Aspen, CO (December 15, 2016) – Aspen Film announced that 20th Century Women will join the line-up of the 25th Academy Screenings.  The film will screen on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Paepcke Auditorium.  This annual film series runs December 21-January 1 and recognizes the forthcoming award-season contenders.

With 20th Century Women, acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills brings a richly multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives. Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.  Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing — via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. 20th Century Women is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify and inspire them through their lives.

The 25th Aspen Film Academy Screenings full program is online now at aspenfilm.org. Tickets go on sale at noon today through the Wheeler Opera House box office: aspenshowtix.com or 970.920.5770 / 866.449.0464. General Admission tickets are available for $20 and $15 for Aspen Film Members.  The opening night screening La La Land is currently sold out. Hidden Figures is a free screening with priority access given to Aspen Film members. Admission to the film Sing is free for kids 18 and under.

Voting members of AMPAS, BAFTA and associated guilds receive a complimentary Industry Pass to Academy Screenings, which allows complimentary entry 30 minutes prior to all screenings and events. To obtain a pass please contact Aspen Film directly by email (info@aspenfilm.org) or phone (970.925.6882).

Celebrating 25 years of Academy Screenings, Aspen Film will host the New Year’s Eve Casino Royale Bash December 31, 2016.  The evening will be filled with wining, dining, dancing and gaming with a performance by NYC’s Swing Band Double Down. Tickets are available now and for more information visit https://aspenfilm.org/casino-royal-bash.

For more information and to join Aspen Film, please visit aspenfilm.org. For updates, like Aspen Film on Facebook, follow @AspenFilm on Twitter and Instagram.

Aspen Film is currently accepting submissions for the 26th Aspen Shortsfest (April 4-9, 2017), one of the world’s premier international short film showcases. This Oscar®-qualifying international competition offers a diverse and exciting selection of drama, comedy, animation and documentary – all at 40 minutes or less.  Regular Entry Deadline: November 30, 2016.  Late Entry Deadline: December 26, 2016. For information on entering a film for the 26th Aspen Shortsfest, please visit aspenfilm.org.


Established in 1979, Aspen Film is one of Colorado’s most active film arts organizations, presenting dynamic programs and featured guest artists throughout the year. Internationally recognized, Aspen Film organizes a major film event in every season, along with an extensive education program: Aspen Filmfest, Academy Screenings, Aspen Shortsfest and Film Educates. With a mission to enlighten, enrich, educate and entertain through film, Aspen Film stimulates thought, encourages dialogue and broadens understanding of our world and selves through the diverse spectrum of ideas presented by filmmakers worldwide. To learn more, visit www.aspenfilm.org and follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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