June 2016 Events
Director: Max Ophuls
Simone Signoret, Anton Walbrook, and Simone Simon lead a roundelay of French stars in Max Ophuls’s delightful, acerbic adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s controversial turn-of-the-century play Reigen. Soldiers, chambermaids, poets, prostitutes, aristocrats—all are on equal footing in this multicharacter merry-go-round of love and infidelity, directed with a sweeping gaiety as knowingly frivolous as it is enchanting, and shot with Ophuls’s trademark mellifluous cinematography.
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts. Aimlessly passing their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—a Jew, an African, and an Arab—give human faces to France’s immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point. A work of tough beauty, La haine is a landmark of contemporary French cinema and a gripping reflection of its country’s ongoing identity crisis.
The Lady Vanishes
In Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets a charming spinster (Dame May Whitty), who then seems to disappear into thin air. The younger woman turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. Also starring Michael Redgrave, The Lady Vanishes remains one of the great filmmaker’s purest delights.
Port of Shadows
Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean (Jean Gabin), an army deserter looking for another chance to make good on life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as acts of both revenge and kindness render him front-page news. Also starring the blue-eyed phenomenon Michèle Morgan in her first major role, and the menacing Michel Simon, Port of Shadows (Le Quai des brumes) starkly portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies. Based on the novel by Pierre Mac Orlan, the inimitable team of director Marcel Carné and writer Jacques Prévert deliver a quintessential example of poetic realism and a classic film from the golden age of French cinema.
Doors open at 7:45 pm and close at 8:15, so get there on time!
This is a free event, but donations are appreciated.
We are now on the top floor of the Phil Mechanic Studios.
Expanded gallery space
Additional film screening area
Arts & crafts store
Visiting artist workspace
Open Mic every Monday 8pm-11pm
Special exhibits & events
Twin Rivers Media Festival
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Publish your Book of Poetry or Fiction
12th Annual International
Anything Goes...Everything Shows!
Mail Art Exhibit
Send in your entries for the 2016 exhibit!
Deadline October 17th
Send Submission to:
Anything Goes, Everything Shows
PO Box 9907
Asheville, NC 28815
Check out these previous entries for ideas
Courtyard Gallery • Top Floor
Phil Mechanic Studios • 109 Roberts St. • Asheville, NC
Using the postal system as a medium, participants have sent in a variety of fascinating entries! Artists were encouraged to explore imagery and themes of any kind, and use a variety of sizes, shapes and media. Viewers are encouraged to touch the entries, even interact. Favorite pieces from previous years are also included. Click here for more.
2013 MountainX: Mail Artist en masse
2011 article by James Shea - "Mail It In"
2010 4th Annual Mail Art Exhibit--"Anything Goes--Everything Shows III"
2009 Photo Gallery by Steve Dixon
2008 Review by Marshall Gordon
2007 Review by Connie Bostic
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Veterans For Peace,
at the Courtyard Gallery
Join our forum--talk about art, literature, open mic, films etc!
Twin Rivers Media Festival Winners and Schedule
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Twin Rivers Media Festival was held May 27-29, 2011
The best animation, short drama, audio art, documentaries, and feature films submitted from throughout the world.
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Of course not everything we do is commercial. We are also supportive of the arts. Get directions and stop by the Gallery while in Asheville to check out some of the best work from artists across the country.
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