Living In the Anthropocene Age
A Film Seires

(Film screenings are FREE unless otherwise noted)

photo+sphere team member Ann Batchelder, in conjunction with some of our +and community partners, will be screening films that explore, challenge and inspire human interactions related to the environment.


OCT 30
The Human Element

Emmy award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic photographer James Balog’s new film is structured around the four elements – earth, air, fire and water – and adds a fifth: the human element. His visually stunning images reveal how environmental problems are affecting the lives of average Americans and remind us that people can destroy as well as solve our current environmental crisis.

Co-hosted by photo+sphere and The Collider

Refreshments and beer provided by Oskar Blues Brewery


The Collider
1 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801
Free (donations appreciated)



Watermark, by award winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky looks at water as a global community issue, bringing together diverse stories from twenty countries to explore the ways humans interact with, use, and control our most valuable resource. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a world defined by a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted - until it's gone.

Watermark is an immersive experience, with stunning visual language, that will transform the way we think about water and our relationship to it.” - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Co-hosted by photo+sphere and Mountain True


New Belgium Brewing Company
21 Craven St
Asheville, NC 28806

Free (donations appreciated—all proceeds benefit Mountain True)

Short Films

Curated by Ann Batchelder

A presentation of short art films focusing on perceptions of the environment and the role humans play in altering the natural world.

Shown above: Still image from Anointed, a powerful poem video by directors Dan Lin and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner about the legacy of the US atomic bomb tests on the Marshall Islands and the Runit dome nuclear waste site in the Enewetak Atoll.


STEAM Studio in the RAMP
821 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801


NOV 11
The Devil We Know

A 2018 Sundance Film Festival premiere documentary, this film is an exposé of the DuPont corporation, whose decades-long effort to deny the adverse effects of chemicals used in Teflon has resulted in birth defects, cancer, and death.

Hosted by Blue Spiral 1 and Fine Arts Theater in conjunction with photo+sphere

Q+A with co-director Jeremy Seifert following screening

Fine Arts Theatre
36 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Ticket fee: $5 at the box office

for the film and Blue Spiral 1 exhibition From Sea to Shining Sea: The Decay of America

Blue Spiral 1
38 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801