Join Grail Moviehouse in partnership with the Magnetic Theatre for a presentation of the original 1931 FRANKENSTEIN. This classic sci-fi / horror tells the story of Henry Frankenstein, who digs up corpses in order to assemble a living being from different body parts, resulting in the famed monster, played by the legendary Boris Karloff. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit The Magnetic Theatre and their production of THE FRANKENSTEIN RUBRICS, by local playwright David Hopes.
Film lovers in Asheville will join over 100,000 film enthusiasts around the world during Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 when the 25th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at Grail Moviehouse. MANHATTAN SHORT 2022 will NOT be seen Virtualy: This year's Festival will NOT be screening Virtually. If you do not catch it at Grail Moviehouse, you missed it. The Finalists for 2022 The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Scotland, (Czech & Slovakia), Spain, Australia, Finland and Lebanon, alongside two films each from France and USA. These Final Ten Films represent the best short films from among 868 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2022, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide. The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are: Don vs Lightning (Scotland), Love, Dad (Czech & Slovakia), Save the Bees (USA), The Treatment (Spain), Freefall (France), Fetish (USA), Freedom Swimmer (Australia), The Blanket (Finland) Warsha (Lebanon) The Big Green (France).
In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legend. Brandon had been privately tutored in Canada while he accompanied his mother, an opera diva, on tour before her tragic death. The preternaturally bright student surprised teachers by blazing toward his goal of entering medical school, displaying a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. Brandon found friends despite his initial awkwardness, taking bullied students under his wing, introducing classmates to seminal retro bands, and even starring in the school's production of South Pacific. But then his unbelievable secret was revealed. Filmmaker Jono McLeod returns to his old school for a nostalgic look at the strange but true story of his former classmate, Brandon Lee. Utilizing playful, period-specific animation, a pitch-perfect soundtrack, the memories of students and teachers, and the talents of Alan Cumming to bring the tale to life, MY OLD SCHOOL offers more than one surprise along the way.