ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCES 2022 SUMMER OF CINEMA LINEUP

ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCES 2022 SUMMER OF CINEMA LINEUP

Aspen, CO (May 11, 2022) – Aspen Film is excited to announce its 2022 Summer of Cinema lineup, partnering with numerous Aspen-area organizations to bring a broad range of films to the community. Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film Executive + Artistic Director explains: “Aspen Film helps create unique and diverse summer film experiences, even though our three major festivals fall outside of this period. By collaborating with a myriad of other non-profit organizations, we can amplify voices and stories through our partnerships with like-minded groups. Cinema is an incredible way to represent all missions and media.”

This summer, Aspen Film will once again present a series of collaborations and special screening events. Slated to return are collaborations with: The Collective at Snowmass Base Village for Movies Under the Stars presented by The Collective in partnership with Aspen Film, the Aspen Institute Arts Program for the Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series, and Anderson Ranch for Movie Night at The Ranch. New for this year, Aspen Film and Here House will present Socrates Film Café events. Other special screenings include a drive-in screening of Amir Bar-Lev’s LONG STRANGE TRIP with Snowmass; a family film event with the USC Shoah Foundation, and Aspen Film’s long-running, monthly Indie Showcase films at the Isis Theatre. For the second consecutive year, Aspen Film also presents a Summer Filmmaking Camp for Teens hosted at the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

The following is a complete list to date of the 2022 Summer of Cinema Series:

Aspen Film + Aspen Institute Arts Program Present:
EISNER/LAUDER NEW VIEWS DOCUMENTARIES AND DIALOGUE SERIES 

For over a decade, the Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries and Dialogue series has provided audiences in Aspen with provocative new films and conversations with filmmakers and special guests. After two years of virtual programming, Aspen Film is excited to be back live this summer with screenings and conversations taking place at the Isis Theatre. This popular summer series is part of the Aspen Institute Arts Program and is generously funded by Leonard Lauder and Michael and Jane Eisner.

*Save the dates of July 18, 25, and August 1, for three impactful and recently released documentaries that will show at the Isis Theatre in Aspen.

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS PRESENTED BY THE COLLECTIVE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ASPEN FILM:

Location: Snowmass Base Village – 110 Carriage Way | Snowmass Village, CO
Screenings begin at dusk and are FREE & open to the public.

For the 4th consecutive year, Aspen Film is excited to partner with The Collective for a lineup of four blockbuster family favorite films to be enjoyed outside, under the starry skies.

UP
Saturday, July 2

BACK TO THE FUTURE
Saturday, July 9

TROLLS
Saturday, July 16

SING 2
Saturday, July 23

Aspen Film + Here House Present:
HERE HOUSE SOCRATES FILM CAFÉ

The Here House Socrates Café in conjunction with Aspen Film is back by popular demand. Designed for engaged citizens and contributors, thought leaders, and intellectuals, Here House aims to transcend binary thinking. Each night will offer a discussion to enable the audience to engage in philosophical exploration in a safe and supportive environment. The Socrates Café will explore two contemporary issues: immigration and foster care, both prominent yet silent challenges in our local community, with two film screenings followed by an integrative discussion.

https://www.herehouse.club/events/socrates

 

BLUE BAYOU (2021) directed by Justin Chon
Monday, June 20 ///  5 pm
Location: Isis Theatre; Concessions available for purchase
Price: $30 for BLUE BAYOU at the Isis ONLY and/or $120 for the full series.

Discussion and guided dialogue at Here House.
Tuesday, June 21 /// 5 pm-8 pm
Location: Here House; Food and beverage available for purchase.

FOSTER SHOCK
Wednesday, June 22 /// 5 pm-8 pm
Location: Here House; Food and beverage available for purchase.

Aspen Film + Metropolitan Theaters Present:
INDIE SHOWCASE

These monthly Indie Showcase screenings are always topical and engaging films, shown at the Isis Theatre, and are always FREE for Aspen Film members. Save these dates:

Wednesday, June 8 /// 7:30 pm
FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN (2022) directed by Daniel Raim

Wednesday, July 6 /// 7:30 pm
FILM TBC

Wednesday, August 10 /// 7:30 pm
FILM TBC

Wednesday, September 7 /// 7:30 pm
FILM TBC
Price: Tickets are $11.50 for GA and $8.75 for seniors and children

Aspen Film + Anderson Ranch Arts Center Present:
MOVIE NIGHT AT ANDERSON RANCH
Anderson Ranch Arts Center – 5263 Owl Creek Road | Snowmass Village, CO

Aspen Film in conjunction with Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Doña Vega Mezcal will present a highly-anticipated documentary: THE ART OF MAKING IT (2021) directed by Kelcey Edwards producer of THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING (2018). The evening kicks off at 6 pm with a cocktail reception featuring a Doña Vega mezcal tasting, and light bites provided by Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s Ranch Café. The film will be followed by a conversation with producer Debi Wisch and artists from the film: Felipe Baeza, Andrea Bowers, and Lisa Corinne Davis. The post-screening panel will be moderated by Douglas Fogle, the Ranch’s new Curator-in-Residence.

Wednesday, June 29 /// 7 pm (6 pm reception)
Location: Schermer Meeting Hall, Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Price: $40 AF members | $50 GA
https://www.andersonranch.org/events/film-screening-the-art-of-making-it/


ASPEN FILM / ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER / INTERSECT ART SPECIAL EVENT

Wednesday, August 3 /// 6 pm
Join us on August 3 for a special (TBA) screening event* in honor of an ongoing partnership between three innovative, collaborative, and vanguard organizations. Details to follow, but this is a film event you will not want to miss.

Location: Schermer Meeting Hall, Anderson Ranch.

*This event will be by invitation only to Aspen Film members, Anderson Ranch National Council, and Intersect Art VIP patrons

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

LONG STRANGE TRIP (2017) – Directed by Amir Bar-Lev; produced by Alex Blavatnik + Eric Eisner
Honoring ‘The Days Between’ Jerry Garcia’s birth and death, Aspen Film, in conjunction with Snowmass will present a spirited drive-in movie. Get ready to dance and shake your bones for this defining rock documentary.

Sunday, August 7, 7:30 pm
Location: Snowmass Recreation Center parking lot
Price: TBC

Tuesday, August 9 /// 3 pm
Location: Isis Theatre
Price: FREE to the public.

TWO ANIMATED JOURNEYS INTO HISTORY – Aspen Film in conjunction with the USC Shoah Foundation is proud to present a special family film event featuring the award-winning RUTH: A LITTLE GIRL’S BIG JOURNEY, based on the true story of prominent author and therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s childhood journey out of Nazi Germany. Produced by USC Shoah Foundation and Delirio Films with the generous support of Executive Producers Jodi Harris Schwartz and Andrea and Barry Cayton (16 minutes), this animated short film has been featured at numerous festivals and was most recently recognized as the Audience Award Winner at the 2022 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. After the ‘RUTH’ screening, the award-winning film, THE TATTOOED TORAH narrated by Ed Asner and based on the renowned children’s book that has educated young children about the Holocaust for generations. Directed and co-written by Aspen local Marc Bennett. The film is presented by The Goldrich Family Foundation and USC Shoah Foundation (21 minutes). The film has been an official selection of over 48 film festivals around the world, winning numerous awards including Best Animated Short and Best Adaptation.

 

Aspen Film + Red Brick Center for the Arts + Colorado Film School Present:
SUMMER FILMMAKING CAMP FOR TEENS

Aspen Film is proud to announce the second Summer Filmmaking Camp for Teens. This camp will be presented in partnership with the Red Brick Center for the Arts and Colorado Film School. Registration is open now and more information can be found at http://aspenfilm.org/film-camp-2022/


AN INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
August 1-5, M-F /// 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
August 8-12, M-F /// 9:30 am- 3:30 pm
Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts

Summer of Cinema is the lead-up to Aspen Film’s 43rd Annual Filmfest, running September 27-October 2, 2022, Tuesday-Sunday, at the Wheeler Opera House, the Isis Theatre, and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. Aspen Film showed an impressive number of Oscar®-nominated films in 2021, kicking off at Filmfest. In addition to the features, one of the Shortsfest 2021 winners, AFFAIRS OF THE ART, was Oscar®-qualified when it received the Jury Award for Comedy at Shortsfest last year.

 

About Aspen Film
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 every season, along with an extensive education program: Aspen Filmfest, Academy Screenings, Aspen Shortsfest andFilmEducates. With a mission to enlighten, enrich, educate, and entertain through film, Aspen Film stimulates thought, encourages dialogue, and broadens our understanding of our world and selves through the diverse spectrum of ideas presented by filmmakers worldwide. To learn more, visit aspenfilm.org

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ACCESSIBILITY:
Aspen Film strives to make all experiences as accessible and inclusive as possible for all participants. We are committed to utilizing wheelchair-accessible venues; providing open captioning for all screenings; offering assistive listening devices, whenever possible; offering sign language interpretation for any event, when possible and upon request.

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