Aspen Film is excited to announce its 2019 Summer of Cinema lineup, partnering with a host of Aspen-area organizations to bring a variety of film programming to the community. This 2nd Summer of Cinema will be the lead up to the 40th Anniversary of the organization and Aspen Film’s Filmfest from September 23-29, 2019.


“Aspen Film is excited to present for the second year a robust Summer of Cinema lineup in Aspen and now Snowmass. We’re thrilled to continue our ongoing partnerships with the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) in conjunction with their Being American theme this year, showcasing Americana films; Metropolitan Theatres for our monthly Indie Showcase, and the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) with Movies at the Museum,” says Aspen Film Executive + Artistic Director Susan Wrubel. “In addition to these partnerships, we’re excited to announce our newest collaboration with The Collective at Snowmass Base Village, Movies Under the Stars. We are also proud to reinstate a collaboration with the Aspen Institute’s Arts Program with the Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentary Series. We have a jam-packed summer of great cinema that definitely offers something for everyone. From brand new releases to old classics, we hope our audiences enjoy the films as much as we enjoyed selecting these with our partner organizations.”



Aspen Film Presents: INDIE SHOWCASE

Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre – 406 E Hopkins Ave | Aspen, CO

Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 GA, $8 seniors

June 5, 7:30pm – THE BRINK (2019, directed by Alison Klayman): A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon‘s global mission to spread extreme nationalism.

July 3, 7:30pm – LATE NIGHT (2019, directed by Nisha Ganatra, starring Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow): A late-night talk-show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

August 7, 7:30pm – FRAMING: JOHN DELOREAN (directed by Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce): 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.




Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre – 406 E Hopkins Ave | Aspen, CO

$12 Aspen Film members & seniors, $15 GA

June 19, 5:00pm – Aspen Film is proud to showcase the work of local filmmaker Wayne Ewing for a special evening of viewing and dialogue. Aspen Film will screen 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 11 years ago. The two screenings will be followed by a conversation with Ewing.



Aspen Film + The Collective at Snowmass Base Village Present:


Snowmass Base Village – 110 Carriage Way | Snowmass Village, CO

Screenings begin at dusk and are FREE & open to the public.

June 11 – FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986, directed by John Hughes, starring Matthew Broderick): A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks.

June 29 – MEATBALLS (1979, directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray): Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp.

July 6 – E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982, directed by Steven Spielberg): A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

July 27 – THE GREAT OUTDOORS (1988, directed by Howard Deutch, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy): A Chicago man’s hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

August 3 – THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987, directed by Rob Reiner): While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farm boy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

“Aspen Film’s Movies Under the Stars will be a hilariously good time to connect with friends and family while watching classic movies from the 70s and 80s at night, under the stars at the base of Snowmass,” says Sara Halferty, Curator for The Collective Snowmass.



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

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE (1977, directed by George Lucas)

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

Screening begins at dusk and is FREE to the public.

July 12 – 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 bye destroying the Empire’s dreaded Death Star.



Aspen Film + Aspen Institute Present:


Aspen Film is thrilled to collaborate with the Aspen Institute Arts Program once again on the upcoming 2019 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentary Series at the Paepcke Auditorium.

The list of films will be announced soon.



Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Present:


Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre – 406 E Hopkins Ave | Aspen, CO

$15 for Aspen Film and AMFS National Council members, $20 GA

July 29, 7:30pm – WEST SIDE STORY (1961, directed by Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise): Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective 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.

August 5, 7:30pm – OKLAHOMA! (1955, directed by Fred Zinnemann): In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

August 12, 7:30pm – SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952, directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly): A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

August 19, 7:30pm – NASHVILLE (1975, directed by 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.

Says Alan Fletcher, AMFS president and CEO, “These four films, like many musical works on our own 2019 Music Festival season, celebrate American culture from coast-to-coast, starting in New York with West Side Story, then hitting Tennessee with Nashville, and Oklahoma, with, well, Oklahoma!, and finally, California, with the charm of early Hollywood with the classic Singing in the Rain.”



Aspen Film + Aspen Art Museum Present: MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

Aspen Art Museum – 637 E Hyman Ave | Aspen, CO

Screenings are FREE and open to the public.

June 19, 7pm – MAUDIE (2016, directed by Aisling Walsh, starring Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke): An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

June 26, 8pm – BLACK ORPHEUS (1959, directed by Marcel Camus): A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

July 26, 8pm – ROMEO + JULIET (1996, directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Claire Danes, Leonardo DiCaprio): Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

August 21, 8pm – NATIVE SON (2019, directed by Rashid Johnson): A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.