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Black and White GALA

Black and White GALA

Friday October 8, 2021 5pm - 10pm Tryon Fine Arts Center

VIP and Gala pass holders only.

Featuring Comedian Alex Scott, Artist Chuck Connelly, and Southern Hospitality

Kicking off the 2021 Tryon International Film Festival will be the ever-popular and elegant Black and White Gala on Friday, Oct. 8, at the recently expanded Tryon Fine Arts Center. It will be an evening filled with red carpets, glitz and glamour, fine art in the making, epicurean delights, international celebrities, and, of course, movies!

And this year’s gala will be like no other here in the past. We have taken our inspiration from the movie Into The Light, which will be showing that night. The movie is about internationally acclaimed visual artist Chuck Connelly and his descent into self isolation and his re-emergence into society, and the work he produced along that journey. We will have some of his original paintings on display, as well as works of art from local artists.

“I’m also happy to announce that Chuck Connelly is scheduled to be at the Gala, which is super exciting,” Festival Co-Founder Beau Menetre said, “We will show the movie about him and show his artwork, and he’ll be here to meet and greet. It doesn’t get any better.”

Throughout the Art Center with its many rooms and galleries, the work of local artists will be on public display during the Gala. Some of the artists will be set up to paint during the Gala, giving the patrons a look at the creative process. In keeping with the art gallery theme, the Gala’s decor will include original displays and centerpieces, such as a six-foot high glass full of colorful painter’s brushes.

“Tryon is renowned for its world-class art and creativity,” Menetre said. “This is a wonderful and most appropriate opportunity to capitalize on the local talent.”

Guests are asked to arrive in black and white attire, cocktail to casual. “The Gala’s sponsor is Black and White Coffee Roasters out of Wake Forest, NC, and we thought of no better — and most creative — way to salute that sponsor than to pick up on its name and apply it to the event. 

All food for the evening will be pre-packaged and sealed, prepared by caters in white cotton gloves. Drinks for the evening will be local craft beer from Upcountry Brewing and local fine wines.

The party will start at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m. comedian Alex Scott will open the formal presentation with a short comedy skit. He will then introduce Menetre and Co-Founder Kirk Golwitzer for the official welcome. The stage will then make way for the screening of Into The Light, followed by questions-and-answers with Connelly and the audience. Afterward the guests are welcome to continue enjoying themselves in the building and outside in the star-lit McMillian Gardens set against the Blue Ridge Mountains’ autumn backdrop. 

Tickets to the Gala are $75 each or included in the $125 VIP package. Tickets to the Gala, as well as all Film Festival events, are now available here. 

 

Saturday Night Feature Film 1 COWBOYS

Saturday Night Feature Film 1 COWBOYS

Saturday October 9, 2021 8pm Tryon Theater

Also open to the Public with a one-screening ticket purchase

Sponsored and introduced by Elma Garcia

In an age of breathtaking change, rapid urbanization, and a daily news cycle, it’s hard to imagine an existence almost entirely divorced from that reality. Yet, COWBOYS: A Documentary Portrait reveals a fascinating way of life tied uniquely to the natural environment and capricious thousand-pound animals. Filmed on location in the most remote parts of the American West, COWBOYS paints an intimate portrait of a surprisingly diverse and eloquent group of men and women committed to a harsh reality while feeding a population they’re likely never to encounter. 

Elma Garcia

Elma Garcia began directing commercials, working alongside renowned  cinematographers such as Conrad Hall, Haskell Wexler, and Robert  Richardson, who all encouraged her to get behind the camera herself.  

Once she did, there was no turning back: in her own words, !I love hav ing the camera close to my heart; it allows me to move more intuitively.” For that reason, she”s worked as both director and cinematographer for 28 years and owns her own production company, EGF. Her mastery of  these complementary talents allows her to create authentic, beautiful,  and cohesive narratives reflecting the spirit of the human condition.  

Above all, Elma”s keen attention to detail and commitment to excellence in storytelling ensure she consistently delivers not only high-quality, effec tive spots, but a top shelf experience for her collaborators. Her clientele  have taken her all over the world creating award winning tv commercials.  

In her spare time, she”s an avid golfer and National Dressage Champion.  She is now training her new string of dressage horses. She and her hus band, Jim Cannavino, live on their horse farms in Mill Spring, North Car olina and Ocala, FL. Elma loves supporting the TRIFF.

 

Saturday Night Feature Film 2 THE FINAL STAND

Saturday Night Feature Film 2 THE FINAL STAND

Saturday October 9, 2021 8pm Veh Stage Tryon Fine Arts Center

Also open to the Public with a one-screening ticket purchase

October 1941. Fascist hordes rush to Moscow. As a result of the breakthrough of the defensive line on one of the direct highways, there were no regular units of the Red Army left and the invaders were able to move in freely. Soviet High command decides to close the gap with cadets from the Podolsk infantry and artillery schools, many of whom were about 18 years old. Their task is to hold out for five days until the reserves arrive.
The cadets held out for twelve…

 

VIP Hospitality Lounge

VIP Hospitality Lounge

Saturday October 9, 2021 12pm-6pm and Sunday October 10, 2021 12pm-5pm Upstairs over Grace Church

VIPs/Filmmakers Only, VIP/Filmmaker passes required

 

Tito's Handmade Vodka Party

Tito's Handmade Vodka Party

Saturday October 9, 2021 6pm - 10pm Lavender Bistro

Public Welcome! 

 

UpCountry Brewing Company Party

UpCountry Brewing Company Party

Saturday October 9, 2021 6pm - 10pm McGourty's Pub

Public Welcome! 

 

WTZQ Radio Party

WTZQ Radio Party

Saturday October 9, 2021 6pm - 10pm 80SIX gallery

Public Welcome!

 

Laurel of Asheville Party

Laurel of Asheville Party

Saturday October 9, 2021 6pm - 10pm Carri Bass Studio

Public Welcome! 

 

VIP Breakfast

VIP Breakfast

Sunday October10, 2021 8am - 11am Greenlife Inn at the Mimosa

VIPs/Filmmakers Only, VIP/Filmmaker passes required

 

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