Film: BEYOND RIGHT OR WRONG Showing Thurs Sept 10th 2015 at 7:00pm

Our New Monthly Film Series


Kicks off with an award winning documentary

Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

Thursday September 10th

Tickets Only  $6

This award-winning documentary feature is about wounded hearts and fractured relationships, but it is also a film about people who will not allow the pain of the past dictate the path of the future. It is centered around people who have used dialogue, compassion and activism to help heal their broken hearts and repair their broken communities. Above all, it is a film about people who are on journeys of forgiveness, but who don't sacrifice their right for justice.

Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness looks at areas of conflict around the world and asks what it takes to forgive, and what it takes to ask for forgiveness under the most difficult of circumstances. Paired personal interviews of aggressors and victims from Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Israel, and Palestine, BEYOND RIGHT AND WRONG examines anger, understanding, remorse, tolerance, and sometimes clemency. 
The survivors' stories are haunting and inspiring, and the film is a meditation on justice and its role in national and personal healing.

Following the film, a discussion will be held  as we open up a dialogue about how the issues raised in the film impact our own lives and how we can respond to situations with forgiveness and justice.


Our new film series, 
Movies That Matter, 
is curated by 
Katie Kasben

Katie Kasben is a storyteller, but mostly a listener, and strives to be a bridge between current culture and ancient wisdom. She has been a teacher, actress, event planner and once sang at a night club in Beijing before managing a hospitality suite at the Olympics. Katie has been a staff member for local and international film festivals and brought the 48 Hour Film Project to Asheville. She has her M.A. in International Communications from Macquarie University, in Sydney, and has spent meaningful time in the Central Desert of Australia working with Tjilpi, an Anangu Elder, and the effects of the "Intervention" on Traditional Owners of that land. She is accompanied on this life journey with her husband Brian Loftin who is a practitioner of Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral work

Upcoming films in this series include

Oct 11, 2015

Drawing on his long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and an investigation into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present. How can we confront the cultural genocide in Indigenous Australia and meaningfully engage with our own First Nations communities in Western North Carolina?

Nov 12, 2015

Overfed & Undernourished, produced & directed by Troy Jones, examines a global epidemic and our modern lifestyles through one boy’s inspiring and personal journey to regain his health from the inside out. Find community resources and engage with local experts to keep your family healthy!

Dec 10, 2015

In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an exponential level as population and technology grows, resulting in the desertification of the earth. The good news is that people everywhere have fought and will continue fighting for their basic right to water. Find out who is controlling our water, and what can we do to protect our natural resources!

Thursday Jan 14, 2016

Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures. Join local garden and bee experts for a lively discussion on how to conserve our mountain habitats!

Feb 11, 2016

This powerful documentary was first broadcast on BBC Four in March 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the Slave Trade Act 1807 which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire. In a three-part documentary series, the history of racism over the last 500 years is examined in close detail, revealing some uncomfortable truths about how racist attitudes came into being and spread into popular opinion. We offer a safe space for more than just discussion, but opportunities for action in healing our personal histories and communities.