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3rd Annual ActionFest Comes to Asheville in April


Asheville is the place to be for non-stop action from April 12 through 15. For action films, that is! Get your tickets now for the third annual ActionFest in Asheville, North Carolina. ActionFest was named one of the "20 Coolest Film Festivals" by MovieMaker Magazine.


ActionFest draws action film enthusiasts
The four-day festival features dozens of movies, including the exciting premiere of Michael J. Bassett's movie Soloman Kane, as well as Wu Xia, which stars internationally recognized martial arts actor Donnie Yen. There's also an awards ceremony and a main attraction Stunt Show Extravaganza. The popular Carolina Cinema is hosting and has a full bar and munchie menu.

It's all about the action
ActionFest is "the only international film festival devoted exclusively to action cinema and its unsung heroes." Those unsung heros are stunt men and women, fight choreographers, and second unit directorsall the people who put the action in an action film. The 2012 ActionFest Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to stuntman Mickey Gilbert, whose decades long career includes stunts in numerous famous films, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Blazing Saddles, and The Blues Brothers.

Profits go to Kickstart Kids
ActionFest supports a super cause: Kickstart Kids. In 1990, Chuck Norris and his wife Gena started the children's charity to demonstrate positive living through martial arts training in inner city middle schools. The connection? ActionFest was co-founded by Chuck Norris' brother, Aaron Norris, who is most well known as the executive producer of the hit TV show Walker, Texas Ranger.

Plenty of opportunities for action
Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a paradise playground in the spring. When you're done watching action movies, get outside and take a hike or cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway. The ultimate vacation experience begins with an Asheville mountain cabin rental from Carolina Mornings.

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