ActionFest 2012 Locks and Loads a Lineup of Global Fury to Show from April 12 - 15, 2012
ActionFest has announced this year's films for the festival's return to the Carolina Cinema in Asheville, NC from April 12th to the 15th. The only international film festival devoted exclusively to celebrating action cinema and its unsung heroes, ActionFest 2012 promises to be four days of adrenaline junkie heaven.
- Asheville, NC (1888PressRelease) April 03, 2012 - ActionFest has announced its first wave of films for the festival's return to the beautiful Carolina Cinema in Asheville, NC this April 12th - 15th. The only international film festival devoted exclusively to action cinema and its unsung heroes, ActionFest 2012 promises to be four days of adrenaline junkie heaven with a mind-melting combination of the best in contemporary action cinema and classics of the genre, as well as a world class stunt show, exciting panels and tributes to action legends, all in the heart of one of America's coolest cities.
As previously announced, ActionFest 2012 opens with the Regional Premiere of Michael J. Bassett's Solomon Kane starring James Purefoy (Rome, Ironclad) in the beautiful Diana Wortham Theatre. The closing night film will be the Cannes selection Wu Xia from acclaimed director Peter Chan (The Warlords) and starring internationally recognized martial arts actor and fight director Donnie Yen (Hero, Iron Monkey, Ip Man) on Sunday April 15th at the historic Fine Arts Theatre. The following films have also been announced:
The Aggression Scale
The Lost Bladesman
God Bless America
As previously announced, ActionFest will also honor legendary stuntman Mickey Gilbert (Ben Hur, The Wild Bunch) with the Lifetime Achievement Award and pioneer in women's MMA and Haywire star Gina Carano with the Chick Norris (Best Female Action Star) Award, and J.J. Perry (Warrior, Haywire) with the ActionFest Fight Choreographer of the Year Award.
A limited supply of All-Access Badges, a deal at $100 which is good for admission to all ActionFest films and events including parties, panels, awards show and entry to the VIP Lounge, are still available at www.actionfest.com. Single tickets (General tickets $8, Student/Senior $6, Military $7) will be on sale once the full line-up and schedule are announced the week of March 26th, 2012. Visit www.actionfest.com for more information and check out the official ActionFest Blog for updates, scoops and interviews with ActionFest 2012 special guests.
ActionFest was founded in 2010 by Bill Banowsky, Aaron Norris, Dennis Berman and Tom Quinn with the mandate to showcase the best in international action cinema and to pay respect to the brave stuntmen, stuntwomen and 2nd unit directors who make them. Colin Geddes, International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, is the Festival Director.
Press inquiries for ActionFest can be sent to info ( @ ) actionfest dot com.