Movies & Meaning

Storytelling • Healing • Art • Justice

This April 26-28, 2018, at the lovely Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina, we will gather and hear from special guests Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color PurpleBrian McLaren, author and theologian; and Gareth Higgins, film critic and Irish peace activist. We’ll screen seven movies, hear seven stories, and participate in seven activities proven to nurture community, restore hope, and build a bridge to the kind of world so many of us seek. We’ll do it in the setting of one of the most beautiful and creative small cities in the world, in a lovely theatre, surrounded by fantastic restaurants, places to stay, and the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ll make new friends, see astonishing big screen art, and pick up fuel for the journey of living more whole in uncertain times. 

 Festival Schedule

Screening and Session Details are To Be Announced!
Join us for our Pre-Festival Workshop

Friday, February 21

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4pm, Wortham Center for the Performing Arts: Screening of Babette’s Feast, Followed by Community Dinner

8pm, Wortham Center for the Performing Arts: Screening of JES U.S.A

9:45pm, The BLOCK off Biltmore: Opening Night After Party

Saturday, February 22

9:30am, Fine Arts Theatre: Surprise Screening

11:15am, Fine Arts Theatre: Surprise Screening

2:30pm, Wortham Center for the Performing Arts: Screening of After Life, followed by Kathleen Norris in conversation about finding meaning in your life

7:30pm, Wortham Center for the Performing Arts: Surprise Screening

Sunday, February 23

9:30am, Fine Arts Theatre: Surprise Screening

11:15am, Fine Arts Theatre: Surprise Screening