2019 PAST SCREENINGS

Past Presentations

Aspen Film and the Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre Present:

PAIN AND GLORY (2019)

DRAMA  |  1 HR 48 MIN

Wednesday, December 4th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

 

Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.

Aspen Film and the Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre Present:

TEL AVIV ON FIRE (2018)

DRAMA/COMEDY |  1 HR 40 MIN

Wednesday, September 4th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

Director: Sameh Zoabi

 

Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise – until the soldier and the show’s financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (2004)

INDIE FILM/COMEDY |  1 Hr 36 Min

Tuesday, August 27th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

 

Director: Jared Hess

 

In small-town Preston, Idaho, awkward teen Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) has trouble fitting in. After his grandmother is injured in an accident, his life is made even worse when his strangely nostalgic uncle, Rico (Jon Gries), shows up to keep an eye on him. With no safe haven at home or at school, Napoleon befriends the new kid, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), a morose Hispanic boy who speaks little English. Together the two launch a campaign to run for class president.

Aspen Film Presents:

BEING FRANK (2019)

COMEDY/FAMILY |  1 Hr 50 Min

Monday, August 26th

7:15 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

Director: Miranda Bailey

 

Seventeen-year-old Philip (Logan Miller) longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple. His dreams are dashed when his overbearing father, Frank, played by Jim Gaffigan, forbids it. In retaliation to his father’s dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away in search of a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state lines, he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman. Turns out, Frank lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this bizarre revelation Philip realizes he can either blow the whistle on his father’s deceit or take advantage of the surreal situation. With a well-balanced mix of comedy and drama, BEING FRANK offers an ensemble cast, led by the terrific Jim Gaffigan and Logan Miller, a chance to turn the heartbreaking into the hysterical.

 

Film will be followed by a Q&A with director Miranda Bailey.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SUMMER MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: LITERARY CLASSICS, ADAPTED MODERN

NATIVE SON (2019)

DRAMA |  1 Hr 44 Min

Wednesday, August 21st

8:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Rashid Johnson

 

In his feature film debut, Rashid Johnson finds a transcendent new life for Richard Wright’s pivotal novel, Native Son. Bigger “Big” Thomas is portrayed by Ashton Sanders as an outsider, an Afro-punk young man struggling to find his place in society. When he finds a job as a chauffeur for a wealthy family, it sets in motion a devastating chain of events. What follows is a heartbreaking and still-relevant revival Wright’s original story.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

NASHVILLE (1975)

POLITICAL DRAMA |  2 Hr 40 Min

Monday, August 19th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

Director: Robert Altman

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

Aspen Film Presents:

 

GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP AT THE MOVIES

 

PROGRAM |  2 Hr 38 Min

Wednesday, August 14th

7:00 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Len Dell’Amico

 

Celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies – the first to go global – when the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium comes to movie theaters worldwide.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)

MUSICAL |  1 Hr 43 Min

Monday, August 12th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Midnight Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

COMEDY |  1 Hr 30 Min

Saturday, August 10th

11:59 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Stephen Herek

 

Released thirty years ago, this cult classic follows two seemingly dumb teens as they set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine. Together, the hilariously dynamic duo must depend on each other and a magical telephone booth to make something truly excellent happen.

MONTHLY INDIE SHOWCASE

Presented by Aspen Film and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre

FRAMING: JOHN DELOREAN (2019)

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hr 49 Min

Wednesday, August 7th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce

WATCH TRAILER

 

Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

OKLAHOMA! (1955)

MUSICAL |  2 Hr 25 Min

Monday, August 5th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

Director: Fred Zinnemann

In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

ROMANTIC COMEDY |  1 Hr 38 Min

Saturday, August 3rd

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

 

Director: Rob Reiner

A 1987 American romantic comedy fantastic adventure film, which tells the tale of the beautiful Buttercup and her true love Westley who become seoarated through the course of unfortunate events involving pirates and villains. The film stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant and Christopher Guest.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

MUSICAL |  1 Hr 30 Min

Monday, July 29th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

Director: Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respetcive friends build toward tragedy. The soaring score, written by Leonard Bernstein, will also be performed as an orchestral suite by the Aspen Chamber Symphony on July 26 at the Benedict Music Tent.

Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series, Presented by Aspen Institute Arts Program in collaboration with Aspen Film and in association with Aspen Music Festival and School

THE CELLIST:  THE LEGACY OF GREGOR PIATIGORSKY

DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC |  1 Hr 44 Min

Sunday, July 28th

7:00 PM

Paepcke Auditorium | 1000 N 3rd St.

 

Director: Murray Grigor

Surviving pogroms and supporting his family at eight by playing for silent movies, Gregor Piatigorsky became principal cellist of the Bolshoi at 15 and met Lenin; escaping the Soviet Union made him an action hero, fleeing Europe in 1939 eventually made him an American. THE CELLIST tells the story of the virtuoso cellist and raconteur; reveling in his musicianship, wit and humanity and includes interviews with Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, and Michael Tilson Thomas as well as tales from the virtuosic cellists and musicians he taught.

Producer Hamid Shams will be featured in a post-screening discussion along with Aspen Music School faculty member and Houston Symphony Principal Cellist, Brinton Smith who will also perform.  

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

THE GREAT OUTDOORS (1988)

COMEDY |  1 Hr 30 Min

Saturday, July 27th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Director: Howard Deutch

A 1988 American comedy film that follows two families spending a hilariously good, or bad, time on vacation in Wisconsin. The film stars Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, and Annette Bening.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SUMMER MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: LITERARY CLASSICS, ADAPTED MODERN

ROMEO + JULIET (1996)

DRAMA, ROMANCE |  2 Hr

Friday, July 26th

8:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

 

Director: Baz Luhrmann

 

One of William Shakespeare’s most adapted plays, Romeo and Juliet receives an ultramodern treatment in this nineties classic, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Set in the futuristic urban backdrop of “Verona Beach,” Romeo meets Juliet while crashing a costume party, and the two then grapple with their feuding families in order for their love—and their lives—to survive.

Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Institute Arts Program

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hr 34 Min

Monday, July 22nd

7:00 PM

Paepcke Auditorium | 1000 N 3rd St.

 

Director: Avi Belkin

 

“Masterful. Dazzling. A prismatic portrait.” – The Wrap

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE offers an unflinching look at the legendary reporter, who interrogated the 20th century’s biggest figures in his over fifty years on air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship that redefined what America came to expect from broadcasters. Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, the film explores what drove and plagued Wallace, whose storied career was entwined with the evolution of journalism itself.

Aspen Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson will moderate a panel on the legacy of Mike Wallace and the state of reporting today.

Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Institute Arts Program

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hr 32 Min

Monday, July 15th

7:00 PM

Paepcke Auditorium | 1000 N 3rd St.

 

Director: John Chester

 

“A vital beacon for the revitalization of mankind’s uncertain future” – RogerEbert.com

 

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

 

Eden Vardy, Executive Director of the Farm Collaborative will be featured in a post-screening discussion on the film and the work of the Collaborative.

Aspen Film + Town of Snowmass Presents: Friday on the Mall

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

SCI-FI | 2 Hr 1 Min

Friday, July 12th

Screening begins at dusk and is FREE to the public.

Fanny Hill at Snowmass | 120 Carriage Way | Snowmass Village, CO

 

Director: George Lucas

 

 

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. And after Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with his former apprentice, Darth Vader, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire’s dreaded Death Star.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

ET (1982)

 SCI-FI |  1 Hr 39 Min

Saturday, July 6th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Director: Steven Spielberg

An American sci-fi classic, which follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. The film stars Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton and Drew Barrymore.

MONTHLY INDIE SHOWCASE

Presented by Aspen Film and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre

LATE NIGHT (2019)

COMEDY |  1 Hr 42 Min

Wednesday, July 3rd

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Nisha Ganatra

WATCH TRAILER

 

A late-night talk-show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

Meatballs (1979)

 COMEDY |  1 Hr 39 Min

Saturday, June 29th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Director: Ivanm Reitman

 

A 1979 comedy about the high jinx at a low-end summer camp, a counselor trains the new employees, mentors a lonely outcast and helps kids during their annual competition against the wealthy attendees of a rival camp. The movie was Bill Murray’s first film appearance in a starring role.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SUMMER MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: LITERARY CLASSICS, ADAPTED MODERN

BLACK ORPHEUS (1959)

 DRAMA |  1 Hr 47 Min

Wednesday, June 26th

8:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Marcel Camus

 

In this retelling of the classic Greek myth, Orpheus and Eurydice meet, intertwine, and face loss during Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro. Filmed with rich technicolor splendor and the constant beat of a samba and bossa nova soundtrack, this film was recognized with awards including the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Foreign Language film at the 1960 Academy Awards.

Presented by Aspen Film and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre

An Evening with Wayne Ewing

POLO ES MI VIDA and BORDER WALL

Wednesday, June 19th

5:00 PM

Q&A to followwith Wayne Ewing at approximately 6:45pm

Pricing: $15 and $12 for seniors and Aspen Film Members

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Wayne Ewing

 

On June 19th we’re proud to showcase the work of local filmmaker Wayne Ewing for a special evening of viewing and dialogue. Aspen Film will Show the pilot episode of Ewing’s recent Polo Es Mi Vida series, followed by his 2008 doc BORDER WALL, which has as much relevance today as it did eleven years ago. 

 

The two screenings will be followed by a conversation with Ewing. 

 

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing, is well known for his tv documentaries & independent films, including four about Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Ewing also works as a gun-for-hire, directing, shooting, and editing commercials, documentaries, and episodic dramas for television. Ewing is credited with changing the look of procedural dramas in the nineties by creating the visual style of “Homicide: Life on the Street” for NBC as the original Director of Photography and Director of the show. 

 

He is based in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen, Colorado.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SPRING 2019: FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

MAUDIE (2016)

BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, ROMANCE |  1 Hr 16 Min

Wednesday, June 19th

7:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Aisling Walsh

 

Based on the life of folk artist Maud Lewis, this story follows an unlikely romance between Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) and Maudie (Sally Hawkins). Maudie, bright-eyed but stricken with arthritis, yearns to be independent, live away from her protective family, and create art.

MONTHLY INDIE SHOWCASE

Presented by Aspen Film and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre

THE BRINK (2019)

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hr 31 Min

Wednesday, June 5th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Alison Klayman

WATCH TRAILER

 

A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon’s global mission to spread extreme nationalism.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

SPRING 2019: FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS (2008)

DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC |  1 Hr 30 Min

Wednesday, April 24th

7:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Aaron RoseJoshua Leonard

 

This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Presented by The Arts Campus at Willits and Aspen Film 

 

ASPEN FILM’S BEST OF SHORTSFEST 2019

Thursday, April 11th

6:30 PM Doors | 7:00 PM Screening

$15 Members | $20 General Public

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Come see the 2019 Aspen Film Shortsfest Award Winners!
Winning films from Aspen Film’s Oscar®-qualifying Shortsfest will be screened in a block. See this year’s Best Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Short Short, Student Short, Youth Jury, Audience and Audience Special Recognition winners!

Aspen Film Presents

Presented by Kodak and Aspen Film

Kodak’s Point and Shoot Film Workshop

Part of our 28th Annual Shortsfest

Sunday, April 7th

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Aspen Library Community Room | 120 N. Mill Street, Aspen

 

During this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about the history of film
  • Watch shorts shot on film
  • Work with Kodak Super 8mm film and a Super 8 camera  

 

This workshop is FREE however space is limited.

Please RSVP to hpike@aspenfilm.org with the following information:

 

  • The number of people attending, their names, and their ages
  • A contact phone number for those attending

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

SPRING 2019: FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

SOUL SURFER (2011)

KID’S MATINEE

COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR |  1 Hr 33 Min

Wednesday, March 27th

1:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Sean McNamara

This film tells the true story of teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton, who overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

MARCH: ZOMBIES WITH A PURPOSE

WARM BODIES (2013)

COMEDY, HORROR, ROMANCE |  1 Hr 38 Min

Wednesday, March 20th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Jonathan Levine

After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the
two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform
the entire lifeless world.

Opening Reception

Hosted by Red Brick

Sponsored by Aspen Film

 

The Figure

Featured Artists:

Jessie Chaney

Lorraine Davis

Annie Decamp

Iris Hope

Kate Howe

Emily Parkinson

Tory Matthew Smith

 

Thursday, March 14th

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Red Brick Center for the Arts | 110 East Hallam Street, Aspen

 

Please join for an evening of light bites and wine while meeting exhibiting artists, visiting with Aspen Film and touring Red Bricks artists’ studio.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

MARCH: ZOMBIES WITH A PURPOSE

FIDO (2006)

COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR |  1 Hr 33 Min

Wednesday, March 13th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Andrew Currie

In a nightmarish 1950s-esque world that has survived a zombie apocalypse,
painfully funny interactions between the living and the dead reveal that
zombies might be the more upstanding citizens.

Presented by Bauhaus and Aspen Film

 

BAUHAUS SPIRIT 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS

Documentary | 1 HR 35 MIN

Tuesday, March 12th

7:30 PM

Pricing: $8 members, $11 advance | $14 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

Directors: Niels BolbrinkerThomas Tielsch

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus with this lively and wide-ranging exploration of the movement uniting modern design, art, architecture and performing arts with communal social living to form an academic discipline and utopian way of life.

Combining free imagination and play with strict structure, Bauhaus’ members included Anni Albers, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer and more. The most comprehensive film on its subject to date, Bauhaus Spirit explores this influential 20th-century movement’s history, legacy, and continued relevance in an age where function and environmental sustainability have taken on new urgency.

Presented by Wheeler Opera House and Aspen Film

Sponsored by The Aspen Times

 

A Private War

Biography, Drama, War | 1 HR 50 MIN

Friday, March 8th

6:30 PM

Wheeler Opera House | 320 East Hyman Ave, Aspen

Director: Matthew Heineman

 

WATCH TRAILER

Join us for a Q&A with Director Matthew Heineman and Aspen Film’s Susan Wrubel following the screening.

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

MARCH: ZOMBIES WITH A PURPOSE

PARANORMAN (2012)

ANIMATION, ADVENTURE, COMEDY |  1 Hr 32 Min

Wednesday, March 6th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Chris Butler | Sam Fell

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Presented by Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre and Aspen Film

 

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

Documentary, History, War | 1 HR 39 MIN

Wednesday, March 6th

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 East Hopkins, Aspen

Director: Peter Jackson

 

WATCH TRAILER

Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.

 

Jackson and his team have used cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. The transformation from black and white footage to colourised footage can be seen throughout the film revealing never before seen details. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.
“So dazzlingly transformative is the restoration of this footage that it may as well be the product of a movie shoot.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

FEBRUARY: LAUGH ‘TIL YOU DROP (UN)DEAD

ZOMBIELAND (2009)

ADVENTURE, COMEDY, HORROR |  88 Min

Wednesday, February 27th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Ruben Fleischer

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

FEBRUARY: LAUGH ‘TIL YOU DROP (UN)DEAD

ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992)

COMEDY, HORROR |  1 Hr 21 Min

Wednesday, February 20th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Sam Raimi

 

In this cult classic, a man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Presented by Grand Canyon Trust and Aspen Film

Into the Canyon

Documentary, Adventure | 96 MIN

Wednesday, February 13th

8:00 PM

Pricing: $12 for Aspen Film members, $15 for general admission

Isis Theatre | 406 East Hopkins, Aspen

 

Director: Pete McBride

WATCH TRAILER

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Aspen Film is thrilled to present one final showing of Pete McBride’s feature directorial debut, following our sold out show on Saturday.  Pete will be introducing the film.

 

In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. But their quest was more than just an endurance test – it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes. Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 100-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park. INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

FEBRUARY: LAUGH ‘TIL YOU DROP (UN)DEAD

DEATH BECOMES HER (1992)

COMEDY, FANTASY. HORROR |  1 Hr 44 Min

Wednesday, February 13th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Robert Zemeckis

 

Madeline (Meryl Streep) and Helen (Goldie Hawn) are rivals, fighting for
the affection of Ernest (Bruce Willis). After they each drink a magic potion
to achieve ageless beauty, they find themselves as the undead, bound in an
eternal, macabre battle.

Presented by Wheeler Opera House and Aspen Film

Into the Canyon

Documentary, Adventure | 96 MIN

Saturday, February 9th

6:30 PM

Wheeler Opera House | 320 East Hyman Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Pete McBride

WATCH TRAILER

 

In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. But their quest was more than just an endurance test – it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes. Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 100-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park. INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.

Monthly Indie Showcase

Presented by Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre and Aspen Film

 

COLD WAR (2018)

Drama, Music, Romance | R | 1 HR 28 MIN

Wednesday, February 6th

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

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Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950’s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate — an impossible love story in impossible times.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

FEBRUARY: LAUGH ‘TIL YOU DROP (UN)DEAD

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)

DOCUMENTARY |  99 Min

Wednesday, February 6th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Edgar Wright

 

A man decides to turn his life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend,
reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire
community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD (2013)

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hour 16 Min

Wednesday, January 30th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Rob Kuhns

 

This documentary follows the life of George A. Romero, who in 1968, as a
college drop-out, directed Night of the Living Dead and shocked the world.
His films became icons of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie
industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.

Alliance Film Series

Presented by AspenOUT and Aspen Film

 

RAFIKI (2018)

Drama | 1 HR 23 MIN

Sunday, January 27th

4:00 PM Doors | 4:30 PM Screening | 6 PM Pizza

The screening is free for all students. Following the film, there will be a social hour with complementary pizza and soda.

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Wanuri Kahiu

 

Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” – but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

Rafiki had its world premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard. Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” (Screen Daily) that’s “impossible not to celebrate” (Variety)!

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

LAND OF THE DEAD (2005)

HORROR, SCI-FI, THRILLER |  93 Min

Wednesday, January 23rd

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: George A. Romero

 

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation. This film marks the first in a relaunch of a zombie trilogy Romero embarked on before his death.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)

HORROR, THRILLER |  96 Min

Wednesday, January 16th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: George A. Romero

 

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

HORROR |  127 Min

Wednesday, January 9th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: George A. Romero

 

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

HORROR |  96 Min

Wednesday, January 2nd

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: George A. Romero

 

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.

Monthly Indie Showcase

Presented by Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre and Aspen Film

 

SUSPIRIA (2018)

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | R | 2 HR 32 MIN

Wednesday, January 2nd

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Luca Guadagnino

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Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company, stunning the troupe’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc, with her raw talent. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, Olga, the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of being witches. As rehearsals intensify for the final performance of the company’s signature piece, Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the company goes beyond merely dancing. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist trying to uncover the company’s dark secrets enlists the help of another dancer, who probes the depths of the studio’s hidden underground chambers, where horrific discoveries await.

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