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Moonshining in the Mountains

World Premieres: Thursday, June 17- 7:00 PM. The Orange Peel Friday, June 18 - 8:00 PM. North River Farms Sunday, June 20 - 8:00 PM. Southern Appalachian Brewery- SOLD OUT Thursday, June 24 - 7:30 PM Livestream Event

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The Center's newest documentary film focuses on the iconic moonshiners.  Rather than the stereotypes of lazy, drunken mountaineers, moonshiners were some of the most entrepeneurial and creative farmers in a community who not only provided a public service but helped to put food on the table for themselves and their communities.  The stories are both heart-rending, funny and moving and open a window into the soul of the Southern Appalachian world that's rapidly vanishing. All screenings include live music by Apple Country String Band or Bandana Rhythm as well as a talk with the director and local moonshiners. The screening at North River Farms is drive-in theater event with a food truck. This is a general admission event.  Tickets vary by venue in order to maintain social distancing.  As social distancing rules change, we will update this site which may make more (or even less) seats available.  Right now, each site has limited capacity and tickets are expected to sell out quickly.  As a special offer for our ticketbuyers, if you purchase the DVD along with your tickets, you get $5 off the DVD price and save the additional $5 shipping and handling.  (Do not choose this option until after you've bought your tickets first or you will be charged a $5 processing fee to return your money.) See venue information below for more details. This is a ticket-less event.  Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event.  Outside venues are subject to weather dates if necessary.  Your tickets are automatically good for these weather dates should the event not go on for the original date.  All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable once purchased. UPDATE: As things open up more, masks are optional at all venues, social distancing and masks are still encouraged.  Thanks for your understanding! Register now before these shows are sold out! For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. WORLD PREMIERE DATES AND LOCATIONS Thursday, June 17- 7:00 PM. The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. Tickets are a donation of $20 per person.  Individual tickets are now available. Masks are suggested. Extra space between rows will maintain safety. Friday, June 18 - 8:00 PM, North River Farms, 3333 N Mills River Rd, Mills River, NC 28759.  Tickets are per carload.  All cars are $40 each. Larger vehicles must park in the rear. Sound is available via outside speakers or through your car radio.  Whether you watch from your car or sit outside under the stars, a spectacular way to watch a film! Bring your camp chairs and either sit by your car or upfront to enjoy the music and film! (weather dates are June 25 and 26.) Sunday, June 20 - 8:00 PM, Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St, Hendersonville, NC 28792.  Tickets are a donation of $20 per person. Table seating of up to 6 is also available for $110 per table.  (Weather date is June 27.) All Tickets Are Sold Out. Thursday, June 24 - 7:30 PM, Livesteam Event - For those not yet ready to venture out, watch the film, and participate in a Q&A with the director and a local moonshiner. Directions:
Major film support provided by Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, Community Foundation of Henderson County, North Carolina Humanities, Paul and Simone Shoemaker and Chuck McGrady.
The Spirits Still Move Them DVD
The Spirits Still Move Them DVD
DVD Will Be Available And Start Shipping At the End of June 2021. Truth is stranger (and more interesting) than fiction. Mountaineers were masters of making something out of nothing, whether it be crops from bare soil or liquor from corn and fruit. These are the fascinating, funny and heart-rendering stories of the moonshiners who evaded the law (sometimes) and found creative ways to survive, put food on the table, and produce a product that we still enjoy today.