The Perfect Date Night for Valentine’s Day, “Anything for Love” will screen February 10th as the Anton’s introduce their renamed film society, WNC Film Society and their NEW venue to the Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard, Arden and Mills River areas.
The former New Orleans resident and now resident of Brevard, Tom Anton wanted to make sure that the unique beauty, history and romance of his beloved city was fully captured in his film, Anything for Love based on Tom and his wife and writer, Sandi Russell’s true love story.
Their story will be screened on Tuesday, February 10th at 7pm at Grace Centre (located at 495 Cardinal Rd., off 280 just west of the airport). The Anton’s are presenting “Anything for Love” to kick off the WNC Film Society, the result of combining the Brevard Film Society and the Asheville Cinema Society.
“Anything for Love” previously entitled “At Last” was filmed entirely on location in New Orleans. Anton wanted New Orleans, particularly the French Quarter and Garden District, to be its own unique “character” in the film. “As a past resident of the French Quarter in New Orleans, I wanted to make sure that the romance of the most European city in the US with its gas lanterns and amazing architecture was fully captured in my film.” Anton boasts, “And you can’t beat filming in the cemeteries.”
The sound track for the film is authentic New Orleans. “New Orleans music beats to a rhythm unique to the history of the city. Jazz, Blues and Cajun music are at home in New Orleans”, Anton notes. Having made friends with many local musicians, Anton was able to secure many of the songs for the film himself.
“I hope that audiences will see this movie as someone going after his dreams against all odds. The story uncovers family dysfunction but at its core it’s about two people who should be together. Russell puts it in her words, “My dream for the film is that it is feels real with real family life issues. If it touches people so that they can see themselves as the characters in the film face their challenges and discover there’s hope for a happy ending… then I’m happy.”
Individual tickets will be available for purchase at the night’s screening for $10 (students $5) and are available for purchase online in advance.