Aspen Film announces lineup for 44th annual FilmFest in September

August 23, 2023

Aspen Film announces lineup for 44th annual FilmFest in September

Despite the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFRTA strikes, Aspen Film announced details on its 44th annual FilmFest, which is returning in its entirety for the first time since 1986 to the Aspen Film Isis Theatre.

“The joy of this festival is to gather with you to share and celebrate some of the best cinema from around the globe from the past year,” said Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film executive and artistic director. “Despite feeling the reverberations throughout the entertainment industry of both a writers’ and a SAG-AFTRA strike, Aspen Film, once again, has been gifted with a most impressive roster of films.”

The festival will feature 16 films from around the globe that have premiered at Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, and Telluride and highlight themes of love, tenacity, truth, family, and freedom.

Highlights include the world premiere of the documentary “The Great Divide” — an in-depth look at the origins of violence in America, from its roots in Native American genocide and African American slavery to the modern-day epidemic of mass shootings — and opening-night indie film “She Came to Me” from director Rebecca Miller, starring Anne Hathaway, Marisa Tomei, and Peter Dinklage.

In addition, Aspen Film will partner with Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Words, and Response to present individual films with relevant themes.

Aspen Film will unveil a surprise film selection on Sept. 5 (when member tickets go sale) for the festival’s late screening on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. The festival will close on Sunday, Sept. 24 with Errol Morris’ insightful documentary “The Pigeon Tunnel” based on John le Carré’s memoir. This film features Carré’s final interview.

Passes are on sale now at A $350 pass gives you full access to all films at FilmFest. New this year, Aspen Film members will receive a full 20% discount on passes, which comes to $280/per pass.

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