ActionFest Film Series Presents North American Premiere of “Hammer of the Gods” in June
Asheville, NC – May 23, 2013 – ActionFest Film Festival is pleased to announce the third film of its monthly screening series. HAMMER OF THE GODS, Farren Blackburn’s epic Viking tale, will enjoy its North American premiere at The Carolina Asheville at a one night only screening on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, HAMMER OF THE GODS is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the Viking king on a quest to find his estranged brother, who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar’s journey across terrifyingly hostile Saxon territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be – the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne.
HAMMER OF THE GODS Trailer
All proceeds from this screening will be donated to HOMEWARD BOUND, celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing pathways to housing for the homeless in Asheville. The suggested donation for admission is $10. Those in attendance will receive complimentary pints of NINJA PORTER, donated by our friends at Asheville Brewing, PLUS complimentary soft drinks AND popcorn donated by Carolina Cinemas. This is truly the best entertainment value in Asheville.
The ActionFest Film Series is a monthly film series occurring on the 3rd Thursday of each month at The Carolina Asheville — home of the ActionFest Film Festival — offering action movie fanatics the most awesome, bone-crunching, fist-pounding action films from all over the world, including world premieres and select major studio previews. HAMMER OF THE GODS is the third film featured in this new series.
Tickets are available now at the Carolina Cinemas box office, 1640 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC, or online at www.carolinacinemas.com.
Contact: Kelly Sanders, info@ActionFest.com; phone 512-565-8841
ActionFest, “The Film Festival With a Body Count,” was founded in Asheville in 2010 by Bill Banowsky and famed action director Aaron Norris. The first film festival in the world devoted exclusively to action movies, ActionFest features the latest in martial arts, rapid-fire, explosive cinema from around the world. ActionFest is also dedicated to showcasing the unsung heroes of action cinema, the Stuntmen and Stuntwomen, the Fight Choreographers, Stunt Coordinators, and the 2nd Unit Directors who keep audiences’ pulses pounding. For more information about ActionFest visit www.actionfest.com.
ABOUT HOMEWARD BOUND:
Homeward Bound of Asheville began in 1988 as Hospitality House, opening its doors to serve the growing homeless population through long-term emergency shelter. In 2006, Hospitality House became Homeward Bound of Asheville, and shifted its focus from managing homelessness with shelter to ending homelessness with permanent housing. Homeward Bound’s mission is working with others to end the cycle of homelessness. Through demonstrated commitment to collaborating with other community agencies and partners, Homeward Bound makes a sustainable impact on homelessness in Asheville every day. For more information about Homeward Bound visit www.hbofa.org.