Watching a movie gives audiences a chance to capture that moment’s resonant je ne sais quoi, which is French for “popcorn smell.” Rejoice in artful concessions with today’s Groupon to the Asheville International Children’s Film Festival on Saturday, November 5 at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company and Sunday, November 6 at Lexington Avenue Brewery. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get admission to one film screening for four (a $20 value).
- For $25, you get admission to one day of unlimited film screenings for four (an $80 value).<p>
The Asheville International Children’s Film Festival entertains all-ages audiences with a tightly packed schedule of 70 cinematic works from artists in 25 countries, divided into seven blocks of short films and one feature-length movie. On Saturday, families gather in Asheville Pizza & Brewing’s colorful theater to witness Round the World and Home Again, a live-action flight through the lives, dreams, and playground treaty negotiations of children in seven countries. Wee ones release exhilarated squeals at 13 shorts in Once Upon an Adventure, which fills the screen with animated and live-action feats that delight juniors without the stress of adopting a litter of knights.
Lexington Avenue Brewery’s rustic confines welcome crowds for Sunday’s screening of Legends Come Alive, an animated mélange of international fables. The evening concludes with a feature screening of The Crocodiles Strike Back, a German chronicle about friends who thwart a plot to shut down their town’s factory through action, romance, and the power of montage. Short-film blocks last up to 82 minutes, and the feature presentation runs for 90 minutes. All foreign-language films assuage eyes and ears with English subtitles.