline, building from their concept developed in Intro, to be written and completed as a feature script over the 8-week period of the course. There will be various advanced lectures on screenwriting theory and practical exercises in order to assist in the execution, as well as constant in-class workshop and critique. By the end of the course, students will have at minimum a first draft of a feature script, if not a first revision. Tuition for the course is $525, with returning students qualifiing for a 20% discount. A 20% deposit ($105) is required 2 weeks prior to class to guarrantee placement. Register with the following form, or on the website (ashevilleschooloffilm.com), or call for more details. The class begins Monday January 23, 2017 6:30pm – 9:30pm Eastern Time at the Asheville School of Film, 45 S French Broad Ave #120, Asheville, NC 28801, USA!

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45 South French Broad Ave, Suite 120 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/28/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Asheville School of Film is focused on providing affordable, short term classes in various filmmaking subjects. Our goal is to provide quality, concise information and experience for those with a general interest in filmmaking and for all skill levels. In our introduction to Screenwriting class instructor and award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer guides you through the basics of screenwriting for a total of 8 weeks. (No class on February 14th.) By the end of class, students will have written a complete short script, and have the beginnings of a feature screenplay.Join award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer in this introductory course on the basics of screenwriting. Learn how to take your idea and develop it into a story ready to be made into a short film. Take your storywriting to the next level! During the 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write a screenplay. Topics explored include screenwriting fundamentals (such as conflict, beginning/middle/end), finding the story spark and discovering what you want to say (theme), creating compelling characters, techniques to write a successful short film (vs the feature format), implementing successful visual storytelling, crafting well constructed scenes utilizing POV, dialogue, structure, and style, and understanding the basic formatting of a script. Students will leave with a completed short script and the beginnings of a feature screenplay. Class will meet once a week, Tuesday evenings, from 6:30- 9:30 pm, starting January 10th, for 8 weeks total. Tuition for the course is $525, and a 20% deposit ($105) is required 2 weeks prior to class to guarrantee placement. Register with the following form, or on the website (ashevilleschooloffilm.com), or call for more details.The class beings Tuesday January 10, 2017 6:30pm –9:30pm Eastern Time at the Asheville School of Film, 45 S French Broad Ave #120, Asheville, NC 28801, USA!

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45 South French Broad Ave, Suite 120 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/01/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Emmy-winning writer-producer Patricia Green will teach this intensive 12-week workshop on writing professionally for the screen, designed to result in a first draft screenplay or television pilot.  Limited to ten (10) students to be chosen from writing samples, the class will cover how to decide which screen to aim for, pitching ideas, story structure and development, character arcs and voices, editing story and dialogue, rewriting, and an overview of film/TV production, including working with actors. Participants will develop a story, write a short outline and a first draft screenplay or teleplay over the 12 week period, guided by Ms. Green, with one-on-one coaching provided as needed.  Participants should be able to devote enough time to read their colleagues’ work and give feedback as well as doing their own writing for the class. Before registering, email a writing sample (film/TV scripts or plays preferred, but not required; writing sample may be of any length, but limit one sample per applicant) to Patricia Green at [email protected] with the subject heading: WRITING SAMPLE. Deadline for writing sample submissions is February 23 but eligible applicants will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. Once Ms. Green admits you to the class, complete your registration and payment through Eventbrite. Some familiarity with film history and access to classic films are recommended.  Participants will also be expected to format their work properly.  For those who don’t choose to invest in Final Draft, the industry-standard screenwriting program, basic screenplay format templates are available for download. The class meets Wednesday evenings, March 1, 2017 through May 17, 2017, from 7 to 9:30PM. Cost: $350 For more information, including instructions for paying with a check, visit https://www.flatironwritersroom.com/previous-workshops/  About Patricia Green PATRICIA GREEN has written and produced iconic TV dramas including North and South, Cagney and Lacey, L.A. Law, China Beach, Chicago Hope and Christy.  Nominated for seven Emmy awards, she has won three and been honored with the Humanitas Prize for promoting human dignity and freedom through film, as well as Christopher, GLAAD, Golden Globe and Scott Newman awards.  She has taught screen and television writing at the University of Southern California, UCLA and The American Film Institute.   FAQs   What's the refund policy? Inclement weather: If the instructor has to cancel a session due to weather, the Flatiron Writers Room will email you and post an announcement on our website by 4 p.m. the day of the session. The instructor will reschedule the missed class for a time convenient to as many participants as possible. The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration up until 5 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2017, via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.    

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/04/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us in celebrating the powerful stories of women pushing boundaries and living between worlds in the stunning short films of visiting artist, Arpita Kumar. Arpita will be here IN PERSON for an artist talk & q&a at the screening! Women Between Worlds: The Films of Arpita Kumar "Sita" unfolds piecemeal onto a day when an Indian maid- servant’s commercial surrogacy goes astray. The story culminates in tragic irony when the body of a young girl and of Sita becomes sites for opposing narratives on female reproduction. With everything at stake, Sita makes a choice that is both disruptive and dignified. "My Dear Americans" is about a Sikh woman’s defiant spirit. A recent immigrant to the U.S, Tejpreet is reluctant to embrace her new American identity. In contrast, her husband celebrates everything that mildly reeks of America. On America’s most patriotic holiday, the fourth of July, they have a threatening racist encounter that crushes the Sikh man’s enthusiastic spirit. Witnessing her husband’s devastation, Tejpreet makes a choice against hate and turns the situation around, if only momentarily. Secret Screening of a brand new film!!! Bio: Arpita Kumar grew up in India and works as a filmmaker and professor in California. She has worked internationally on films in Cuba, the U.K., Peru, Bolivia, India, and the U.S. Her award - winning films have screened internationally at numerous film festivals and venues including the Mill Valley Film Festival, PBS online film festival, Atlanta International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, amongst others. Arpita is one of the three winning writers to work on the New Normal anthology series with Project Greenlight Digital Studios, Color Creative TV, Issa Rae, and Adaptive Studios. She was also selected for Film Independent’s Project:Involve fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, Arpita wrote and directed a short narrative film, My Dear Americans. The film won the PBS People's Choice Award. Arpita was also selected for the Reykjavik Transatlantic Talent Lab during the Reykjavik Film Festival and was nominated for the Gold Egg Award at the festival. She has a MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts, an MA in Comparative Literature from The University of Iowa and a BA in Film/Literature from Hampshire College. Arpita’s achievements and films have been covered by innumerable prestigious media outlets including NPR, Huffington Post, PBS, Black Public Media, Indiewire,BuzzFeed, USA today,India Today, the Indian Express, the Hindu, and DNA India. Arpita worked under Kirby Dick on the Oscar nominated and Sundance Audience Award winning documentary, The Invisible War, which exposed the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military. "I am drawn to the complex relationships that construct the identity of Americans. The works attempt to delight through constructed narratives, but at the core, is the exposition of loneliness and isolation." - Arpita Kumar http://arpitakumar.com/ This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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1030 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/05/2017   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Join visiting filmmaker, Arpita Kumar, in a short form screenwriting workshop! Unpacking hamartia, the tragic flaw, students will work directly with award-winning, internationally recognized independent filmmaker and screenwriter, Arpita Kumar, to develop their own screenplay. Students will leave the 2-hour workshop with an outline for a three act short film. No prior screenwriting experience necessary! Cost: $30 Open to teens & adults! Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/mLsMYIId8UI1GXeh1 Bio: Arpita Kumar grew up in India and works as a filmmaker and professor in California. She has worked internationally on films in Cuba, the U.K., Peru, Bolivia, India, and the U.S. Her award - winning films have screened internationally at numerous film festivals and venues including the Mill Valley Film Festival, PBS online film festival, Atlanta International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, amongst others. Arpita is one of the three winning writers to work on the New Normal anthology series with Project Greenlight Digital Studios, Color Creative TV, Issa Rae, and Adaptive Studios. She was also selected for Film Independent’s Project:Involve fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, Arpita wrote and directed a short narrative film, My Dear Americans. The film won the PBS People's Choice Award. Arpita was also selected for the Reykjavik Transatlantic Talent Lab during the Reykjavik Film Festival and was nominated for the Gold Egg Award at the festival. She has a MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts, an MA in Comparative Literature from The University of Iowa and a BA in Film/Literature from Hampshire College. Arpita’s achievements and films have been covered by innumerable prestigious media outlets including NPR, Huffington Post, PBS, Black Public Media, Indiewire,BuzzFeed, USA today,India Today, the Indian Express, the Hindu, and DNA India. Arpita worked under Kirby Dick on the Oscar nominated and Sundance Audience Award winning documentary, The Invisible War, which exposed the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military. "I am drawn to the complex relationships that construct the identity of Americans. The works attempt to delight through constructed narratives, but at the core, is the exposition of loneliness and isolation." - Arpita Kumar http://arpitakumar.com/ This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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207 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/06/2017 - 04/06/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/08/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Emmy-winning writer-producer Patricia Green will teach this intensive 12-week workshop on writing professionally for the screen, designed to result in a first draft screenplay or television pilot.  Limited to ten (10) students to be chosen from writing samples, the class will cover how to decide which screen to aim for, pitching ideas, story structure and development, character arcs and voices, editing story and dialogue, rewriting, and an overview of film/TV production, including working with actors. Participants will develop a story, write a short outline and a first draft screenplay or teleplay over the 12 week period, guided by Ms. Green, with one-on-one coaching provided as needed.  Participants should be able to devote enough time to read their colleagues’ work and give feedback as well as doing their own writing for the class. Before registering, email a writing sample (film/TV scripts or plays preferred, but not required; writing sample may be of any length, but limit one sample per applicant) to Patricia Green at [email protected] with the subject heading: WRITING SAMPLE. Deadline for writing sample submissions is February 23 but eligible applicants will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis, so applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. Once Ms. Green admits you to the class, complete your registration and payment through Eventbrite. Some familiarity with film history and access to classic films are recommended.  Participants will also be expected to format their work properly.  For those who don’t choose to invest in Final Draft, the industry-standard screenwriting program, basic screenplay format templates are available for download. The class meets Wednesday evenings, March 1, 2017 through May 17, 2017, from 7 to 9:30PM. Cost: $350 For more information, including instructions for paying with a check, visit https://www.flatironwritersroom.com/previous-workshops/  About Patricia Green PATRICIA GREEN has written and produced iconic TV dramas including North and South, Cagney and Lacey, L.A. Law, China Beach, Chicago Hope and Christy.  Nominated for seven Emmy awards, she has won three and been honored with the Humanitas Prize for promoting human dignity and freedom through film, as well as Christopher, GLAAD, Golden Globe and Scott Newman awards.  She has taught screen and television writing at the University of Southern California, UCLA and The American Film Institute.   FAQs   What's the refund policy? Inclement weather: If the instructor has to cancel a session due to weather, the Flatiron Writers Room will email you and post an announcement on our website by 4 p.m. the day of the session. The instructor will reschedule the missed class for a time convenient to as many participants as possible. The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration up until 5 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2017, via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.    

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5 Covington Street , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/11/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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At the finale for our three-month celebration of The LEGO Batman Movie, kids will be able to help Batman protect Gotham from the Joker by making their very own LEGO Batman Speedwagon! Kids can also collect the final two limited edition trading cards featuring characters from the movie. Join us for this fun LEGO Make & Take event (while supplies last).

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83 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/21/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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Federal law allows businesses to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage. This provision was created to encourage employers to hire people with disabilities, giving them the chance to work in and contribute to their communities. Instead, it has led to thousands of people with disabilities being employed in sheltered workshops, where they are segregated from their communities and are paid subminimum wages. Nearly 250,000 people are legally paid less than the minimum wage—on average, less than $2 an hour. Rooted in Rights, a project of Disability Rights Washington, produced a one-hour documentary on the sheltered workshops and the subminimum wages. "Bottom Dollars" also features programs that have worked to get people with disabilities into competitive employment with fair wages.Join us for a screening and panel discussion.

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456 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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