Executive Director’s Letter: Nov 2022

November 1, 2022

Executive Director’s Letter: Nov 2022

Hello Friends of Film,

Aspen has experienced its first big snowfall and it’s amazing how quickly 2022 has flown by. We’re prepping now for our upcoming Academy Screenings (https://aspenfilm.org/festival/academy-screenings-2022/) which runs from December 19-23. We hope to welcome you to some of the most exciting films anticipated for the end of the year and the 2023 awards season.

We are delighted to now call the Isis Theatre our own! As of October 14, Aspen Film is officially the owner of the four-screen movie theater, and has partnered with Bow Tie Management to run the theater day-to-day. Hopefully you’ll notice some of the subtle changes including making beer, wine, and cocktails available at the concession stand; offering matinees every day, with extra matinees on weekends and holiday periods, and Aspen Film Members having access to advance ticketing online for program events including Indie showcases, as well as access to discounted ticket prices for most Bowtie films.

System upgrades are currently taking place, in anticipation of the Isis once again presenting the Metropolitan Opera, National Theatre Live and Exhibition on Screen, as well as concert presentations and sporting events. More details on these special events will be announced shortly. In the meantime, programming will continue to diversify – Aspen Film will curate specific series and event films, while Bow Tie will continue to feature the finest in first-run commercial and independent film. Private theater rental is available for parties and special events by contacting the theater directly.

In the meantime, we have some great November offerings which you don’t want to miss:


Our next Indie Showcase will take place Wednesday, November 9. We’re delighted to offer a sneak screening of Maria Schrader’s SHE SAID, in advance of its release later this month. The film is particularly timely with the Harvey Weinstein trial happening simultaneously.

Click here (https://www.shesaidmovie.com) to learn more about the film.

PURCHASE TICKETS (https://www.btmcinemas.com/movies/264394-she-said)

We know that this community loves music films and we’ve got a couple of fun ones that will have you dancing in your seats:




Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 6 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 PM
In this feature length docu-concert film, Duran Duran celebrate their four decade long career, the release of their latest studio album FUTURE PAST, and the launch of a global world tour. An extraordinary night of music, shot on a Los Angeles rooftop, with the iconic Capitol Tower behind them and the Hollywood sign in the distance, the film was directed by three award-winning industry veterans – Gavin Elder, Vincent Adam Paul and George Scott.

PURCHASE TICKETS (https://www.btmcinemas.com/movies/308865-duran-duran-a-hollywood-high)




Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 PM
The Grateful Dead return to cinemas worldwide for the 2022 Meet-Up At The Movies.This year we’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Europe ‘72 Album, by bringing the previously unreleased Tivoli Concert Hall, 4/17/72 performance to the big screen. The sixth show on the Grateful Dead’s famous Europe ’72 tour was a return engagement to the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 17, 1972.

PURCHASE TICKETS (https://www.btmcinemas.com/movies/308216-grateful-dead-meet-up-at-the-movies-2022)

We’ll be announcing our Academy Screenings lineup right after Thanksgiving on November 29, however, you can now buy discounted festival passes (https://donorbox.org/academyscreenings-2022-pass) for a limited time. As always, voting members of AMPAS, BAFTA, DGA, PGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA and other applicable entertainment guilds receive a complimentary Industry Pass to Academy Screenings. Full details here (https://aspenfilm.org/our-festivals/academy-screenings/) .

If you haven’t yet renewed your Aspen Film Membership, or would like to become an Aspen Film Member (it really does matter!), please click HERE (https://aspenfilm.org/membership/) .

We’re excited for the rest of the year and several great offerings. Please join us for one of our many world-class screenings.

We look forward to seeing you at the cinema!

Warm regards,

Susan Wrubel
Executive Director + Artistic Director, Aspen Film

Working to Enlighten, Enrich, Educate, and Entertain Through Film