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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