Movies & Meaning

Storytelling • Healing • Art • Justice

Announcing something hugely exciting: the Movies and Meaning Festival will take place from May 28th-31st, 2015, in Albuquerque, NM. Magical cinema, extraordinary guests, inclusive community, meaningful conversation, beautiful landscape and dance parties! Only 300 spaces will be available for this amazing experience. Get tickets here.


Cinema has been around for over a century, which means there are thousands of magnificent masterpieces that elevate the mind and soul, and also that the art form is just getting started. In a world of infinite content, often dominated by blockbuster superficiality, Movies and Meaning helps you find the best films to watch, talk about, and be inspired by. We recommend three movies each week - one for the multiplex, one at the art house, and one to watch at home.


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Image credit: The Thin Red Line (1998, dir. Terrence Malick) We love it and you can buy it here

The Movies and Meaning Experience will be based at the lovely Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina. There are a number of hotels within a mile of Diana Wortham available at a range of prices and easily walkable to numerous restaurants and bars.

Diana Wortham Theatre
18 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801


You don't have to rent a car to get the most out of this event.

There are many hotel and motel options within walking distance from Diana Wortham Theatre, and loads of restaurant options downtown. Local accommodation options start at just $32 per night.

Hostels Downtown

Sweet Peas Hostel
23 Rankin Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 285-8488
$32.00 - $105.00
0.2 miles // 5-minute walk to Diana Wortham

Hotels Downtown

Aloft Asheville Downtown
51 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 232-2838
$247.00 - $329.00 per night
482 ft. // 2-minute walk to Diana Wortham

Marriott  - AC Hotels
10 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 258-2522
$228.00 - $260.00 per night
0.1 miles // 3-minute walk to Diana Wortham

Downtown Inn & Suites
120 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-9661
$103.00-$200 per night
0. 4 miles // 8-minute walk to Diana Wortham

Four Points By Sheraton
22 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-1851
$150.00 - $209.00 per night
0.4 miles // 8-minute walk to Diana Wortham

Hotel Indigo
151 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 239-0239
$131.32 - $345.45 per night
0.5 miles // 12-min walk to Diana Wortham

Near the Airport:

Super 8 Asheville Airport
183 Underwood Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
(828) 708-7542
$69.99 - $85.99 per night
15.6 miles // 22-minute drive to Diana Wortham (not conducive to walking nor central restaurants)


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