The Peanut Butter Falcon
Oct
18
to Oct 28

The Peanut Butter Falcon

EXTRA WEEKEND ADDED! Now playing the weekends of Oct. 18-21 and Oct. 25-28.

dir. Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

Adventure | Comedy | Drama // 2019 // 97 min. // Rated PG-13

114 W. Main Street, Brevard, NC

SYNOPSIS: A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more info.

SHOWTIMES

Friday, October 18: 4:00 and 7:00

Saturday, October 19: 4:00 and 7:00

Sunday, October 20: 1:00 and 4:00

Monday, October 21: 3:00 and 6:00 (casual FILM CLUB discussion to follow)

Friday, October 25: 4:00 and 7:00

Saturday, October 26: 4:00 and 7:00

Sunday, October 27: 1:00 and 4:00

Monday, October 28: 3:00 and 6:00 (casual FILM CLUB discussion to follow)

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Midnight Traveler
Nov
1
to Nov 4

Midnight Traveler

dir. Hassan Fazili

Documentary | Drama // 2019 // 90 min. // Not Rated

114 W. Main Street, Brevard, NC

SYNOPSIS: When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100% (!!!)

SHOWTIMES

Friday, November 1: 4:00 and 7:00

Saturday, November 2: 4:00 and 7:00

Sunday, November 3: 1:00 and 4:00

Monday, November 4: 3:00 and 6:00 (casual FILM CLUB discussion to follow)

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Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements
Oct
11
to Oct 14

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

NOTE: 3:00 MONDAY SCREENING FEATURES OPEN-CAPTIONING (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) FOR THE HEARING-IMPAIRED

dir. Irene Taylor Brodsky

Documentary | Drama // 2019 // 90 min. // Not Rated

114 W. Main Street, Brevard, NC

SYNOPSIS: Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata. Their lives weave a story about what we discover when we push beyond loss.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more info

SHOWTIMES

Friday, October 11: 4:00 and 7:00

Saturday, October 12: 4:00 and 7:00

Sunday, October 13: 1:00 and 4:00

Monday, October 14: 3:00 (OPEN-CAPTIONED SCREENING) and 6:00 (casual FILM CLUB discussion to follow)

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The Biggest Little Farm, w/ Pucker Up Berry Farm
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Biggest Little Farm, w/ Pucker Up Berry Farm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 6:00, Ingram Auditorium

Although the event is free, we recommend reserving your tickets ahead of time (which is also free!). Scroll down to reserve your tickets!

The Biggest Little Farm

dir. John Chester

Documentary // 2019 // 91 min. // Rated PG for mild thematic elements

SYNOPSIS: The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and their beloved dog when they make a choice that takes them out of their tiny L.A. apartment and into the countryside to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.

The film chronicles their near decade-long attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees, hundreds of crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, and to survive they realize they'll have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

Stay afterward to hear from local farmers Eric and Wendy Manner of Pucker Up Berry Farm, as they discuss some agricultural issues more crucial to our own region and how they're utilizing some alternative farming practices in their own operation.


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Honeyland
Oct
4
to Oct 7

Honeyland

dir. Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov

Documentary | Drama // 2019 // 90 min. // Not Rated

114 W. Main Street, Brevard, NC

SYNOPSIS: Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.

The most awarded film out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more info.

SHOWTIMES

Friday, October 4: 7:00

Saturday, October 5: 4:00

Sunday, October 6: 1:00 and 4:00

Monday, October 7: 3:00 and 6:00 (casual FILM CLUB discussion to follow)

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Give Me Liberty
Sep
19
to Sep 22

Give Me Liberty

dir. Kirill Mikhanovsky

Comedy | Drama // 2019 // 111 min. // Rated R

114 W. Main Street, Brevard, NC

SYNOPSIS: Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and disenchantment.

The debut of a fresh vision of the all-American crowd-pleaser.” -NICK ALLEN, ROGEREBERT.COM

Completely, delightfully unpredictable from scene to scene, "Give Me Liberty" draws you in with its moving performances and blasts of broad comedy.” -MANOHLA DARGIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more info.

SHOWTIMES

Thursday, September 19: 3:00 and 6:00

Friday, September 20: 7:00

Saturday, September 21: 7:00

Sunday, September 22: 1:00 and 4:00

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The Farewell
Sep
12
to Sep 15

The Farewell

dir. Lulu Wang

Comedy | Drama // 2019 // 100 min. // Rated PG

114 W. Main Street, Brevard, NC

SYNOPSIS: In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more info.

SHOWTIMES

Thursday, September 12: 3:00 and 6:00

Friday, September 13: 7:00

Saturday, September 14: 7:00

Sunday, September 15: 1:00 and 4:00

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Maiden
Sep
5
to Sep 8

Maiden

dir. Alex Holmes

Documentary | Adventure // 2019 // 97 min. // Rated PG

114 W. Main Street, Brevard, NC

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more info.

SHOWTIMES

Thursday, September 5: 3:00 and 6:00

Friday, September 6: 7:00

Saturday, September 7: 7:00

Sunday, September 8: 1:00 and 4:00

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Amazing Grace
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Amazing Grace

Documentary | Music // 2019 // 87 min. // Rated G

SEARCY HALL, on the campus of Brevard Music Center (349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC)

Recorded live in 1972 at Rev. James Cleveland’s church in Watts, California in front of a lively audience/congregation, Aretha Franklin’s album Amazing Grace would become the highest selling album of her career and the most popular Gospel album of all time.

Forty-seven years later, the documentary of this recording is finally being released. The film is a testimony to the greatness of Aretha Franklin and a time- machine window into a moment in American musical and social history.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more info.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

Tickets $10, available online April 28 or, if there are any tickets remaining, at Searcy Hall 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Woman at War
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Woman at War

dir. Benedikt Erlingsson

Foreign-Comedy-Drama // 2019 // 101 min. // Not Rated // Icelandic with English Subtitles

SEARCY HALL, on the campus of Brevard Music Center (349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC)

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more info.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

Tickets $10, available online April 7 or, if there are any tickets remaining, at Searcy Hall 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Apollo 11
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Apollo 11

dir. Todd Douglas Miller

Documentary // 2019 // 93 min. // Rated G

NEW LOCATION: SEARCY HALL, on the campus of BREVARD MUSIC CENTER (349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC)

From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

Tickets $10, available online Mar. 24 or, if there are any tickets remaining, at Searcy Hall 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Birds of Passage
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Birds of Passage

dir. Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra

Thriller / Crime / International // 2018 // 125 min. // Spanish with English subtitles

NEW LOCATION: SEARCY HALL, on the campus of BREVARD MUSIC CENTER (349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC)

In their glowing review of the film, The Hollywood Reporter calls "Birds of Passage “an indigenous The Godfather, a beautifully crafted, slow-burn crime saga steeped in native traditions.”

Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

Tickets $10, available online Mar. 10 or, if there are any tickets remaining, at Searcy Hall 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Deconstructing the Beatles: The White Album
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Deconstructing the Beatles: The White Album

Special Event // approx. 87 min.

In his wildly popular series Deconstructing the Beatles, musicologist composer and producer Scott Freiman delivers unique educational presentations about the creative process of the Beatles. He moves past the personalities of the four Beatles to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be loved by millions.

Released in 1968, the White Album’s thirty 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.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

Tickets $10, available online Feb. 10 or, if there are any tickets remaining, at the DFR Room 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Stan & Ollie
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Stan & Ollie

dir. Jon S. Baird

Biography / Comedy / Drama // 2018 // 97 min.

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

Tickets $10, available online Feb. 9 or, if there are any tickets remaining, at the DFR Room 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Oscar-Nominated Short-Films
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Oscar-Nominated Short-Films

dir. Various

Various Genres // 2018 // approx. 109 min.

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 24th.

Please note that the above trailer advertises three categories (Animation, Live Action, and Documentary), but the category we’ll be screening is the Live Action category.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 12:30 // 4:00 // 7:30

Tickets $8, available online Jan. 27 or, if there are any tickets remaining, at the DFR Room 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Shoplifters
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Shoplifters

dir. Hirokazu Koreeda

Drama / Crime / International // 2018 // 121 min. // Japanese with English subtitles

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold, leading to a series of revelations about the family’s deepest-held secrets. Directed by Japanese film legend Hirokazu Koreeda, Shoplifters is Japan’s 2019 submission for Best Foreign Film.

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone: “This soft-spoken, cinematic treasure about a family of thieves highlights the quietly devastating artistry of Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda. It's impossible to experience the deep-seated compassion of this film and not be moved to tears.”

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

Tickets $8, available online Jan. 6 or, if there are any tickets remaining, at the DFR Room 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Liyana
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Liyana

dir. Aaron Kopp & Amanda Kopp

Documentary/Animation // 2018 // 77 min.  // English

Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Swaziland collaborate to create a collective fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork as she embarks on a perilous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The children’s real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell - in fiction and in their own lives.

This genre-defying film weaves an original animated hero’s journey with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring tale of perseverance. LIYANA is a tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power of storytelling.

Critically acclaimed and executive produced by award-winning actress Thandie Newton, LIYANA has won more than 25 jury and audience awards and screened at more than 80 film festivals around the world.

Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

Tickets $8, available online Dec. 16 or, if there are any tickets remaining, at the DFR Room 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Free Solo
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Free Solo

dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Documentary // 2018 // 100 min.

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock ... the 3,200ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope. Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

UNDERWRITTEN BY LOOKING GLASS REALTY

Tickets $8, available ONLINE HERE or, if there are any tickets remaining, at the DFR Room 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Wildlife
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Wildlife

dir. Paul Dano

Drama // 2018 // 104 min.

A boy witnesses his parents' marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man. Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00  // 4:00  //  7:00

TICKETS $8, available 30 minutes prior to showtime

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Science Fair
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Science Fair

dir. Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster

Documentary // 2018 // 90 min.

Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named "Best in Fair." Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00 // 4:00 // 7:00

Tickets $8, available 30 minutes prior to showtime

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The Guilty
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

The Guilty

dir. Gustav Möller

Thriller // 2018 // 85 min. // DANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.  Denmark recently submitted The Guilty to the Academy as their entry for BEST FOREIGN FILM. Pisgah Film Project is the only place in western NC to watch this riveting film! Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00  // 4:00  //  7:00

TICKETS $8, available 30 minutes prior to showtime

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The Wife
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

The Wife

dir. Björn Runge

Drama  //  2018  //  100 min

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.  Starring Glenn Close & Jonathan Pryce.  Click HERE to watch the trailer and for more information.

Playing 1:00  // 4:00  //  7:00

TICKETS $8, available 30 minutes prior to showtime

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