Show Times

Thursday 27, April

Cezanne and I

Cezanne and I

R

Gifted

Gifted

PG-13for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material

Free Fire

Free Fire

Rfor strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use

You're Killing Me Susana

You're Killing Me Susana

NR

The Lure

The Lure

R16Violence, horror, sex scenes & offensive language

Friday 28, April

Gifted

Gifted

PG-13for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material

Free Fire

Free Fire

Rfor strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

UN

Saturday 29, April

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

UN

Gifted

Gifted

PG-13for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material

Free Fire

Free Fire

Rfor strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use

Sunday 30, April

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

UN

Gifted

Gifted

PG-13for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material

Free Fire

Free Fire

Rfor strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use

Monday 1, May

Gifted

Gifted

PG-13for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material

Free Fire

Free Fire

Rfor strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

UN

Tuesday 2, May

Gifted

Gifted

PG-13for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material

Free Fire

Free Fire

Rfor strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

UN

Wednesday 3, May

Gifted

Gifted

PG-13for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material

Free Fire

Free Fire

Rfor strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

UN

Bad Movie Nite

Bad Movie Nite

R

Thursday 4, May

Gifted

Gifted

PG-13for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material

Free Fire

Free Fire

Rfor strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

UN

Friday 5, May

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

Saturday 6, May

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

Sunday 7, May

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

EVENT - Silent Sundays

EVENT - Silent Sundays

NRLive Piano and Discussion

Monday 8, May

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

Tuesday 9, May

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

Wednesday 10, May

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

Thursday 11, May

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

Sunday 14, May

The Farewell Party

The Farewell Party

NR

Wednesday 17, May

Bad Movie Nite

Bad Movie Nite

R

Thursday 18, May

EVENT - The Sisterhood of Shred

EVENT - The Sisterhood of Shred

NRfew swear words - nothing else objectionable

Saturday 20, May

EVENT - The Sisterhood of Shred

EVENT - The Sisterhood of Shred

NRfew swear words - nothing else objectionable

Sunday 21, May

EVENT - The Sisterhood of Shred

EVENT - The Sisterhood of Shred

NRfew swear words - nothing else objectionable

Deconstructing The Beatles' White Album

Deconstructing The Beatles' White Album

NR

Saturday 27, May

EVENT - On The French Broad River

EVENT - On The French Broad River

Sunday 28, May

EVENT - On The French Broad River

EVENT - On The French Broad River

Wednesday 31, May

Bad Movie Nite

Bad Movie Nite

R

Sunday 11, June

Oriented

Oriented

AFS

AFS

Classic movies every Tuesday at 7:30, only at the Grail Moviehouse. All movies hosted by the Asheville Film Society and with an introduction by Mountain Xpress movie critic Scott Douglas.

FREE for AFS Members

$6 for General Admission

Tuesday 2, May

Bad Movie Nite

Bad Movie Nite

R

Remember that one shelf in the back of the video store? No, not the that one, the other one... And remember Night Flight? And remember adjusting the tracking on your VCR? And remember monster heads exploding and hand shakes through the fly of your pants?

Coming to Asheville from Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse in Columbus, Ohio, Bad Movie Nite! is a celebration of some of the cheapest, cheesiest, and most unintentionally hilarious b-movies ever made. You'll get trailers, shorts and a feature, and although we can't tell you what it is (we never know until we get it), believe me, it will be BAD!

Wednesday 3, May

Wednesday 17, May

Wednesday 31, May

Show Future Dates
Cezanne and I

Cezanne and I

R

CÉZANNE ET MOI chronicles the decade-long friendship between Cézanne, who was born into a wealthy family but struggled to make a living as a painter, and Zola, who came from a poor background but achieved notoriety as a novelist. The film traces the parallel paths of their lives and careers from Aix-en-Provence to Paris, while exploring their fears and ambitions.

Thursday 27, April

Deconstructing The Beatles' White Album

Deconstructing The Beatles' White Album

NR

In Deconstructing The Beatles’ White Album, composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The Beatles (commonly referred to as the White Album). Released in 1968, the White Album’s 30 songs span almost every style of music—from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included the death of Brian Epstein, the creation of Apple Corps, and a trip to India to study meditation. In this multimedia presentation, Mr. Freiman transports his audience into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird” and other songs from the White Album. It will be an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions, allowing the audience to see and hear the evolution of these groundbreaking songs and their lasting influence on popular music.

Sunday 21, May

EVENT - On The French Broad River

EVENT - On The French Broad River

The seventy-five minute documentary ON THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER follows the journey of Bill Torgerson, his wife and 2 daughters, as they raft 147 miles from Rosman, North Carolina, through class III and IV whitewater rapids, all the way to Douglass Lake in Tennessee. With environmental themes related to water quality and best management practices within watersheds, this film is about the river, the people who use it, and the social and political issues that surround it. Utilizing interviews with those connected to the environmental organizations RiverLink and MountainTrue, as well as with experts in the fields of biology, wildlife conservation, and geology, this is an educational and heartwarming film for the whole family.

Saturday 27, May

Sunday 28, May

Show Future Dates
EVENT - Silent Sundays

EVENT - Silent Sundays

NRLive Piano and Discussion

Join the Grail Moviehouse for SILENT SUNDAYS

Each month enjoy a wonderful silent era film with Live Piano Score by Andrew Fletcher, and introduction and discussion with Historian Frank Thompson.

Sunday, May 7th at 7PM

Buster Keaton in Seven Chances (1925)

This dazzling comedy showcases Keaton's genius for super-sized slapstick as it tells the story of an eligible young bachelor who must marry by 7:00 p.m. in order to receive a $7 million inheritance. After bungling a proposal to his longtime sweetheart (Ruth Dwyer), Jimmie (Keaton) embarks on a desperate quest for a bride.

Come enjoy and learn more about this American Classic Film!

Sunday 7, May

EVENT - The Sisterhood of Shred

EVENT - The Sisterhood of Shred

NRfew swear words - nothing else objectionable

In the male-dominated world of jumping bikes a community of women riders emerge. From all walks of life, different points around the globe, they empower each other to push their personal limits on and off their bikes. They have banded together... they are The Sisterhood of Shred.

Thursday, May 18 at 7PM

Opening Night Screening followed by Q&A with director Meg Valliant

Encore Screenings

May 20 & 21

Noon

This full length documentary focuses on the community & key players involved in the Sisterhood of Shred; from coaches to mothers, supporters to the up-and-coming riders. We follow these riders through events and daily lives to examine what motivates them but more importantly, what draws them to this particular community.

99 min

NR - OK for all ages with just a few swear words

More information about the director of The Sisterhood of Shred, Meg Valliant. She is a 37-year-old mother of two, who paid her way through college working as a bicycle mechanic creating habits that flowed directly into her career as a full time camera technician with over 13 years of experience in the film industry. She continues to be active in the bicycle industry as a certified coach, brand ambassador, competitor, event organizer, and filmmaker.

Thursday 18, May

Saturday 20, May

Sunday 21, May

Show Future Dates
Free Fire

Free Fire

Rfor strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Friday 28, April

Saturday 29, April

Sunday 30, April

Monday 1, May

Tuesday 2, May

Wednesday 3, May

Thursday 4, May

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Gifted

Gifted

PG-13for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

PG-13for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Oriented

Oriented

ORIENTED is a feature documentary following the lives of three gay Palestinian best friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv.

Sunday 11, June

The Farewell Party

The Farewell Party

NR

THE FAREWELL PARTY is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma.

Sunday 14, May

The Lure

The Lure

R16Violence, horror, sex scenes & offensive language

A pair of siren sisters find themselves caught in a love triangle when they fall for the same man.

Thursday 27, April

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

UN

When troubled teen Milo, who has a fascination with vampire lore, meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to blur Milo's fantasy into reality.

Friday 28, April

Saturday 29, April

Sunday 30, April

Monday 1, May

Tuesday 2, May

Wednesday 3, May

Thursday 4, May

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow

NR

An inspiring environmental documentary offering concrete solutions to some of the major issues facing the world

French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (starring in Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), became increasingly aware, shortly after having her first child, of several leading scientists reports stating that man’s environmental impact on the planet had reached a critical stage, which could threaten human life as we know it. Conscious of the kind of world her son would grow up in, Laurent teamed up with Cyril Dion to make TOMORROW, a documentary about our environmental and social challenges.

The film’s incredible success lies in their choice not to frighten, but to inspire; to go beyond the disaster scenarios, and share concrete solutions as implemented by hundred of communities around the world.

Traveling to ten countries, from the urban farms of Detroit to an English town that mints its own David Bowie currency to encourage local spending, from a completely sustainable village in southern India to the progressive schools of Finland, Laurent and her colleagues introduce viewers to people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their shared ideas and examples make TOMORROW one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time.

English Narration

Friday 28, April

Saturday 29, April

Sunday 30, April

Monday 1, May

Tuesday 2, May

Wednesday 3, May

Thursday 4, May

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Truman

Truman

UN

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julia´n has decided to forgo treatment, and spend his final days tying up loose ends. When childhood friend Toma´s pays his ailing friend an unexpected visit, he quickly realizes he won't be able to change his mind. In what will be their final reunion, the two friends set out to finalize Julia´n's funeral arrangements, settle his accounts and, most importantly, find a home for his beloved dog, Truman, in this heartfelt and surprisingly humorous film.

You're Killing Me Susana

You're Killing Me Susana

NR

Eligio (Gael Garcia Bernal), a fun-loving, charismatic actor wakes up one morning to realize that his wife Susana (Veronica Echegui) has left him without a word or warning. He looks for her everywhere trying to understand why. His certainty that things were great between them erodes as he speaks with everyone who may know where she is. After a few months Eligio discovers that she is at a writer's workshop in Iowa. Eligio sells off his car and gets on a plane from his native Mexico City to go after her. From the moment he gets off the plane in the Midwest university town Eligio is like a fish out of water. Things only get worse when the short, dark and loquacious Eligio discovers Susana has started a relationship with poet Slawomir. After some heated arguments Susana and Eligio end up making passionate love. The reconciliation is fun, joyful and romantic, and Eligio decides to stay with her until she finishes her workshop. But little by little Eligio returns to his antics that made Susana leave him in the first place, and Susana will have none of that.

Thursday 27, April