April 22nd Film: “Maidentrip”

The fourth film of ACS Season 5, “Maidentrip,” will be screened on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:15pm in downtown Asheville at Altamont Theatre. “Maidentrip” is a documentary film by Jillian Schlesinger about Laura Dekker, a 14-year-old sailor, who sets out on a two-year voyage to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone. The documentary received a 4.6 out of 5 stars rating from ACS members. . . Synopsis . 15-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a...

April 8th Film: “The Jewish Cardinal”

The third film of ACS Season 5, “The Jewish Cardinal,” was screened on Tuesday, April 8th at 7:15pm in downtown Asheville at Altamont Theatre. “The Jewish Cardinal” is a French film directed by Ilan Duran Cohen that tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. The film received a 4.7 out of...

March 18th Film: “Girl on a Bicycle”

The second film of ACS Season 5, “Girl on a Bicycle,” was screened on Tuesday, March 18th at 7:15pm in downtown Asheville at Altamont Theatre. “Girl on a Bicycle” is a romantic comedy written and directed by Jeremy Leven. The film received a 4.9 out of 5 stars rating from ACS members! . Synopsis . Paolo, an Italian who drives a tour bus in Paris, explaining to his passengers that Paris is a second-rate Rome, has just proposed to the love of his life, Greta, the...

March 11th Film: “Pablo”

The first film of Asheville Cinema Society Season 5, “Pablo,” was screened on Tuesday, March 11th at 7:15pm in downtown Asheville at Altamont Theatre. The film received a 4.4 out of 5 stars rating from ACS members. “Pablo” is a documentary directed by Richard Goldgewicht that tells the story of the legendary times and work of title designer Pablo Ferro. . . Synopsis . Narrated by Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges, “Pablo” blends documentary and animation...

5th Season Schedule

All films will be screened in Downtown Asheville at the Altamont Theater at 7:15pm . * March 11th – “Pablo” – 4.4 out of 5 stars * March 18th – “Girl on a Bicycle” – 4.9 out of 5 stars!   * April 8th – “The Jewish Cardinal” – 4.7 out of 5 stars * April 22nd – “Maidentrip” – 4.6 out of 5 stars   * May 6th * May 20th   * June 10th * June 17th   * July 1st * July 15th   *...

A Letter from ACS to You

To all Asheville Cinema Society Members (current, future and past)   First of all, we want to thank you for being members, and believe it or not we are going into our fifth season….  Yes I know, it is unbelievable, but true. The Asheville Cinema Society (ACS) is making changes for the 2014 season.  Two years ago we added a downtown location (Asheville Community Theater) and this year we are changing again.  Although Tom and Sandi’s primary focus is still dedicated to the...

New Year, New Venue

The Asheville Cinema Society has decided to revamp the 2014 ACS season. After four seasons of bringing great films to the Asheville Community Theatre and the Biltmore Regal Theater, ACS is excited to announce we will be screening two films per month at the Altamont Theatre on Church Street in downtown Asheville. The Altamont Theatre is partnering with ACS by offering dinner the evening of the film at a 15% discount at The Green Room next door. The set up in the auditorium is such that our...