SPECIAL EVENTS

Opening Reception

Monday, September 23 

 

Wheeler Opera House | 320 E Hyman, Aspen

 

Aspen Film Members, Official Festival Guests and Filmfest Volunteers, please join us for an Opening Night Reception to kick off our 40th Aspen Filmfest.
CATERING BY: Jimmy’s

SPONSORED BY:

ASPEN FILM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO
BOB RAFELSON

FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE CINEMATIC ARTS

Wednesday, September 25th 

 

Tribute and conversation led by legendary former Aspen Sheriff Bob Braudis.


5:00 PM at the Wheeler Opera House
$25 Aspen Film Members | $30 General Admission


7:00 PM Post-Tribute Dinner at L’Hostaria

620 East Hyman Ave., Aspen
$150 Aspen Film Member (includes Tribute ticket) | $175 General Admission (includes Tribute ticket)

 

The tradition of Aspen Film began 40 years ago when our founder, Ellen Hunt, had a vision for a small-scale but inspiring festival emphasizing an independent spirit. In its early days, Aspen Filmfest focused on the work of American independent directors, but soon broadened its lineup to include the work of ground-breaking foreign directors as well. Four decades later, we continue to showcase work from world-class independent filmmakers.

 

To commemorate our 40th anniversary, we are presenting our first-ever Aspen Film Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence in the Cinematic Arts to Bob Rafelson – renegade and ground-breaking director, producer, and writer whose career spans four decades.

Closing Night Party

Saturday, September 28 

 

9:00 PM | 7908
415 East Hyman Ave., Aspen

 

Free to passholders and ticket buyers of either Wheeler Opera House Closing Night film.
Come celebrate four decades of inspiring cinema with us on closing night of Aspen Film’s 40th Anniversary Filmfest. Featuring a special set by DJ Spooky.

SPONSORED BY: Brenden Mann Foundation

 

Space is limited, please RSVP below.