Show Times

Monday 24, July

Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz at Dinner

UN

Tuesday 25, July

Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz at Dinner

UN

Wednesday 26, July

Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz at Dinner

UN

Thursday 27, July

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Friday 28, July

Saturday 29, July

Jeff Little Trio: A Night of Bluegrass

Jeff Little Trio: A Night of Bluegrass

Sunday 30, July

Monday 31, July

The Hero

The Hero

NR

Tuesday 1, August

The Hero

The Hero

NR

Wednesday 2, August

The Hero

The Hero

NR

Thursday 3, August

Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit

UN

Thursday 24, August

Painting the Modern Garden: Exhibition on Screen

Painting the Modern Garden: Exhibition on Screen

EExempt

Tuesday 12, September

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

UN

Saturday 16, September

Singer Songwriter: Artists "In the Round" Sep 2017

Singer Songwriter: Artists "In the Round" Sep 2017

Thursday 21, September

The Artist's Garden:  Exhibition on Screen

The Artist's Garden: Exhibition on Screen

EExempt

Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz at Dinner

UN

A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.

Monday 24, July

Tuesday 25, July

Wednesday 26, July

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Jeff Little Trio: A Night of Bluegrass

Jeff Little Trio: A Night of Bluegrass

The Jeff Little Trio

Jeff Little

With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable one. His distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flat-picked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision and clarity.

Little’s involvement with fiddle tunes, old time country, and traditional blues dates to his growing up in Boone, North Carolina, where his family, owned a music shop. The shop was a regular gathering place for musicians who would just stop by to pick a few tunes. At an early age Jeff would regularly sit in with many of the musicians from the region, including one of America’s most influential musicians: Doc Watson. These influences helped shape Jeff’s approach to the piano which is based on these deep musical traditions. But there is also an echo of more contemporary mountain tradition in Jeff’s performances.

Today, Jeff as well as his trio stay busy traveling the country performing concerts with an energy and dedication to their music that is evident at every show. Performances include The Smithsonian Institution, The National Folk Festival, American Piano Masters, Merlefest, and many festivals, performing arts centers, colleges and music venues throughout the US. He has also taken his traditional piano style around the world on U.S. government goodwill tours, performing in Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Oman, France and Tanzania. Jeff has released four CDs, and been featured on National Public Radio and PBS many times. In 2014 Jeff was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

Steve Lewis:

Steve Lewis is an award winning guitar and banjo player from Todd NC and is one of the most respected acoustic musicians in the country. Steve is well known for his flat picking on guitar and his mastery of the five string banjo. Steve has won many championships for his guitar and banjo playing. Some of the prestigious events include the Walnut Valley Nationals, Merlefest, the Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Renofest and the Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition. Steve is also a two time national champion on the banjo as well.

Josh Scott:

Rounding out the trio is upright bass master Josh Scott from Fleetwood, NC. Josh has been featured on stage and in the studio with many critically acclaimed artists of acoustic and Americana music.

Saturday 29, July

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

UN

From longtime fans Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio and filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, MAY IT LAST is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the their multi-Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness,” which was released on American Recordings/Republic Records. With the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership, as band members undergo marriage, divorce, parenthood, illness, and the challenges of the music business. More than just a music documentary, MAY IT LAST is a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time.

Tuesday 12, September

Painting the Modern Garden: Exhibition on Screen

Painting the Modern Garden: Exhibition on Screen

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NOTE: TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE $15 EACH OR BOTH EVENTS FOR $20. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE THE PACKAGE PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE BEFORE AUGUST 24TH FROM 12 - 5PM TUES - FRI AT (910) 692-3611.

PAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN:

MONET TO MATISSE

Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy of Arts, London:

"A ravishing joy from start to finish." The Guardian *****

"Time and space dissolve in pure shimmering light and colour." The Telegraph ****

"A show that feels as intellectually invigorating as it is visually delightful." The Times ****

From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, the film takes a magical and widely travelled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract colour, decorative design and utopian ideas. Guided by passionate curators, artists and garden enthusiasts, this remarkable collection of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century will reveal the rise of the modern garden in popular culture and the public’s enduring fascination with gardens today. Long considered spaces for expressing colour, light and atmosphere, the garden has occupied the creative minds of some of the worlds greatest artists. As Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film.

Thursday 24, August

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Sponsored by: Gussy Up

Thursday 27, July

Singer Songwriter: Artists "In the Round" Sep 2017

Singer Songwriter: Artists "In the Round" Sep 2017

Local musician Becca Rae has assembled some of our area’s finest singer-songwriters to perform together in this intimate format. Presented in Nashville’s famous “in-the-round” style, each songwriter will take turns playing one song at a time, explaining the meaning behind the melodies and the emotions that were carefully crafted into passionate lyrics. This show offers a rare glimpse into the minds of professional songwriters, drawing the audience into that place and time each song was born.

Saturday 16, September

Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit

UN

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Sponsored by: Nationwide/Murphy Agency

Thursday 3, August

The Artist's Garden:  Exhibition on Screen

The Artist's Garden: Exhibition on Screen

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NOTE: TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE $15 EACH OR BOTH EVENTS FOR $20. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE THE PACKAGE PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE BEFORE AUGUST 24TH FROM 12 - 5PM TUES - FRI AT (910) 692-3611.

Directed by Phil Grabsky and narrated by Gillian Anderson.

Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes.

In 1886, the French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel brought a selection of his huge stock of impressionist paintings to New York, changing the course of art in America forever. American artists flocked to the French village of Giverny, home to the master impressionist Claude Monet, and cheered the French new wave: painting outdoors with a new found brilliance and vitality. As Europe recoiled against the work of Monet, Degas and Renoir, Americans embraced it and created their own style of impressionism.

The timing of Durand-Ruel’s transformative visit was perfect. As America steamed into the Industrial Age, urban reformers fought to create public parks and gardens: patches of beauty amid smokestacks and ash heaps. These gardens provided unlimited inspiration for artists and a never-ending oasis for the growing middle class, made up of increasingly independent women, who relished the writings of English horticulturalists Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson. Meanwhile the rise of wide-circulation magazines cultivated the idea that gardening was a path to spiritual renewal amid industrial blight and the belief that artists should work in native landscapes.

As America made its epic move from a nation of farmers to a land of factories, the pioneering American Impressionists crafted a sumptuous visual language that told the story of an era.

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism features the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Thursday 21, September

The Hero

The Hero

NR

THE HERO stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS). Lee Hayden (Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. THE HERO is a beautiful and poignant celebration of life and the legacies we all leave behind.

Friday 28, July

Sunday 30, July

Monday 31, July

Tuesday 1, August

Wednesday 2, August

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