January 8, 2024



From Science to Comedy, the Entertainment is Boundless


ASPEN, Colo. (Jan.4, 2024) – Aspen Film is excited to announce new programming for 2024:


“Once again, we have curated an ambitious selection of films to entice and enchant winter audiences,” says Aspen Film Executive + Artistic Director, Susan Wrubel, “our second Science on Screen event featuring THE CRASH REEL will be an informative and inspired screening; our ACRA Wintersköl partnership is a fantastic way to celebrate community and Aspen tradition; we’re thrilled to partner with ski icon Greg Stump on a four-film series — which is sure to delight ski fans, and new one-off events round out some great variety.”



Jan. 10, 2024 – 6:30 PM | Aspen Film Isis Theatre | Science on Screen – LIFE REIMAGINED, the second installment in the three-part series. Admission: $20 GA | $15 AF members. Tickets available online:

Film Feature: THE CRASH REEL (2013) Director: Lucy Walker

Short: TREVOR KENNISON – DAY ONE (2020) Director: Josh Berman

Guest Speakers: Amanda Boxtel, CEO of Bridging Bionics + Lucy Walker, Director of CRASH REEL

Topic: Bionic Exo-Skeleton Technology

In part II of the Science on Screen® series, the feature-length award-winning documentary, THE CRASH REEL, and short film, TREVOR KENNISON – DAY ONE, portray the frailties of our physical bodies and the ways loved ones, nature, and technology can help one to overcome a life-threatening injury and continue to lead a resilient life. 


Guest speaker Amanda Boxtel, CEO of Bridging Bionics, will talk with THE CRASH REEL director, Lucy Walker, about the exoskeleton technology that has allowed her to walk again after a skiing accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury. Boxtel founded Bridging Bionics with a mission to help individuals with neurological mobility impairments regain mobility and walk again.

Science on Screen® features classic, cult, and documentary films provocatively matched with

presentations by experts who discuss scientific, technological, or medical issues raised by each

film. The Coolidge/Sloan Foundation nationwide Science on Screen partnership seeks to inspire

in theater-goers an increased appreciation for science, technology, engineering, and

mathematics as compelling enterprises and vital elements of a broad understanding of human

culture and current events.


Aspen Film is partnering with the Aspen Chamber Resort Association to present two special Wintersköl screenings. Friday night is on theme with the 2024 Wintersköl slogan ‘Uniting Ski Bums and Ski Bunnies’ with a special screening of WEAK LAYERS (2024) at 7:30 PM, followed by a Q+A with director Katie Burrell. Sunday afternoon is for the whole family with a FREE screening of ABOMINABLE (2019) at 4:00 PM. 

Jan. 12, 2024 – WEAK LAYERS (2024) 7:30 PM | AF Isis Theatre  | Director: Katie Burrell

Weak Layers is a progressive throwback to the cult classics. A female-driven ski comedy set at Lake Tahoe that follows three passionate and lovably rowdy local women on a quest to win a world-famous 72-hour short ski film competition. The film dissects modern, male-driven ski culture while championing the tight-knit local communities in ski towns worldwide. If ever there was an ode to mountain town life, this is it.

Tickets for WEAK LAYERS are priced at $7.30 in honor of the 73rd Wintersköl and are available at

Jan. 14, 2024 – FREE Screening: ABOMINABLE (2019) 4:00 PM | AF Isis TheatreDirectors: Jill Culton + Tom Wilderman

ABOMINABLE is an animated feature from DreamWorks that follows three teenagers who must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who wants him for their own needs.

Tickets for ABOMINABLE are FREE and can be reserved at


January 13, 2024 – TOM OF FINLAND (2017) 7:00 PM | AF Isis Theatre 

Director: Dome Karukoski

As part of Aspen Gay Ski Week, Aspen Film and AspenOUT are thrilled to present a screening of TOM OF FINLAND. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will benefit both Aspen Film and Tom of Finland Foundation. 

In the film, award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), one of the most influential and celebrated figures of 20th-century gay culture. Tom of Finland Foundation is dedicated to protecting, preserving, documenting, and educating the public about erotic art and erotic artists. Admission $20                                                                                                             Tickets are available at

TOM OF FINLAND is for Mature Audiences Only


Jan. 31, 2024 – February Indie Showcase: ORIGIN (2024) 7:30 PM | AF Isis Theatre 

Director: Ava DuVernay

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Ava DuVernay, ORIGIN chronicles the tragedy and triumph of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson as she investigates a global phenomenon of epic proportions. 

Based upon the book CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENTS by Isabel Wilkerson, the film stars Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor as Wilkerson, alongside Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Audra McDonald, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nick Offerman, and Blair Underwood. 

Admission $15 GA | FREE for AF Members

Tickets are available at


February 4, 2024 – Aspen Film has teamed up with Patio Night Live for its first-ever COMEDY NIGHT at the Isis Theatre. Featuring: Beth Brandon, Miller Ford, Zoe Rom, Louis Beck, and Ryan Honey. 

7:30 PM | AF Isis Theatre

Admission $20 GA $15 AF Members

Tickets are available beginning January 5th at:




FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2024: AN EVENING WITH GREG STUMP, a new ski film series program with renowned ski film producer + director Greg Stump.


In partnership with Aspen Film, U.S. Ski Hall of Fame member Greg Stump will host four screenings of his vintage ski films during his February residency at the Aspen Film Isis Theatre. Giveaways and a Q+A conversation will follow each film.


Screening exclusively at the Aspen Film Isis Theatre, 7:30 PM, every Wednesday in February. 


Ticket proceeds to benefit the AF Isis Theatre capital campaign. 


Admission $15 GA / $12 AF Member


Tickets are available January 5th at



Feb. 7, 2024: MALTESE FLAMINGO (1986) 

7:30 PM | AF Isis Theatre


This 1986 classic is the first film that “broke” worldwide for Greg Stump and his filming partner Bruce Benedict. Director Stump was deeply influenced by Hunter S. Thompson’s Gonzo journalism and Ralph Steadman’s “Ink Splotched” illustrations. Comedy bits throughout, Maltese Flamingo is like no other ski movie before or after. Beloved skits, including “The Secret Life of Sleeping Bags,” propel the film to “Fly The Coop.”


Starring: Tony Hawk, Scott Kennett, Lynne Weiland, Mike Hattrup, Glen Plake, Geoff Stump, Chris Haslock, Robert Aguirre, Lee Lee Morrison, Scot Ogren, Jeff “Wiley Coyote” Coffin, “Big Dan” Curtis, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi and Lance Mountain.


Feb. 14, 2024: GROOVE REQUIEM: IN THE KEY OF SKI (1990) 

7:30 PM | AF Isis Theatre


This 1990 film was set against the timeline of the first Gulf War. While not blatantly political, the film walks a tightrope between war and pursuing pleasure, like skiing during a time of war. The film features the first-ever “BoarderCross” competition, a blistering windsurfing sequence with Laird Hamilton, and the second-ever “extreme skiing’ contest.


Starring: Scot Schmidt, Dan Donnelly, Laird Hamilton, Davey McCoy, Ace MacKay-Smith, Jason Moore, Rob Boyd and Jimbo Morgan.


Soundtrack featuring: Seal, 808 State, Sugar Cubes (Featuring Bjork), Iggy Pop, Ice-T, Hoodlum Priest.


Feb. 21, 2024: BLIZZARD OF AAHHH’S (1988) 30th Anniversary Edition

7:30 PM | AF Isis Theatre


Greg Stump’s most famous film, BLIZZARD OF AAHHH’S, is regarded by some as one the best ski movies ever made. It is the first collaboration between Greg Stump and Scot Schmidt, as well as the launch of Glen Plake as a ski media star. 


The 30th Anniversary Edition includes a never-before-seen prologue and epilogue. 


Starring: Scot Schmidt, Glen Plake, Mike Hattrup, Rasta Stevie, Scot Kennett, Geoff Stump, Lynne Weiland, and Zudnick the dog.


Feb. 28, 2024: LEGEND OF AAHHH’S (2010)

7:30 PM | AF Isis Theatre


LEGEND OF AAHHH’S follows the meteoric rise of BLIZZARD OF AAHH’S and the movie’s paradigm-shifting impact on ski films and the world of “Extreme.”


Starring: Warren Miller, Dick Barrymore, Steve Winter, Otto Lang, Steve Jones, Lynne Weiland, Glen Plake, Scot Schmidt, Mike Hattrup, Geoff Stump, Rasta Stevie and Scot Kennett.


Photos courtesy of Greg Stump. 


Photos courtesy of Greg Stump.


Here is a link to our calendar with upcoming film and event details.



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 (fall 2024), Academy Screenings, Aspen Shortsfest (April 1-7, 2024), 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. Aspen Shortsfest was voted one of the ‘Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World in 2022’ by Moviemaker Magazine. To learn more, visit



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Lea Tucker


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