An Israeli woman living under false pretenses is haunted by her past in A.K.A. NADIA, a powerful meditation on the personal and political nature of identity.
Born into a Palestinian family, the naïve and love-struck Nadia severs ties to her Jerusalem home life, and follows a PLO activist (Ali Suliman) to London where they secretly marry. When her husband is arrested, Nadia finds herself alone and in exile, with no option of returning to Israel where she is viewed as a terrorist. Flash forward twenty years, Nadia has forged a new identity as Maya, an Israeli Jew who by all appearances enjoys a successful life as a choreographer, devoted mother, and wife to a high-ranking Ministry of Justice official (Oded Leopold). But the resurfacing of a figure from her past threatens to unravel both her family and her own sense of self.
A.K.A. NADIA features a tightly calibrated performance by Neta Shpigelman as the titular Nadia, as well as Oscar nominee John Hurt in a small but pivotal role. Nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards and winner of the Israeli Critics’ Forum Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Tova Ascher’s directorial debut examines the sense of otherness experienced by outsiders living in an intolerant society.
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!
“A tender, beautiful and loving film, which subtly recalls the crucial part the German Jews once had within Berlin culture.”
During the 1920s, Café Nagler was the hottest place in Berlin. Mor, the film's director embarks on a journey to find out what's left of her family's legendary café. Her grandmother follows the filming with great anticipation. When Mor discovers the true story behind the café, she is unable to break her grandmother's heart and looks for a creative solution. Café Nagler is a film about memory, about our need for family myths and about our longing for a different past.
Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth – member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women’s rights. When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his father falls very ill, he evaluates his life and realizes that he has not achieved much. Despite all his business ideas failing so far, he gives one last try to make it big. And what’s better to sell in the Holy Land other than the very air that Virgin Mary breathed during her annunciation? But in order to, as one priest tells Adam during confession, bring such product into the market he needs to find allies from the three cultures ruling over Nazareth – the Jewish politicians, the Muslim mafia boss and the Catholic church officials. In a politically unstable world where religion is just another merchandise, can the Holy Air be Adam’s salvation or is it just an illusion?
Frank Capra Classic to be seen on the big screen!
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrificed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes; showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls if he had never lived.
PG-13for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking
The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly.
This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world.
His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.
Loving Vincent tells that story.
RRated R for language, some sexuality and nudity.
Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl's first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God.
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
Rfor language throughout and some sexuality/nudity
With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy's cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you're doing.
Oh! Hai Asheville!
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancee, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
If you've already seen this "masterpiece," you're our favorite cusotmers! and if you've never seen it.... well, you're in for a treat!
A Norwegian student, Thelma, moves to Oslo where she falls in love. She soon discovers that she has inexplicable powers.
An innocent and honest relationship between a religious Yeshiva scholar and an 18 year old cancer patient, turns into an intimate and passionate love story that transcends the rules of religion, society and faith.
After learning he is HIV positive, an ex-Israeli paratrooper attempts to reconcile with his religious family back in Israel.
PG-13for thematic content including some sexuality, language and smoking
WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny's rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty's long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father's apartment. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro captures a tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of 1950s Coney Island.