Cotton Road

Cotton Road
Screen & Swap!
Monday, September 7th
Clothing Swap @ 7pm / Film @ 8pm
BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St., Asheville
Tickets $5

AMERICANS CONSUME NEARLY 20 BILLION NEW ITEMS OF CLOTHING EACH YEAR. YET FEW OF US KNOW HOW OUR CLOTHES ARE MADE, MUCH LESS WHO PRODUCES THEM. COTTON ROAD FOLLOWS THE COMMODITY OF COTTON FROM SOUTH CAROLINA FARMS TO CHINESE FACTORIES TO ILLUMINATE THE WORK AND INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES IN A GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN.

What does a rural town in South Carolina have to do with China? Americans consume nearly twenty billion new items of clothing each year, and at least one billion of them are made in China.Cotton Road uncovers the transnational movement of cotton and tells the stories of worker’s lives in a conventional cotton supply chain. From rural farms in South Carolina to factory cities in China, we span the globe to encounter the industrial processes behind our rapacious consumption of cheap clothing and textile products. Are we connected to one another through the things we consume? Cotton Road explores a contemporary landscape of globalized labor through human stories and provides an opportunity to reflect on the ways our consumption impacts others and drives a global economy.

Join us for a Clothing Swap before the film and a Q&A with the filmmaker following the screening!

Clothing Swap info:
“Clear your clutter, upgrade your closet and do it all without spending a dime.”*
Any and all clothes welcome, including accessories! Make sure to clean clothes and check pockets before bringing garments to the swap. Clothing swap is free and open to the public – please invite your friends! Men’s, women’s, & children’s fashion, clothes of all styles and sizes welcome!

Film Tickets $5, but no one turned away due to lack of funds!

Check out the trailer here: [https://vimeo.com/105490261]
Check out the film website here: [http://www.cottonroadmovie.com/]

*Quote from Amber Kallor’s article “13 Rules for a Successful Clothing Swap” (http://www.oprah.com/style/Clothing-Swap-How-to-Host-a-Clothing-Swap)

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Bend

Bend
Created and performed live by Kimi Maeda
Sunday, August 23rd @ 8PM
BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St., Asheville
$5 suggested donation

Have you seen the movie about my dad called Bend?  My dad hasn’t either, but he’s pretty sure it’s playing Sunday.  He doesn’t know where, just like he doesn’t know where he is right now.  Is it a hospital?  All he knows is it isn’t home.

Using sand, shadow, and projection, Kimi Maeda’s solo performance, Bend, tells the true story of two men interned in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II: Maeda’s father, an Asian Art historian currently suffering from dementia, and the subject of his research, Isamu Noguchi, a half-Japanese-half-American sculptor. Weaving together live feed projections of sand drawings with archival footage from the 1940s, Maeda’s performance poses important questions about how the Japanese American internment camps will be remembered.

 

Support for Bend was made possible by the Tapp’s Arts Center, the Jim Henson Foundation, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and the K Festival of Performance.

 

Check out the preview here: [https://vimeo.com/110097232]
Check out Kimi’s website here: [http://www.kimimaeda.com/bend/]