THE ASPEN INSTITUTE ARTS PROGRAM AND ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCE 2022 EISNER/LAUDER NEW VIEWS DOCUMENTARIES & DIALOGUE SERIES LINEUP

THE ASPEN INSTITUTE ARTS PROGRAM AND ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCE 2022 EISNER/LAUDER NEW VIEWS DOCUMENTARIES & DIALOGUE SERIES LINEUP

Aspen, CO, July 7, 2022 – Aspen Film and the Aspen Institute Arts Program are pleased to announce the 2022 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series:  GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN, SUBJECT and STILL WORKING 9 TO 5. The summer series features critically acclaimed documentaries and conversations with special guests. New Views is generously sponsored by Leonard Lauder, and Jane and Michael Eisner. All films will be screened at 7:30pm in-person at the Isis Theatre (406 E. Hopkins Ave, Aspen). Mask wearing – except when actively eating or drinking – will be required for all attendees. Single tickets ($20 GA/$16 for Aspen Film Members and select Aspen Institute members) can be purchased online starting today at aspenfilm.org/newviews22.  Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each event, and tickets, if available, will be for sale at the door.

The schedule for the series is as follows:

Monday, July 18 – 7:30pm
GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN – directed by Julie Cohen + Betsy West
“A comeback story like no other” – Deadline 

GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN tells the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle for gun violence prevention and in promoting understanding of the language condition aphasia. Featuring extensive verité filming of Gabby and her husband, astronaut-turned-Senator Mark Kelly; interviews with President Barack Obama and other friends and colleagues; and exclusive access to stunning videos taken in the weeks following her near-death experience, this film is the story of a rising star transformed by an act of violence, and a close-up portrait of the marriage that sustains her.

Journalist Andrew Travers will moderate a post-screening panel and audience Q&A.

 

Monday, July 25 – 7:30pm
SUBJECT – directed by Jennifer Tiexiera + Camilla Hall
“Should be required viewing” – Variety  

SUBJECT explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through the participants of five acclaimed documentaries. As tens of millions of people consume documentaries in an unprecedented “golden era,” the film urges audiences to consider the impact on documentary participants—the good, the bad, and the complicated.

Journalist Andrew Travers will moderate a post-screening panel and audience Q&A.

 

Monday, August 1 – 7:30pm
STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 – directed by Camille Hardman + Gary Lane
“…a sparky oral history and a tribute to the power of pop culture to spotlight tough problems” – The Hollywood Reporter

When the highest-grossing comedy, 9 TO 5, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Dabney Coleman exploded on the cinema screens in 1980, the laughs hid a serious message about women in the office. STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 explores why workplace inequality 40 years later was never a laughing matter and examines the 40-year evolution of gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace since the 1980 release of the classic, seminal comedy.

Filmmakers Camille Hardman and Gary Lane will participate in a post-screening panel and audience Q&A.

 

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, Summer of Cinema, and FilmEducates. 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

 

ABOUT EISNER/LAUDER NEW VIEWS DOCUMENTARIES & DIALOGUE SERIES:
A program of the Aspen Institute’s Arts Program, the New Views Series features critically acclaimed and thought-provoking documentaries and post-screening conversations with filmmakers and special guests.  New Views is generously sponsored by Leonard Lauder, and Jane and Michael Eisner.

 

ABOUT ASPEN INSTITUTE ARTS PROGRAM:
The Aspen Institute Arts Program champions the role of artists and cultural leaders as critical thought leaders, futurists and changemakers. Through our programs, the Institute’s well-known convening power and its vast network, we bring artists and cultural influencers to our audiences to celebrate and learn from their work and connect them with leaders across all fields to enlighten and to inspire us to face some of our greatest challenges.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Katherine Roberts
Carington Creative
katherine@caringtoncreative.com
415-786-8166