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You can now stream the Center for Cultural Preservation's longer films on the device of your choice for short term viewing. Just visit our new Streaming Page, choose the films you want to watch, and enjoy.  (Popcorn not included.  Sorry.) To sign up for our new CCP DOCUMENTARY FILM STREAMING SERVICE visit: https://ccpstreaming.vhx.tv/
Sale! WORLD PREMIERES- Moonshine Film
WORLD PREMIERES- Moonshine Film
UPDATE: Southern App Brewery event has been postponed for June 27 at 8PM.  Livestream film is June 24.

THE SPIRITS STILL MOVE THEM

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

Watch the Movie Trailer Here

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.
$15.00$110.00
Guardians of our Troubled Waters DVD or Stream it NOW
Guardians of our Troubled Waters DVD or Stream it NOW
GUARDIANS OF OUR TROUBLED WATERS reveals the close connections man has had with its rivers for thousands of years, the destruction that resulted during the industrial era and the heroes, yesterday and today, who rose to challenge the damage that was caused.  So much of our quality of life today is as a result of those guardians.  So much of our future depends on us not taking our waterways for granted.  Purchase the DVD below or STREAM IT NOW Here  
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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.  
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A Great American Tapestry DVD or Stream it NOW
A Great American Tapestry DVD or Stream it NOW
A GREAT AMERICAN TAPESTRY - The Many Strands of Mountain Music is an eye-opening look at music history and how America's melting pot and its cultural tapestry changed the world. The film features ballad singers:
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  • Joe Penland
  • Betty Smith
  • Bobby McMillon
  • Donna Ray Norton and more
Also featured are the founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops including:
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  • Dom Flemons
  • Justin Robinson
And members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee as well as Appalachian music experts Phil Jamison, Cece Conway, Doug Orr and many more.  Purchase the DVD below or STREAM IT NOW Here  
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Great Flood of 1916 DVD or Stream it NOW
Great Flood of 1916 DVD or Stream it NOW
The Flood DVD may be purchased online (below) or at the following locations: 
  • Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Center, 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Hendersonville, NC (828) 693-1531
  • Highland Books, 277 N Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712 (828) 884-2424
  • Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 668-9259
Our new documentary film, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, Remembering the Great Flood of 1916 by award-winning documentary filmmaker David Weintraub tells the story of that terrifying week in July when it seemed the world came crashing down as boulders and trees slid down the mountain, rivers became lakes, and homes were so much debris floating on the oceanic waves of the French Broad and Catawba Rivers.  And finally the film highlights what lessons the Flood of 1916 has for us today.  Purchase the DVD below or STREAM IT NOW Here
$15.00
MOONSHINING IN THE MOUNTAINS FILM PROJECT- Premiums for Supporters
MOONSHINING IN THE MOUNTAINS FILM PROJECT- Premiums for Supporters
The Film Is Moving Along- We Only Need to Raise the Finishing Funds to Get it Done! SUPPORT THE MAKING OF OUR NEW FILM ON MOONSHINE HISTORY AND ENJOY WONDERFUL PREMIUMS including EXCLUSIVE GIFTS SUCH AS OUR SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED Appalachian Storytelling Treasures DVD, Moonshine Mug, Tickets to A Future Concert or the Film's World Premiere, Framed Watercolor Paintings, Framed Nature Photographs, Paddle Tours, and gear including T-shirts, caps, and more.
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The Land Still Speaks To Us – DVD or Stream it NOW
The Land Still Speaks To Us is the first in a series of documentaries on mountain heritage spoken by the voices of elders in Western North Carolina.  The film depicts the agricultural life that was lived not very long ago, how people prepared their food, connected to family, community, land and faith and what it means to them today to continue their traditions.  Will we carry on the torch or let this vibrant cultural legacy disappear in the fog of modern conveniences? For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here. To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.  Purchase the DVD below or STREAM IT NOW Here
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Call of the Ancient Mariner – Tee Shirt
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Musical Conversation with David Holt – DVD or Stream it NOW
David Holt is a mountain musician, a storyteller and a cultural preservation who for decades has worked tirelessly to keep mountain culture alive and thriving. This DVD captures his powerful performance and discussion on why he works to keep the fires burning. . For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here. To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.  Purchase the DVD below or STREAM IT NOW Here
$15.00