“Always Woodstock” Jun26

“Always Woodstock”

The ninth film of our 6th Season, “Always Woodstock,” will be screened on Tuesday, July 7th at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. “Always Woodstock” is written and directed by Rita Merson and stars Allison Smith, Jason Ritter, Brittany Snow, Ryan Guzman and Katey Sagal. . . Synopsis .   Aspiring singer, Catherine Brown (Allison Miller), finds herself living a life she never imagined. Stuck at a dead end job in New York City at a mega music record label,...

Season 6 Schedule Jun13

Season 6 Schedule

All 2015 Season 6 films will be screened on Tuesday nights at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River.   * January 13th – “The Pardon” * February 10th – “Anything for Love”   * March 10th – “Like Sunday, Like Rain” – 4.8 out of 5 stars * March 24th – “Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen” – 4.8 out of 5 stars   * April 7th – “Under the Same Sun” – 4.7 out of 5 stars...

“Secrets of War” May29

“Secrets of War”

The eighth film of our 6th Season, “Secrets of War,” (“Oorlogsgeheimen” original title) was screened on Tuesday, June 16th at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. “Secrets of War” is directed by Dennis Bots and tells the story of the friendship of two young boys and a girl during World War II, a thrilling wartime drama and moving coming-of-age story that you will not want to miss. The film received a 4.95 out of 5 stars rating from the audience in...

“That Guy Dick Miller” May22

“That Guy Dick Miller”

The seventh film of our 6th Season, “That Guy Dick Miller,” was screened on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. “That Guy Dick Miller” is a documentary about veteran actor Dick Miller, the last of the great American character actors. Whether sharing the screen with Nicholson, DeNiro, Schwarzenegger or The Ramones, Dick has been stealing scenes since his screen debut in 1955. He has worked with some of the great directors: Scorsese, Corman,...

Short Film Challenge May12

Short Film Challenge

    Jurors:  Greg Kinnear, Tom Anton, Blair Daily Short films (less than 8 min). One entry per film maker. Theme: Compassion for an “enemy” Submissions begin January 5. End August 9th. (Extended) Awards and cash prizes on September 19th, 7pm at Grace Centre (3 miles west of Asheville Airport). All proceeds to support local Asheville charities. For more info call 828-231-2700 or email craiglotz@gmail.com. Sponsored by WNC Film Society         Short...

A Night of Short Films May11

A Night of Short Films

A Night of Short Films was screened on Tuesday, May 19th at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. A Night of Short Films consisted of a compilation of approximately ninety minutes of short films acquired from several film festivals where they have screened this year.  These films consisted of some of the most enjoyable, comical and thought-provoking short films you’re ever likely to see.  They allowed the audience to experience the world of short films telling stories that have the...

“The History of Time Tra..” Apr22

“The History of Time Tra..”

The fifth film of our 6th Season, “The History of Time Travel,” was screened on Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. “The History of Time Travel” is a fictitious documentary about the creation of the world’s first time machine. After the screening, a Q&A via Skype was held with the director/writer of the film, Ricky Kennedy. The film received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from the audience in attendance.     . Synopsis ....

“Old Fashioned” Apr10

“Old Fashioned”

The fourth film of our 6th Season, “Old Fashioned,” was screened on Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. “Old Fashioned” is written and directed by Rik Swartzwelder who also stars in the film with Elizabeth Ann Roberts. Rik Skyped in with the audience after the film for a Q&A session and discussion of the film. The film received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from those in attendance.     . Synopsis . A romantic-drama, “Old...

“Under the Same Sun” Apr01

“Under the Same Sun”

The third film of our 6th Season, “Under the Same Sun,” was screened on Tuesday, April 7th at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. “Under the Same Sun” is directed by Sameh Zoabi and is the story of two businessmen – one Palestinian and one Israeli – who struggle to set up a solar energy company. The film received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from those in attendance. .   . Synopsis . Shaul, an Israeli, and Nizar, a Palestinian, seem to have...

“Shining Night” Feb19

“Shining Night”

The second film of our 6th Season, “Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen,” was screened on Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. “Shining Night” is a documentary film directed by Michael Stillwater that provides audiences worldwide with a rare glimpse into the inner world of the composer. The documentary received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from those in attendance. Please click HERE to view and purchase soundtrack CDs...

“Like Sunday, Like Rain” Feb18

“Like Sunday, Like Rain”

The opening film of our 6th Season, “Like Sunday, Like Rain,” was screened on Tuesday, March 10th at 7pm at Grace Centre in Mills River, NC. “Like Sunday, Like Rain” is written and directed by Frank Whaley and stars Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl,” “That’s My Boy” and “Date Night”), Debra Messing (“Will & Grace,” “Along Came Polly” and “The Wedding Date”) and Billy Joe Armstrong...

“Anything for Love” Jan21

“Anything for Love”

The Perfect Date Night for Valentine’s Day, “Anything for Love” was screened on February 10th as the Anton’s introduced their renamed film society, WNC Film Society and their NEW venue to the Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard, Arden and Mills River areas.     The former New Orleans resident and now resident of Brevard, Tom Anton wanted to make sure that the unique beauty, history and romance of his beloved city was fully captured in his film, Anything for Love based...

“The Pardon” January 13th Dec07

“The Pardon” January 13th

Married independent filmmakers Tom Anton and Sandi Russell screened their second feature film “The Pardon,” a 1930s and ’40s crime drama on January 13th, 2015. “The Pardon,” exemplifies our universal need to be loved and to be forgiven, portrayed in the unlikely but true story of Toni Jo Henry (Jaime King), a woman tried for the crime of murder in 1942 in the state of Louisiana. “The Pardon” was screened at 7pm on Tuesday, January 13th at the Grace...

New Venue: Grace Centre Dec05

New Venue: Grace Centre

Grace Centre 495 Cardinal Rd., Mills River, NC 28759 All first season WNC Film Society screenings will be held at Grace Centre, located 3 miles west of the Asheville Airport off Hwy 280. Grace Centre has the capacity to accommodate 700 people and has a newly installed large screen and state of the art projector.  In addition to comfortable stadium seating, a large lobby is available to gather before and after the screenings. . View Larger...

Welcome to WNCFS! Nov22

Welcome to WNCFS!

Tom & Sandi Anton have combined the Asheville Cinema Society and the Brevard Film Society to create the WNC Film Society (WNCFS). The sixth season of screening independent feature films, documentaries, foreign films and collection of short films (that may not play in the WNC area) will include a venue to a more centrally located facility.  Our season kicks off on March 10th, 2015 at the Grace Centre located at 495 Cardinal Road in Mills River, right off of Highway 280, just South the...