11 Nov ASPEN FILM & ASPEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION COLLABORATE IN IB SCHOOL FILM SERIES
Aspen, CO (November 11, 2019): The Aspen Film / Aspen Education Foundation IB School film series kicked-off on October 17 at the District Theater in Aspen with the film ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. This new collaboration is between the presenting arts non-profit, the educational fundraising organization and the IB film department, and will continue throughout the current school year at the District Theater. The two high school IB film classes voted to present the following films:
- November 20 – THE BREAKFAST CLUB
- January 23 – FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
- February 20 – NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
- March 19 – THE BLINDSIDE
All screenings will begin at 6.30pm at the District Theater.
Through a private family donation to the Aspen Education Foundation (AEF), funds were given to the District Theater for new film equipment, all of which is being put to use for this film series. The grant covered a new Epson 4K laser projector; a new Draper HD foldable movie screen; a HD signal routing System throughout the theater; K -12 Licensing for Films and media for the entire district. Cynthia Chase, Executive Director of AEF, and Jonathan Geller, Aspen District Theater Manager, were integral in securing the grant funding. AEF and Theater management hopes to continue this partnership annually for the community and students.
“We are excited to collaborate with Aspen Film to bring the student body and community together to watch these films,” says Aspen High School’s Logan Carter. “The mission of the IB Film course is to study and analyze film in order to have a greater appreciation and understanding of the art form. What better way to bring the whole student body together to celebrate film than a series of high school-themed movies? These are great films with important messages, told through the lens of high school culture – I think everyone will enjoy them and resonate with them – regardless of age.”
Mission of IB Film:
Film is a powerful and stimulating art form and practice.
At the core of this course lies the need for creative exploration and innovation. Students are challenged to acquire and develop critical thinking, reflective analysis and the imaginative synthesis that is achieved through practical engagement in the art, craft and study of film.
Aspen Education Foundation partners closely with school administrators and the community to identify and fund in-school or beyond classroom programs across our five schools. Over the years, AEF has played a critical role in investing in the educational experiences that our community has come to appreciate and expect, including: Outdoor Education, Aeronautics, Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate, and College Counseling.