Danger Hatt, April 6th from 7pm-9pm at the Flood Gallery
Flood Gallery 1&2: Matt West, Hydrological
Exhibition runs from March 2nd to April 12, 2019
Flood Gallery All Rooms: The Faux Book Club
Opening Reception: April 27th, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition featuring artists Connie Bostic, Marya Roland, Brenda Coates
Linda Larsen, and Alice Sebrell runs from April 27th to May 30th, 2019
Flood Gallery 1&2: Breaking Ground:
Opening Reception June 8th from 6pm-9pm
Ceramic Exhibition featuring artists:
Celia Barbieri, Brock Flamion, Joey Sheehan, Erik Haagensen, Luba Sharapan,
Christine Thomas, Trista Hudzik, Sonja Hernandez and Melissa Terrezza Pace
exhibit runs from June 8th to July 27th, 2019
25th Annual Twin Rivers Film Festival
June 14th, 2019, at the Flood Fine Art Center
Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
850 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28771
April 2019 Films
8pm Every Friday at the Flood Fine Art Center
April 5th Amarcord, Federico Fellini, 1973, Italy
One year in a small northern Italian coastal town in the late 1930s is presented. The slightly off-kilter cast of characters are affected by time and location, the social mores dictated largely by Catholicism and the national fervor surrounding Il Duce aka Benito Mussolini
and Fascism. The stories loosely center on a mid-teen named Titta and his household including his adolescent brother, his ever supportive mother who is always defending him against his father, his freeloading maternal Uncle Lallo, and his paternal grandfather who slyly has eyes and hands for the household maid. Other townsfolk include: Gradisca, the town beauty, who can probably have any man she wants, but generally has no one as most think she out of their league; Volpina, the prostitute; Giudizio, the historian; a blind accordionist; and an extremely buxom tobacconist.
April12th Wadjda, Haifaa Al Mansour, 2012, Saudi, Jordan, UAE
WADJDA is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself. At first, Wadjda's mother is too preoccupied with convincing her husband not to take a second wife to realize what's going on. And soon enough Wadjda's plans are thwarted when she is caught running various schemes at school.
April 19th The End of Summer, Yasujiro Ozu, 1962, Japan
Approaching his senior years, widowed Manbei Kohayagawa is the owner of a small family run sake brewery in Kyoto. Hisao, his daughter Fumiko's husband, works for the company. Another daughter, Osaka based Akiko, who works at an art gallery, is widowed, her deceased husband who decided not to work in the family business, but maintain his own career as a college professor. Kohayagawa's third and last daughter, Noriko, a clerk in an office, has never been married, but is now of marrying age. Because the business is not doing well as it cannot compete with the larger sake companies, Kohayagawa wants to ensure that all his daughters are taken care of financially, which means finding husbands for both Akiko and Noriko, that task which is aided by Kohayagawa's younger brother-in-law, Yanosuke Kitagawa. Akiko and Noriko know about the arrangements with the potential husbands - although Akiko's first "date" is more of a surprise to her - and generally go along with the dates as are requested ...
April 26th Turtles can Fly, Dahman Ghobadi, 2005, Iran/Iraq
On the Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border, the boy Satellite is the leader of the kids. He commands them to clear and collect American undetonated minefields in the fields to sell them in the street market and he installs antennae for the villagers. He goes with the local leader to buy a parabolic antenna to learn the news about the eminent American invasion but nobody speaks English and Satellite that knows a couple of words is assigned to translate the Fox News. When the orphans Agrin and her armless brother Hengov and the blind toddler Riga come from Halabcheh to the camp, Satellite falls in an unrequited love for Egrin. But the girl is traumatized by a cruel raid in her home, when her parents were murdered and she was raped. She wants to leave Riga behind and travel with her brother Hengov to another place, but he does not agree with her intention.