Asbury to engage you in culture

WILMORE, KY — Asbury College is hosting a weekend of entertainment April 24-26 that includes a concert, a film festival and a sneak peak at an upcoming Disney movie.

The weekend opens with the Spring Classic Concert featuring Bruce Broughton, an Academy Award nominee and Emmy award-winning composer, best known for composing the score for the film Silverado. Along with Asbury College music students, the concert will include a Beethoven Piano Concerto and a piece Broughton was commissioned to write for the new Energy Pavilion at Disney's Epcot Center.

At Narnia Night, participants will ”enter the world of Narnia through media and Lewis scholars,“ according to the college's Website. The event is based on the children's book series by C.S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia. The evening includes a presentation by Asbury College professor Devin Brown. Participants will see an extended clip from Disney's upcoming movie Prince Caspian, which is based on one of the Chronicles books.

The fourth annual Highbridge Film Festival takes place Saturday. The festival is a competition of films submitted by college and high school students. The competition includes three categories: short narrative (must be 8 minutes or less); documentary short (must be 10 minutes or less) and super short (must be under 3 minutes).

The winning films will be shown that evening and at the Ichthus Festival of Christian music in June.


Engaging Culture Weekend

Where: Asbury College, Wilmore. All events are at Hughes Auditorium.

When: 7:30 p.m., April 24, Spring Classics Concert; April 25, 7 p.m., Narnia Night and 7:30 p.m. April 26, High Bridge Film Festival.

Cost: The concert and Narnia event are free. Film festival tickets are $5 and include admission to a reception with the winners, judges and student filmmakers.