'Centurion' to kick off first ActionFest

Chuck Norris to be honored

Billing itself as the first film festival devoted to action films, the four-day ActionFest will kick off in Asheville, N.C. on April 15 with the world premiere of Neil Marshall's "Centurion."

Created by Carolina Cinemas founder/Magnolia Pictures co-founder Bill Banowsky and action director/producer Aaron Norris, the festival will take place at the Carolina Asheville Cinema.

Chuck Norris will be honored with a Lifetime Action Achievement Award.

Stuntman Kinnie Gibson will be on hand to demonstrate his Flying Rocket Belt, which has been featured at the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the Daytona 500.

Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing SVP Tom Quinn is head programmer for ActionFest, and Matthew Kiernan is festival director.
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