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[BKARTS] Fully Awake: Black Mountain College
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Fully Awake, the first feature documentary film on Black Mountain
premieres at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center fundraiser
After six years in the making, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts
Center is pleased to present the premiere screening of Fully Awake:
Black Mountain College, the first ever feature length documentary film
on Black Mountain College. Asheville natives and filmmakers Cathryn
Davis Zommer and Neeley House utilized community funding and volunteer
efforts to make this important new documentary about the legendary
experimental college based in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The
college, founded in 1933 and closed in 1957, shaped the direction of
modern art, music, and dance in America and embodies one of the most
fascinating stories in 20th century education.
Fully Awake: Black Mountain College Premiere Event + Fundraiser
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC
A Reception for the filmmakers and BMC alumni will follow the screening
$25, Proceeds will benefit Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Advance tickets are available in person at:
BMCM+AC, 56 Broadway in downtown Asheville
Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville (cash or check
or by phone at 828-350-8484.
Fully Awake is the first full-length film about Black Mountain College
and covers important events at the college, including Buckminster
Fuller's geodesic dome in 1948 and John Cage's multimedia happening in
1952. However, the documentary’s primary exploration is the unique
educational style of Black Mountain College and how that influenced
collaboration, exploration, and ultimately, contributed to the school’s
current fame. Fully Awake weaves interviews with students, teachers,
and historians with black and white archival photography to tell the
inspired story of a school that existed only 24 years, but whose spirit
lives on. More information on the film is available at
The college has achieved its mythic status in part because of the
famous names associated with it (Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg, de
Kooning, Kline, Motherwell, Fuller, and many more), but it is important
to remember that those individuals were not famous at the time. They
were talented; they were experimental; they were courageous; but they
were virtually unknown outside of a small circle of likeminded
mavericks. Black Mountain College provided a place where all
individuals felt free to experiment, to collaborate, and to risk
failure. Some of them found fame, and others did not, but everyone
present was fundamentally changed.
For tickets or more information please call 828-350-8484.
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