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New Belgium event to benefit 'River Heroes' movie

The Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center announced a partnership with New Belgium Brewing Company to help the Center make its new film on the River Heroes of Western North Carolina.


New Belgium of Asheville will host a special benefit film screening and musical performance to support the the center's new documentary on the French Broad River at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the New Belgium Brew House along the French Broad River. Singer/songwriter David Wiseman will perform followed by a screening by the center's 2016 documentary, "Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Great Flood of 1916."

"Teaming up with New Belgium Brewing Company is a natural for us," David Weintraub, the center's director, said. "It takes great water to brew great beer and New Belgium's commitment to sustainability through its clean energy initiatives, rainwater harvesting, and much more makes for a great partnership for the Center's new film that celebrates the river heroes of the South, past and present. The film party will offer a great opportunity to hear some great music, kick back with a few local beers and enjoy one of our recent films while supporting our work."

A suggested donation of $10 gets you in. Advanced reservations are recommended by registering online at or calling the Center at (828) 692-8062.