PAST SCREENINGS

Past Presentations

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (2004)

INDIE FILM/COMEDY |  1 Hr 36 Min

Tuesday, August 27th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

FREE

 

Director: Jared Hess

 

In small-town Preston, Idaho, awkward teen Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) has trouble fitting in. After his grandmother is injured in an accident, his life is made even worse when his strangely nostalgic uncle, Rico (Jon Gries), shows up to keep an eye on him. With no safe haven at home or at school, Napoleon befriends the new kid, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), a morose Hispanic boy who speaks little English. Together the two launch a campaign to run for class president.

Aspen Film Presents:

BEING FRANK (2019)

COMEDY/FAMILY |  1 Hr 50 Min

Monday, August 26th

7:15 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

$12 for Adults, $8.50 Seniors

 

 

Director: Miranda Bailey

 

Seventeen-year-old Philip (Logan Miller) longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple. His dreams are dashed when his overbearing father, Frank, played by Jim Gaffigan, forbids it. In retaliation to his father’s dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away in search of a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state lines, he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman. Turns out, Frank lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this bizarre revelation Philip realizes he can either blow the whistle on his father’s deceit or take advantage of the surreal situation. With a well-balanced mix of comedy and drama, BEING FRANK offers an ensemble cast, led by the terrific Jim Gaffigan and Logan Miller, a chance to turn the heartbreaking into the hysterical.

 

Film will be followed by a Q&A with director Miranda Bailey.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SUMMER MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: LITERARY CLASSICS, ADAPTED MODERN

NATIVE SON (2019)

DRAMA |  1 Hr 44 Min

Wednesday, August 21st

8:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

FREE

 

Director: Rashid Johnson

 

In his feature film debut, Rashid Johnson finds a transcendent new life for Richard Wright’s pivotal novel, Native Son. Bigger “Big” Thomas is portrayed by Ashton Sanders as an outsider, an Afro-punk young man struggling to find his place in society. When he finds a job as a chauffeur for a wealthy family, it sets in motion a devastating chain of events. What follows is a heartbreaking and still-relevant revival Wright’s original story.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

NASHVILLE (1975)

POLITICAL DRAMA |  2 Hr 40 Min

Monday, August 19th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

$15 for Aspen Film and AMFS National Council members*, $20 GA

 

* Aspen Film members must visit the Isis Theatre box office to receive the discount

 

Director: Robert Altman

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

Aspen Film Presents:

 

GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP AT THE MOVIES

 

PROGRAM |  2 Hr 38 Min

Wednesday, August 14th

7:00 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

$20 for Aspen Film members*; $25 GA

 

* Aspen Film members must visit the Isis Theatre box office to receive the discount

 

Director: Len Dell’Amico

 

Celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies – the first to go global – when the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium comes to movie theaters worldwide.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)

MUSICAL |  1 Hr 43 Min

Monday, August 12th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

$15 for Aspen Film and AMFS National Council members*, $20 GA

 

* Aspen Film members must visit the Isis Theatre box office to receive the discount

 

Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Midnight Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

COMEDY |  1 Hr 30 Min

Saturday, August 10th

11:59 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

FREE

 

Director: Stephen Herek

 

Released thirty years ago, this cult classic follows two seemingly dumb teens as they set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine. Together, the hilariously dynamic duo must depend on each other and a magical telephone booth to make something truly excellent happen.

MONTHLY INDIE SHOWCASE

Presented by Aspen Film and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre

FRAMING: JOHN DELOREAN (2019)

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hr 49 Min

Wednesday, August 7th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 GA, $8 seniors

 

Director: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce

WATCH TRAILER

 

Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

OKLAHOMA! (1955)

MUSICAL |  2 Hr 25 Min

Monday, August 5th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

$15 for Aspen Film and AMFS National Council members*, $20 GA

 

* Aspen Film members must visit the Isis Theatre box office to receive the discount

 

Director: Fred Zinnemann

In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

ROMANTIC COMEDY |  1 Hr 38 Min

Saturday, August 3rd

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

FREE

 

 

Director: Rob Reiner

A 1987 American romantic comedy fantastic adventure film, which tells the tale of the beautiful Buttercup and her true love Westley who become seoarated through the course of unfortunate events involving pirates and villains. The film stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant and Christopher Guest.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

MUSICAL |  1 Hr 30 Min

Monday, July 29th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

$15 for Aspen Film and AMFS National Council members*, $20 GA

 

* Aspen Film members must visit the Isis Theatre box office to receive the discount

 

 

Director: Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respetcive friends build toward tragedy. The soaring score, written by Leonard Bernstein, will also be performed as an orchestral suite by the Aspen Chamber Symphony on July 26 at the Benedict Music Tent.

Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series, Presented by Aspen Institute Arts Program in collaboration with Aspen Film and in association with Aspen Music Festival and School

THE CELLIST:  THE LEGACY OF GREGOR PIATIGORSKY

DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC |  1 Hr 44 Min

Sunday, July 28th

7:00 PM

Paepcke Auditorium | 1000 N 3rd St.

 

$20 GA

 

Director: Murray Grigor

Surviving pogroms and supporting his family at eight by playing for silent movies, Gregor Piatigorsky became principal cellist of the Bolshoi at 15 and met Lenin; escaping the Soviet Union made him an action hero, fleeing Europe in 1939 eventually made him an American. THE CELLIST tells the story of the virtuoso cellist and raconteur; reveling in his musicianship, wit and humanity and includes interviews with Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, and Michael Tilson Thomas as well as tales from the virtuosic cellists and musicians he taught.

Producer Hamid Shams will be featured in a post-screening discussion along with Aspen Music School faculty member and Houston Symphony Principal Cellist, Brinton Smith who will also perform.  

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

THE GREAT OUTDOORS (1988)

COMEDY |  1 Hr 30 Min

Saturday, July 27th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

FREE

 

Director: Howard Deutch

A 1988 American comedy film that follows two families spending a hilariously good, or bad, time on vacation in Wisconsin. The film stars Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, and Annette Bening.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SUMMER MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: LITERARY CLASSICS, ADAPTED MODERN

ROMEO + JULIET (1996)

DRAMA, ROMANCE |  2 Hr

Friday, July 26th

8:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

FREE

 

Director: Baz Luhrmann

 

One of William Shakespeare’s most adapted plays, Romeo and Juliet receives an ultramodern treatment in this nineties classic, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Set in the futuristic urban backdrop of “Verona Beach,” Romeo meets Juliet while crashing a costume party, and the two then grapple with their feuding families in order for their love—and their lives—to survive.

Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Institute Arts Program

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hr 34 Min

Monday, July 22nd

7:00 PM

Paepcke Auditorium | 1000 N 3rd St.

 

Director: Avi Belkin

 

“Masterful. Dazzling. A prismatic portrait.” – The Wrap

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE offers an unflinching look at the legendary reporter, who interrogated the 20th century’s biggest figures in his over fifty years on air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship that redefined what America came to expect from broadcasters. Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, the film explores what drove and plagued Wallace, whose storied career was entwined with the evolution of journalism itself.

Aspen Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson will moderate a panel on the legacy of Mike Wallace and the state of reporting today.

Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Institute Arts Program

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hr 32 Min

Monday, July 15th

7:00 PM

Paepcke Auditorium | 1000 N 3rd St.

 

Director: John Chester

 

“A vital beacon for the revitalization of mankind’s uncertain future” – RogerEbert.com

 

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

 

Eden Vardy, Executive Director of the Farm Collaborative will be featured in a post-screening discussion on the film and the work of the Collaborative.

Aspen Film + Town of Snowmass Presents: Friday on the Mall

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

SCI-FI | 2 Hr 1 Min

Friday, July 12th

Screening begins at dusk and is FREE to the public.

Fanny Hill at Snowmass | 120 Carriage Way | Snowmass Village, CO

 

Director: George Lucas

 

 

Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. And after Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with his former apprentice, Darth Vader, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire’s dreaded Death Star.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

ET (1982)

 SCI-FI |  1 Hr 39 Min

Saturday, July 6th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Director: Steven Spielberg

An American sci-fi classic, which follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. The film stars Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton and Drew Barrymore.

MONTHLY INDIE SHOWCASE

Presented by Aspen Film and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre

LATE NIGHT (2019)

COMEDY |  1 Hr 42 Min

Wednesday, July 3rd

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Nisha Ganatra

WATCH TRAILER

 

A late-night talk-show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

Meatballs (1979)

 COMEDY |  1 Hr 39 Min

Saturday, June 29th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Director: Ivanm Reitman

 

A 1979 comedy about the high jinx at a low-end summer camp, a counselor trains the new employees, mentors a lonely outcast and helps kids during their annual competition against the wealthy attendees of a rival camp. The movie was Bill Murray’s first film appearance in a starring role.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SUMMER MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: LITERARY CLASSICS, ADAPTED MODERN

BLACK ORPHEUS (1959)

 DRAMA |  1 Hr 47 Min

Wednesday, June 26th

8:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Marcel Camus

 

In this retelling of the classic Greek myth, Orpheus and Eurydice meet, intertwine, and face loss during Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro. Filmed with rich technicolor splendor and the constant beat of a samba and bossa nova soundtrack, this film was recognized with awards including the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Foreign Language film at the 1960 Academy Awards.

Presented by Aspen Film and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre

An Evening with Wayne Ewing

POLO ES MI VIDA and BORDER WALL

Wednesday, June 19th

5:00 PM

Q&A to followwith Wayne Ewing at approximately 6:45pm

Pricing: $15 and $12 for seniors and Aspen Film Members

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Wayne Ewing

 

On June 19th we’re proud to showcase the work of local filmmaker Wayne Ewing for a special evening of viewing and dialogue. Aspen Film will Show the pilot episode of Ewing’s recent Polo Es Mi Vida series, followed by his 2008 doc BORDER WALL, which has as much relevance today as it did eleven years ago. 

 

The two screenings will be followed by a conversation with Ewing. 

 

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing, is well known for his tv documentaries & independent films, including four about Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Ewing also works as a gun-for-hire, directing, shooting, and editing commercials, documentaries, and episodic dramas for television. Ewing is credited with changing the look of procedural dramas in the nineties by creating the visual style of “Homicide: Life on the Street” for NBC as the original Director of Photography and Director of the show. 

 

He is based in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen, Colorado.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SPRING 2019: FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

MAUDIE (2016)

BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, ROMANCE |  1 Hr 16 Min

Wednesday, June 19th

7:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Aisling Walsh

 

Based on the life of folk artist Maud Lewis, this story follows an unlikely romance between Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) and Maudie (Sally Hawkins). Maudie, bright-eyed but stricken with arthritis, yearns to be independent, live away from her protective family, and create art.

MONTHLY INDIE SHOWCASE

Presented by Aspen Film and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre

THE BRINK (2019)

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hr 31 Min

Wednesday, June 5th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Alison Klayman

WATCH TRAILER

 

A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon’s global mission to spread extreme nationalism.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

SPRING 2019: FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS (2008)

DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC |  1 Hr 30 Min

Wednesday, April 24th

7:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Aaron RoseJoshua Leonard

 

This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Presented by The Arts Campus at Willits and Aspen Film 

 

ASPEN FILM’S BEST OF SHORTSFEST 2019

Thursday, April 11th

6:30 PM Doors | 7:00 PM Screening

$15 Members | $20 General Public

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Come see the 2019 Aspen Film Shortsfest Award Winners!
Winning films from Aspen Film’s Oscar®-qualifying Shortsfest will be screened in a block. See this year’s Best Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Short Short, Student Short, Youth Jury, Audience and Audience Special Recognition winners!

Aspen Film Presents

Presented by Kodak and Aspen Film

Kodak’s Point and Shoot Film Workshop

Part of our 28th Annual Shortsfest

Sunday, April 7th

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Aspen Library Community Room | 120 N. Mill Street, Aspen

 

During this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about the history of film
  • Watch shorts shot on film
  • Work with Kodak Super 8mm film and a Super 8 camera  

 

This workshop is FREE however space is limited.

Please RSVP to hpike@aspenfilm.org with the following information:

 

  • The number of people attending, their names, and their ages
  • A contact phone number for those attending

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

SPRING 2019: FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

SOUL SURFER (2011)

KID’S MATINEE

COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR |  1 Hr 33 Min

Wednesday, March 27th

1:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Sean McNamara

This film tells the true story of teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton, who overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

MARCH: ZOMBIES WITH A PURPOSE

WARM BODIES (2013)

COMEDY, HORROR, ROMANCE |  1 Hr 38 Min

Wednesday, March 20th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Jonathan Levine

After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the
two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform
the entire lifeless world.

Opening Reception

Hosted by Red Brick

Sponsored by Aspen Film

 

The Figure

Featured Artists:

Jessie Chaney

Lorraine Davis

Annie Decamp

Iris Hope

Kate Howe

Emily Parkinson

Tory Matthew Smith

 

Thursday, March 14th

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Red Brick Center for the Arts | 110 East Hallam Street, Aspen

 

Please join for an evening of light bites and wine while meeting exhibiting artists, visiting with Aspen Film and touring Red Bricks artists’ studio.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

MARCH: ZOMBIES WITH A PURPOSE

FIDO (2006)

COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR |  1 Hr 33 Min

Wednesday, March 13th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Andrew Currie

In a nightmarish 1950s-esque world that has survived a zombie apocalypse,
painfully funny interactions between the living and the dead reveal that
zombies might be the more upstanding citizens.

Presented by Bauhaus and Aspen Film

 

BAUHAUS SPIRIT 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS

Documentary | 1 HR 35 MIN

Tuesday, March 12th

7:30 PM

Pricing: $8 members, $11 advance | $14 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

Directors: Niels BolbrinkerThomas Tielsch

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus with this lively and wide-ranging exploration of the movement uniting modern design, art, architecture and performing arts with communal social living to form an academic discipline and utopian way of life.

Combining free imagination and play with strict structure, Bauhaus’ members included Anni Albers, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer and more. The most comprehensive film on its subject to date, Bauhaus Spirit explores this influential 20th-century movement’s history, legacy, and continued relevance in an age where function and environmental sustainability have taken on new urgency.

Presented by Wheeler Opera House and Aspen Film

Sponsored by The Aspen Times

 

A Private War

Biography, Drama, War | 1 HR 50 MIN

Friday, March 8th

6:30 PM

Wheeler Opera House | 320 East Hyman Ave, Aspen

Director: Matthew Heineman

 

WATCH TRAILER

Join us for a Q&A with Director Matthew Heineman and Aspen Film’s Susan Wrubel following the screening.

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

MARCH: ZOMBIES WITH A PURPOSE

PARANORMAN (2012)

ANIMATION, ADVENTURE, COMEDY |  1 Hr 32 Min

Wednesday, March 6th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Chris Butler | Sam Fell

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Presented by Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre and Aspen Film

 

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

Documentary, History, War | 1 HR 39 MIN

Wednesday, March 6th

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 East Hopkins, Aspen

Director: Peter Jackson

 

WATCH TRAILER

Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.

 

Jackson and his team have used cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. The transformation from black and white footage to colourised footage can be seen throughout the film revealing never before seen details. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.
“So dazzlingly transformative is the restoration of this footage that it may as well be the product of a movie shoot.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

FEBRUARY: LAUGH ‘TIL YOU DROP (UN)DEAD

ZOMBIELAND (2009)

ADVENTURE, COMEDY, HORROR |  88 Min

Wednesday, February 27th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

Director: Ruben Fleischer

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

FEBRUARY: LAUGH ‘TIL YOU DROP (UN)DEAD

ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992)

COMEDY, HORROR |  1 Hr 21 Min

Wednesday, February 20th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Sam Raimi

 

In this cult classic, a man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Presented by Grand Canyon Trust and Aspen Film

Into the Canyon

Documentary, Adventure | 96 MIN

Wednesday, February 13th

8:00 PM

Pricing: $12 for Aspen Film members, $15 for general admission

Isis Theatre | 406 East Hopkins, Aspen

 

Director: Pete McBride

WATCH TRAILER

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Aspen Film is thrilled to present one final showing of Pete McBride’s feature directorial debut, following our sold out show on Saturday.  Pete will be introducing the film.

 

In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. But their quest was more than just an endurance test – it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes. Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 100-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park. INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

FEBRUARY: LAUGH ‘TIL YOU DROP (UN)DEAD

DEATH BECOMES HER (1992)

COMEDY, FANTASY. HORROR |  1 Hr 44 Min

Wednesday, February 13th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Robert Zemeckis

 

Madeline (Meryl Streep) and Helen (Goldie Hawn) are rivals, fighting for
the affection of Ernest (Bruce Willis). After they each drink a magic potion
to achieve ageless beauty, they find themselves as the undead, bound in an
eternal, macabre battle.

Presented by Wheeler Opera House and Aspen Film

Into the Canyon

Documentary, Adventure | 96 MIN

Saturday, February 9th

6:30 PM

Wheeler Opera House | 320 East Hyman Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Pete McBride

WATCH TRAILER

 

In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. But their quest was more than just an endurance test – it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes. Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 100-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park. INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.

Monthly Indie Showcase

Presented by Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre and Aspen Film

 

COLD WAR (2018)

Drama, Music, Romance | R | 1 HR 28 MIN

Wednesday, February 6th

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

WATCH TRAILER

 

 

Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950’s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate — an impossible love story in impossible times.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

FEBRUARY: LAUGH ‘TIL YOU DROP (UN)DEAD

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)

DOCUMENTARY |  99 Min

Wednesday, February 6th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Edgar Wright

 

A man decides to turn his life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend,
reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire
community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD (2013)

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hour 16 Min

Wednesday, January 30th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Rob Kuhns

 

This documentary follows the life of George A. Romero, who in 1968, as a
college drop-out, directed Night of the Living Dead and shocked the world.
His films became icons of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie
industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.

Alliance Film Series

Presented by AspenOUT and Aspen Film

 

RAFIKI (2018)

Drama | 1 HR 23 MIN

Sunday, January 27th

4:00 PM Doors | 4:30 PM Screening | 6 PM Pizza

The screening is free for all students. Following the film, there will be a social hour with complementary pizza and soda.

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Wanuri Kahiu

 

Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” – but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

Rafiki had its world premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard. Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, RAFIKI is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” (Screen Daily) that’s “impossible not to celebrate” (Variety)!

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

LAND OF THE DEAD (2005)

HORROR, SCI-FI, THRILLER |  93 Min

Wednesday, January 23rd

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: George A. Romero

 

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation. This film marks the first in a relaunch of a zombie trilogy Romero embarked on before his death.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)

HORROR, THRILLER |  96 Min

Wednesday, January 16th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: George A. Romero

 

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

HORROR |  127 Min

Wednesday, January 9th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: George A. Romero

 

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

JANUARY: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE A. ROMERO 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

HORROR |  96 Min

Wednesday, January 2nd

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: George A. Romero

 

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.

Monthly Indie Showcase

Presented by Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre and Aspen Film

 

SUSPIRIA (2018)

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | R | 2 HR 32 MIN

Wednesday, January 2nd

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Luca Guadagnino

WATCH TRAILER

 

 

Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company, stunning the troupe’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc, with her raw talent. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, Olga, the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of being witches. As rehearsals intensify for the final performance of the company’s signature piece, Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the company goes beyond merely dancing. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist trying to uncover the company’s dark secrets enlists the help of another dancer, who probes the depths of the studio’s hidden underground chambers, where horrific discoveries await.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

THE WALKING DEAD (1936)

CRIME, HORROR, SCI-FI |  66 Min

Wednesday, December 26th

5:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Michael Curtiz

 

A wrongfully executed ex-con comes back to life as a white-haired, monster-faced zombie who haunts graveyards while seeking revenge on the conspirators who framed him.

DAM Films

Presented by TACAW and Aspen Film

 

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING (2018)

Documentary | 1 HR 38 MIN

Monday, December 17th

7:00 PM

Pricing: $18 for Aspen Film members, $20 advance | $23 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Nathaniel Kahn

DAM FILM SERIES YEAR-END CELEBRATION

The Price of Everything producer Jennifer Blei Stockman will help us celebrate an incredible year of collaboration with Aspen Film. Join us for the last DAM (Dance, Art, Music) screening of 2018, and raise a glass to the upcoming year of films that honor incredible performers, artists, dancers, and musicians. A complimentary champagne toast will precede the screening, and a conversation and Q & A with Jennifer will follow.

Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, The Price of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market darlings Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka Akunyili Crosby to one-time art star Larry Poons, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless.

Presented by Wheeler Opera House and Aspen Film

 

This Mountain Life (2018)

Documentary, Adventure | PG | 76 MIN

Sunday, December 16th

6:30 PM

Wheeler Opera House | 320 East Hyman Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Grant Baldwin

 

Writers: Grant BaldwinJenny Rustemeyer

 

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few ever venture into true wilderness. Living among us is a special breed of people for whom the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother Tania attempt a bitterly cold 2300-kilometer ski trek from Canada to Alaska through the treacherous Coast Mountains. Woven throughout their adventure are vignettes of others who have chosen this life: a group of nuns inhabiting a mountain retreat to be closer to God, a photographer who is later buried in an avalanche, an impassioned alpinist, a focused snow artist, a couple who have been living off the grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years. This Mountain Life is a riveting and intimate portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.

 

 

FESTIVALS + AWARDS (2018):

Aspen Filmfest

Hot Docs, Top 20 Audience Favorite

Vancouver International Film Festival, Official Selection

Banff Mountain Film Festival, Official Selection

Calgary International Film Festival, Official Selection

Whistler Film Festival, Official Selection

DAM Films

Presented by TACAW and Aspen Film

 

BLAZE (2018)

Biography, Drama, Music | 2 HR 9 MIN

Monday, December 10th

7:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $14 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Ethan Hawke

 

BLAZE is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze’s profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey.

Monthly Indie Showcase

Presented by Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre and Aspen Film

 

Maria by Callas

Documentary, Biography | PG | 113 MIN

Wednesday, December 5th

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Tom Volf

 

TRAILER

 

 

An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

DAM Films

Presented by TACAW and Aspen Film

 

LOVING VINCENT (2017)

Animation, Biography, Crime | 1 HR 34 MIN

Monday, December 3rd

7:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $14 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Directors: Dorota Kobiela | Hugh Welchman

 

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating the artist’s final days.

Alliance Film Series

Presented by Aspen Out and Aspen Film

 

THEY (2017)

Drama | 1 HR 20 MIN

Sunday, December 2nd

4:00 PM

The screening is free for all students. Following the film, there will be a social hour with complementary pizza and soda.

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

 

Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun ‘They” and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition.

Presented by Wheeler Opera House and Aspen Film

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Animation, Family, Fantasy | PG | 76 MIN

Sunday, December 2nd

2:30 PM

Food Drive for Lift-Up & Donations for Pathfinders

*Additional info. to follow

Wheeler Opera House | 320 East Hyman Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Henry Selick

Writers: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Carolyn Thompson

 

 

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

DAM Films

Presented by TACAW and Aspen Film

 

THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN (2017)

Documentary | 1 HR 43 MIN

Monday, November 26th

7:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $14 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Tabbert Fiiller

 

After the breakup of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon / John Rotten, formed Public Image Ltd (PiL)– his groundbreaking band which has lived on nearly 15 times as long as his first one. He kept the band alive ever since, through personnel and stylistic changes, fighting to constantly reinvent new ways of approaching music, while adhering to radical ideals of artistic integrity. John Lydon has not only redefined music, but also the true meaning of originality.

Former and current bandmates, as well as fellow icons like Flea, Ad-Rock and Thurston Moore, add testimony to electrifying archival footage (including stills and audio from the infamous Ritz Show). With his trademark acerbic wit and unpredictable candor, Lydon offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s most influential and controversial careers.

DAM Films

Presented by TACAW and Aspen Film

 

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (2010)

Documentary, Comedy, Crime | 1 HR 27 MIN

Monday, November 19th

7:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $14 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director:  Banksy

 

The infamous, shadowy British graffiti street artist Banksy has literally left his mark on cities throughout the world. He comes in contact with Thierry Guetta, a Los Angeles-based Frenchman who videotapes various underground art escapades, and later is transformed into an art phenomenon dubbed “Mr. Brainwash.” Rhys Ifans narrates an overlapping documentary where the line between what is real and what might be fake blurs, as modern art and celebrity are put under the microscope.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE (2018)

Documentary | 90 MIN

Monday, November 12th

7:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director:  Sasha Waters Freyer

 

Decades before digital technology transformed how we make and see pictures,Winogrand made hundreds of thousands of them with his 35mm Leica, creating an encyclopedic portrait of America from the late 1950s to the early 1980s in the process. These images capture a bygone era: the New York of Mad Men and the early years of the Women’s Movement, the birth of American suburbs, and the glamour and alienation of Hollywood. He produced so many unseen images that it has taken until now for the full measure of his artistic legacy to emerge. Forged by Winogrand’s own words and images, Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable is a stunningly intimate portrait of an artist who both personified his era and transformed it.

Monthly Indie Showcase

Presented by Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre and Aspen Film

 

The Bookshop

Drama | PG | 113 MIN

Wednesday, November 7th

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Isabel Coixet

Stars: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne

 

TRAILER

 

A woman in a small town in 1959 England decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. A decision that becomes a political minefield. By exposing the locals to cutting-edge literature of the day such as Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ and Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’, she sows the seeds of an awakening in the conservative town.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

McQueen (2017)

Documentary | R | 111 MIN

Monday, November 5th

8:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director:  Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui

Stars:  Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Alexander McQueen

 

McQueen is a haunting story of extravagant talent and inescapable private sorrow, made with exquisite craftsmanship worthy of its subject. While a narrative biopic has been in development for years, this excellent documentary delivers an eye-popping, emotionally wrenching experience that paints a fully dimensional portrait of a complex artist. – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

TRAILER

 

 

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, and his untimely death.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

Kusama: Infinity (2018)

Documentary | NR | 80 MIN

Monday, October 29th

8:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Heather Lenz

Stars: Yayoi Kusama

 

With Kusama, the older she gets, the more interesting her “story” becomes. But what makes that story connect is the art itself — dazzling, overwhelming, mesmerizing and playful. All the obsession and depression, brazenness and brass in the world wouldn’t matter if she hadn’t had the goods, all along. – Roger Moore, Movie Nation

 

TRAILER

 

KUSAMA Princess of Polka Dots explores artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 80s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

Faces Places (2017)

Documentary | PG | 94 MIN

Monday, October 22nd

8:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: JR, Agnès Varda

Stars: JR, Agnès Varda, Jeannine Carpentier

 

The documentary is an absolute delight, but it has a faith in everyday folks that feels both stalwart and melancholy, aware that these are exactly the people being swept away by the tides of modernity. It’s a sociopolitical cri de coeur disguised as a vacation. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

 

TRAILER

 

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

Gaugin: Voyage to Tahiti (2017)

Drama, Romance, Biography | NR | 102 MIN

Monday, October 15th

8:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Edouard Deluc

Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams, Malik Zidi

 

Cassel’s Gauguin is both menacing and pitiable enough to make Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti riveting on a moment-to-moment basis. – Simon Abrams, Village Voice

TRAILER

 

Paul Gauguin feels smothered by the atmosphere prevailing in Paris in the year 1891. Around him, everything is so artificial and conventional: he needs authenticity to renew his art. Failing to convince his wife Mette and his five children to follow him to Paradise Lost, he sets out for Tahiti alone. Once there, he chooses to settle down in Mataiera, a village far away from Papeete, installing himself in a native-made hut. During his two-year stay the artist will experience poverty, cardiac problems and other displeasures but also happiness in the arms of Tehura, a beautiful young native girl.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

Generation Wealth (2018)

Documentary | R | 106 MIN

Monday, October 8th

8:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Lauren Greenfield

Stars: Limo Bob, Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters

 

Greenfield wraps up this compulsively watchable movie with observations of family love and some of its characters striving for redemption and/or an honest living. But she doesn’t quite dissolve the bitterness of the pill. Because it really can’t be. – Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

 

TRAILER

 

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (2018)

DOCUMENTARY | PG-13 | 96 MIN

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

7:30 PM

Pricing: $8.50 Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors – TICKETS

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director Tim Wardle

Stars Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman

 

Winner Special Jury Prize  – Sundance Film Festival 2018

Winner Audience Award – Chicago Critics Film Festival 2018

Nominee Knight Documentary Achievement Award – Miami Film Festival 2018

“Three Identical Strangers tells a remarkable story. In fact, it tells several. It’s already extraordinary 20 minutes in, and then it goes to unexpected and yet more amazing places, like a narrative feature by a master storyteller.” – Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Chronicle

 

Click to view TRAILER

 

New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds’ joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives – and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA (2017)

Documentary | NR | 100 MIN
Monday, September 17th
8:00 PM
Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general
The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Stephen Nomura Schible
Stars: Ryuichi Sakamoto

 

Not only a portrait of a great artist, but a sensitive and engrossing depiction of the act of creation and its process. – G. Allen Johnson, The San Francisco Chronicle

 

Click here for TRAILER

 

From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018)

COMEDY, FANTASY, SCI-FI | R | 111 MIN

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

7:30 PM

Pricing: $8.50 Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors – TICKETS

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

DirectorBoots Riley

WritersBoots Riley

Stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Danny Glover

 

Nominated Grand Jury Prize  – Sundance Film Festival 2018

“Oakland-based rapper Boots Riley scores a knockout debut as a director with Sorry to Bother You, a no-mercy satire that gets up in your face, breaks all the rules – and then invents new rules so it can break them too.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 

Click to view TRAILER

 

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

Le Cinema, La Musique Series

Presented by Aspen Music Festival and School and Aspen Film

 

TOUS LES MATIN DU MONDE (1991)

BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, HISTORY | N.R. | 115 Mins.

Monday, August 27

7:30 PM

Pricing: $15 Aspen Film Members | $20 General

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Alain Corneau

Writers: Alain Corneau, Pascal Quignard

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet

 

Nominated Best Foreign Language Film  – Golden Globes 1993

Nominated  Golden Berlin Bear – Berlin International Film Festival 1992

Winner Best Director – Cesar Awards 1992

 

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It’s late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into which he moves to dedicate his life to music and his two young daughters Madeleine and Toinette, avoiding the outside world. Rumor about him and his music is widespread, and even reaches to the court of Louis XIV, who wants him at his court in Lully’s orchestra, but Monsieur de Sainte Colombe refuses. One day a young man, Marin Marais, comes to see him with a request, he wants to be taught how to play the viola.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

THE DEPARTURE (2017)

DOCUMENTARY | N.R. | 87 Min.

Wednesday, August 22

08:00 PM

Pricing: Free

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Lana Wilson

Writers: David Teague, Lana Wilson

 

“Unfailingly sensitive about issues of selflessness and suffering, The Departure is in a way its own work of meditation.” Robert Abele,  Los Angeles Times

 

Click here for TRAILER

 

Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. This deeply empathetic documentary traces human negotiations of the cycles of life and death.

Le Cinema, La Musique Series

Presented by Aspen Music Festival and School and Aspen Film

 

LA VIE EN ROSE (2007)

BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, MUSIC | PG-13 | 140 MIN

Monday, August 20

7:30 PM

Pricing: $15 Aspen Film Members | $20 General

The Temporary | 360 Market Street, Basalt

 

DirectorOlivier Dahan

Writers Isabelle Sobelman,  Olivier Dahan

StarsMarion Cotillard,  Sylvie Testud,  Pascal Greggory

 

Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Academy Awards 2008

Winner Best Achievement in Makeup – Academy Awards 2008

Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music – BAFTA Awards 2008

Winner Best Leading Actress – BAFTA Awards 2008

Winner Best Costume Design – BAFTA Awards 2008

Winner Best Make Up & Hair – BAFTA Awards 2008

 

“Somehow Olivier Dahan’s impressionistic heartbreaker of a movie gets it all in. And Marion Cotillard, lip-syncing Piaf’s songs and digging into her soul with gale-force urgency, gives a performance for the ages.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 

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Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf’s life was filled with tragedy.

Le Cinema, La Musique Series

Presented by Aspen Music Festival and School and Aspen Film

 

UN COEUR EN HIVER (1992)

DRAMA, ROMANCE | N.R. | 105 Min.

Monday, August 13

7:30 PM

Pricing: Aspen Film Members $15 | General $20 – TICKETS HERE

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Claude Sautet

Writers: Claude Sautet, Jacques Fieschi

Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier

 

Nominated Best Film not in the English Language – BAFTA 1994

Winner Best Film – Academy Award, France 1992

Nominated European Film of the Year – European Film Awards 1993

Won European Actor of the Year – European Film Awards 1993

 

Click Here for TRAILER

 

Stephane and Maxime run a well-respected violin making and repair business. When man-about-town Maxime falls in love with violin virtuoso Camille, Stephane – whose only attachment is a platonic one with a bookshop owner – takes his own interest in this new girl in Maxime’s life and in her music-making. Camille gradually becomes attracted to him, but finds his cold lack of response by turns puzzling and irritating. Bit by bit the odd ménage-à-trois becomes set on a collision course.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

Nico 1988 (2017)

BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, MUSIC | NOT RATED | 93 Mins.

Monday, August 13

8:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli

Writers: Susanna Nicchiarelli

Stars: Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Anamaria Marinca

 

Winner Venice Horizons Award, Best Film – Venice Film Festival 2017

Winner Grand Prize of the Jury – Les Arcs European Film Festival 2017

Nominated Best Narrative Feature – Les Arcs European Film Festival 2017

 

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The last year of singer Nico’s life, as she tours and grapples with addiction and personal demons.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

FACES PLACES (2017)

DOCUMENTARY | PG | 89 Min.

Thursday, August 9

8:00 PM

Pricing: Free

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Agnès Varda, JR

Writers: Agnès Varda, JR

Stars: Jean-Paul Beaujon, Amaury Bossy, Yves Boulen  

 

Nominated Best Documentary Feature – Oscar 2018

Winner Golden Eye – Cannes Film Festival 2017

Winner Palme de Whiskers – Cannes Film Festival 2017

Winner People’s Choice Awards – Toronto International Film Festival 2017

 

“(The Film) wobbles the line between documentary and fiction so strongly that the vibrations will linger in your heart for days afterwards.” – Glenn Kenny (Roger Ebert)

 

“Magnificently moving, funny, and altogether wonderful! Agnes Varda and JR are a screen duo for the ages” – Indie Wire

 

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Faces Places is a 2017 French documentary film directed by Agnès Varda and JR. The film follows Varda and JR traveling around rural France, creating portraits of the people they come across.

Le Cinema, La Musique Series

Presented by Aspen Music Festival and School and Aspen Film

 

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (1964)

DRAMA, MUSICAL, ROMANCE | N.R. | 91 Min.

Monday, August 6

07:30 PM

Pricing: $15 Aspen Film Members | $20 General

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Jacques Demy

Writers: Jacques Demy

Stars:  Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon

 

Nominated Best Music, Original Song – Academy Award 1966

Nominated Best Writing – Academy Award 1966

Nominated Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment – Academy Award 1966

Nominated Best Music, Score, Substantially Original – Academy Awards 1966

Nominated Best Foreign Language Film – Golden Globes 1966

 

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This is the story of 16-year-old Genevieve and 20-year-old Guy who are very much in love. Her kind mother, who runs an umbrella shop, won’t hear of her marrying, particularly as Guy has yet to complete his compulsory military service. Genevieve is heartbroken when he leaves for his army service in colonial Algeria and is upset to have received only one letter from him in two months. She’s also pregnant. Her mother’s solution to this situation is diamond-merchant Roland Cassard, who has helped them in the past. He’s a kind man who agrees to raise Genevieve’s child as his own. By the time Guy returns from Algeria, Genevieve is married and the umbrella shop has been sold. Several years later, they meet again.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

Pina (2011)

DOCUMENTARY | PG | 103 minutes

Monday, August 6

08:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Wim Wenders

Writers: Wim Wenders

Stars :  Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo

 

Nominee Oscar – Best Documentary 2012

Nominee BAFTA – Best Film Not in the English Language 2012

Winner Cinema Eye Honors Documentary> – Outstanding Achievement in Production 2012

Winner European Film Awards – Documentary 2011

Winner German Film Awards – Best Documentary 2012

 

Wim Wenders’ dance docu “Pina” reps multidimensional entertainment that will send culture vultures swooning. A tribute to Pina Bausch, one of modern dance’s most groundbreaking choreographers, pic lets the artist’s work speak for itself via big, juicy slabs of performance.” Leslie Felperin, Variety

 

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In his exhilarating new film, German master Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, The Buena Vista Social Club) shoots in 3D to capture the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders had conceived with Bausch a dance film like none seen before, one which would take the fullest advantage yet of new 3D technology to put the viewer deep inside Bausch’s playful, thrillingly unpredictable pieces. After her untimely death in 2009, Wenders continued with the project, turning it into the most exciting tribute he could imagine. Sensual and visually stunning, PINA uses 3D to remarkable effect, taking the audience into Bausch’s work in her imaginative sets (a gliding monorail, a bare stage covered with chairs, a towering man-made waterfall) and powerfully rendering the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble.

PUZZLE (2018)

DRAMA | R | 103 MIN

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

7:30 PM

Pricing: $8.50 Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors – TICKETS HERE

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

DirectorMarc Turtletaub

WritersOren Moverman, Natalia Smirnoff

Stars Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman

 

Winner Truly Moving Picture  – Heartland Film 2018

“An earnest, clear-cut drama about the struggle for one woman’s liberation from the shackles of domesticity, Puzzle does what it sets out to do remarkably well.” – Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

 

TRAILER

 

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

THE QUEST OF ALAIN DUCASSE (2017)

DOCUMENTARY | NOT RATED | 84 Mins.

Monday, July 30

8:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Gilles de Maistre

Writers: Eric Roux, Gilles de Maistre

Stars: Alain Ducasse

 

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What is the quest of Alain Ducasse, the little boy from Landes who became the most renowned chef and culinary mentor in the world? What can a man who seems to have everything still be searching for? With 23 restaurants across the globe and 18 Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse continues to create restaurants for our times, to build schools, to push the boundaries of his profession toward new horizons with his boundless curiosity. He relentlessly travels the world: for him, cooking is an infinite universe. This public, yet secretive man agreed to be followed for two years, thereby revealing to us his perpetually evolving universe.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984)

ADVENTURE, DRAMA, FAMILY | PG | 102 Min.

Wednesday, July 25

8:00 PM

Pricing:  FREE

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Michael Ende (novel)

Stars: Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway, Tami Stronach

 

Winner Best Performance by a Young Actor – Saturn Award 1985

Nominated Best Fantasy Film – Saturn Award 1985

Winner Best Film – National – Bambi Award 1985

 

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The NeverEnding Story is a 1984 English-language West German epic fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende, about a boy who reads a magical book that tells a story of a young warrior whose task is to stop a dark force called the Nothing from engulfing a mystical world.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: ADIOS (2017)

DOCUMENTARY | PG | 110 MIN

Monday, July 23

8:00 PM

Tickets: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Lucy Walker

Stars: Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa

 

Beautiful gems of wisdom and life lessons are contained within Buena Vista Social Club: Adios. The picture is an edifying celebration of this music, humanizing and contextualizing it beyond its popularity, locating its roots within a history informed by politics, colonialism, oppression, and racism. – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

TRAILER

 

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios takes place sixteen years after the 1999 documentary, Buena Vista Social Club. It follows the five original band members from the first film, as they go on one final tour that ends in their hometown of Havana, Cuba. The musicians recall their ups and downs over the years, including award-winning performances and losing many of their fellow band members.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE (2015)

DOCUMENTARY, BIOGRAPHY | TV-MA | 103 Minutes

Monday, July 16

08:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Amy Berg

Stars:  Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett

 

Winner Calgary Underground Film Festival – Best Documentary Feature 2016

Nominee Venice Film Festival – Queer Lion 2015

Winner Key West Film Festival – Best Feature 2015

 

“Essential Viewing. Berg’s film presents a well-rounded, deeply admiring picture of a maverick talent who paved the way for countless female rockers… tells the legendary singer’s story with vitality and heart.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

 

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Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. With “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (“Deliver Us from Evil,” “West of Memphis”) examines Joplin’s story in depth for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time (and read by Southern-born indie rock star/actor Chan Marshall, also known as Cat Power). Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans worldwide. Berg’s “Janis: Little Girl Blue” offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever.  “Janis: Little Girl Blue” is written and directed by Berg, and produced by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (“Going Clear,” “Taxi to the Dark Side”)

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

THE END OF THE TOUR (2015)

BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA | R | 1HR 46 MIN

Wednesday, July 11

8:00PM

Free

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: James Ponsoldt

Writers: Donald Margulies (screenplay), David Lipsky (book)

Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky

 

Winner Best Narrative Feature – Sarasota Film Festival (2015)

Nominee Best Screenplay – Independent Spirit Award (2015)

 

“A blizzard of heartbreaking insights into loneliness, fame, and ambition.” Joshua Rothkopf, TIME OUT

 

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Writing about your hero is not always easy. In this poignant, dramatic recounting of a five-day interview of acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace by fan/Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, the aborted profile becomes an unexpected, highly personal eulogy.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI (2017)

DOCUMENTARY | Not Rated | 115 Minutes

Monday, July 9

08:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Sophie Fiennes

Stars: Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie

 

“Brilliantly and beautifully engaged in the present. A sparkling example of how to document our icons. Allows us to appreciate the reality of the artist in her most candid moments, in her own words, which is way more interesting than what we’d find in yet another standard biopic.” Daisy Jones, VICE

 

“A sumptuous sensory treat.” Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

 

“Pure energy, fierce, and empowering. If you want a rock-n- roll, sexy, feel good, empowering film, pull up to the theater in your most audacious outfit and get ready for the Grace Jones experience.” Ronda Lee, The Huffington Post

 

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This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of “Slave to the Rhythm,” “Pull Up to the Bumper,” “Love is the Drug,” and more. Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

EATING ANIMALS (2017)

DOCUMENTARY | NR | 94 MIN

Monday, July 2

8:00PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Christopher Dillon Quinn

Writers: Christopher Dillon Quinn, Jonathan Safran Foer (book)

Stars: Natalie Portman

“This documentary offers plenty to chew on.” – Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

 

TRAILER

 

Eating Animals is the feature-length documentary adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s critically acclaimed book of the same name. The film reveals through intimate narratives what has happened to our country in the past 40 years as we have moved away from traditional farming communities to massive industrial farming complexes that produce a seemingly endless supply of so-called “cheap” meat, eggs, and dairy. What starts out as a simple question – where does our meat come from? – quickly takes us down the rabbit hole of today’s industrial animal agriculture and becomes an exploration of the ultimate stakes of eating animals, the destruction of farming, and the complete unwinding of the American mythos.

RBG (2018)

DOCUMENTARY, BIOGRAPHY | PG | 98 MIN

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

7:30 PM

Pricing: $8.50 Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors – TICKETS HERE

Isis | 406 E. Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

DirectorJulie Cohen,  Betsy West

Stars Ruth Bader Ginsburg,  Gloria Steinem,  Nina Totenberg

 

 

World Premier – Sundance Film Festival 2018

Winner Best Documentary – Sarasota Film Festival 2018

Winner Best Documentary Feature – Wisconsin Film Festival 2018

 

“Vital. A Fist pumping, crowd pleasing doc.” Kate Erbland, INDIEWIRE

 

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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg’s life and career.  From Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (2017)

 

DOCUMENTARY | NR | 1 HR 18 MIN

Monday, June 25

8:00PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

Director:  Sara Driver

Stars:  Alexis Adler, Fab 5 Freddy, Patricia Field

 

Nominated for Best Documentary – Cleveland International Film Festival (2018)

 

“Vivid and beautifully meditative”, Chris Barsanti, The Playlist

 

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Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and ’80s shaped his vision.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

I’M NOT THERE (2007)

BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, MUSIC | R | 2 HR 15 MIN

Wednesday, June 20

8 PM

Free

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave, Aspen

 

DirectorTodd Haynes

WritersTodd Haynes (screenplay), Oren Moverman (screenplay)

StarsChristian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger

 

Winner Golden Globes – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2008

 

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Six actors embody different aspects of Bob Dylan’s life and work, offering insight into the complex musician. The nontraditional narrative reveals that there is no one single iteration of the artist.

Aspen Film and WindWalkers present a special benefit screening of

 

THE RIDER (2017)

DRAMA | R | 1 HR 44 MIN

Tuesday, June 19

7:30 PM Screening | Isis Theatre, 406 E. Hopkins Avenue, Aspen

6:00 PM Reception | Kemo Sabe, 217 S. Galena Street, Aspen

 

Q&A with retired pro bareback rider Braxten Nielsen immediately following

 

Pricing: $25 Screening | $50 Screening and Reception (limited availability)

Tickets On Sale HERE

Director: Chloé Zhao

Writer: Chloé Zhao

Stars: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

 

AWARDS 13 wins & 13 nominations

 

“Drawn from the lives of real people who portray themselves, Chloé Zhao’s “The Rider” achieves what cinema is capable of at its best: It reproduces a world with such acuteness, fidelity, and empathy that it transcends the mundane and touches on the universal.”  Peter Keough, BOSTON GLOBE

 

“Zhao achieves a lovely balance between unflinching realism and the hauntingly lyrical.” Bilge Ebiri, THE VILLAGE VOICE

 

“One of the most astonishing achievements of recent cinema.”  Godfrey Cheshire, ROGEREBERT.COM

 

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Brady Blackburn, a rodeo bronc rider with some renown, learned everything he knows about horses and riding from his parents, Wayne and the now deceased Mari Blackburn. Brady is recovering from a fall off a bronking horse in a rodeo, the most serious of the injuries being a skull fracture which required a metal plate being inserted into his head. Including checking himself out of the hospital earlier than advised, Brady is determined to get back up onto the literal and proverbial horse as quickly as possible as being a cowboy is all he knows. But deep in his heart he knows that returning to the rodeo in particular is something that is probably not in the cards without increased risks, which is eventually confirmed by his doctor who tells him that he cannot sustain another serious head injury without some major consequence. He does not even want his friends and family to treat him with kid gloves in being able to do any of those physical activities which are part and parcel for him of being a man and a cowboy. Brady has to come to some realization as to this fact and come to terms with it – which is difficult even as his best friend, former rodeo rider Lane Scott will forever be institutionalized needing around the clock medical care from a similar accident – or end up killing himself physically the the attempt to bronc again, or killing himself emotionally in not being able to do what he loves.

DAM Films

Presented by TAWCA and Aspen Film

 

 

LEANING INTO THE WIND (2017)

DOCUMENTARY | PG | 93 MIN

Monday, June 18

8:00 PM

Pricing: $8 for Aspen Film members, $11 advance | $13 door for general

The Temporary | 360 Market St, Basalt

 

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer

Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy

 

Nominated Best Documentary Feature Film – Edinburgh International Film Festival (2017)

Nominated for Best Cinematography – British Independent Film Award (2017)

 

“The film conveys plenty of information about Goldsworthy at work but also leaves room for more abstract contemplation by the viewer, a welcome, peaceful place from which to consider our place in the wider world.”  Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

 

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Sixteen years after the release of the ground-breaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (2017)

DRAMA | MYSTERY | THRILLER | R | 89 MIN

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

7:30 PM

Pricing: $8.50 Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

DirectorLynne Ramsay

WritersLynne Ramsay (screenplay by), Jonathan Ames (based on the book by)

Stars Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov

ComposerJonny Greenwood  (Radiohead)

 

 

Winner Best Actor, Best Screenplay – Cannes Film Festival 2017

Nominated Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival 2017

Director Lynne Ramsay and her leading man deliver an existentialist hired-killer story that aims for the head and hits you in the gut…Joaquin Phoenix is simply stupendous in You Were Never Really Here. His performance is damn near flammable—dangerous if you get too close.”–Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Magazine

 

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Balancing between feverish dreamlike hallucinations of a tormented past and a grim disoriented reality, the grizzled Joe–a traumatised Gulf War veteran and now an unflinching hired gun who lives with his frail elderly mother–has just finished yet another successful job. With an infernal reputation of being a brutal man of results, the specialised in recovering missing teens enforcer will embark on a blood-drenched rescue mission, when Nina, the innocent 13-year-old daughter of an ambitious New York senator, never returns home. But amidst half-baked leads and a desperate desire to shake off his shoulders the heavy burden of a personal hell, Joe’s frenzied plummet into the depths of Tartarus is inevitable, and every step Joe takes to flee the pain, brings him closer to the horrors of insanity. In the end, what is real, and what is a dream? Can there be a new chapter in Joe’s life when he keeps running around in circles?

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and June 6, 2018 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film

 

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Comedy, Drama | R | 97 min

Wednesday, May 23

7:00 PM

Free

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave

 

Director: Matt Spicer

Writers: David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer

Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

 

Winner Best First Feature – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018

Winner Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – Sundance Film Festival 2017

 

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Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn moves out West to befriend her Instagram obsession, a Los Angeles socialite named Taylor Sloane. Although a quick bond is forged between the two, the façade begins to crack with comically malicious results.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Drama

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Avenue, Aspen

7:30 PM

 

Directed By: Sebastián Lelio

Written By: Sebastián Lelio and Gonzalo Maza


Runtime:  100 minutes
Studio:  Sony Classics

Starring:  Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Louis Gnecco

 

Academy Awards, USA – Winner, Oscar Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, Chile

Film Independent Spirit Awards – Winner, Independent Spirit Award Best International Film

 

TRAILER

 

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando’s family don’t trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando’s ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando’s son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and May 2, 2018 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

THE SQUARE

Comedy | Drama

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Avenue, Aspen

7:30 PM

 

Directed By: Ruben Ostlund

Written By: Ruben Ostlund


Runtime:  142 minutes
Studio:  Magnolia

Starring:  Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West

 

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film

 

TRAILER

 

“The Square is darkly amusing, but it’s also bracingly honest in its absurdity, and that’s what kept me coming back to each one of its wonderfully knotty scenarios even months after seeing it.”  David Sims, The Atlantic

 

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

 

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and March 7, 2018 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

THE DISASTER ARTIST

104 min. – Biography | Comedy | Drama

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Avenue, Aspen

7:30 PM

 

Directed By:  James Franco
Written By:  Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Runtime:  104 minutes
Studio:  A24

Starring: Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie

 

TRAILER

 

“This movie is seriously funny, surprisingly funny, not funny in a way that you ever decide to laugh, but funny like you couldn’t keep quiet even if you wanted to. The laughs, as they say, keep coming.”  Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Chronicle

 

With THE DISASTER ARTIST, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau – an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable – into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disasterpiece THE ROOM (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”),THE DISASTER ARTIST is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend— and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and February 7, 2018 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

GOOD TIME

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Avenue, Aspen

7:30 PM

 

Good Time has brought acclaim to the Safdies and has been nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards. The brothers were nominated for a Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, where the movie premiered and won an award for its score.

 

Motivated by an almost ferocious love for his intellectually disabled brother, Nick, and an explosive mix of desperation and thirst for a better life, the abrasive and fledgeling criminal, Connie, involves his sibling in an ill-conceived bank robbery that swears to be a quick and easy job. Instead, things go utterly wrong, and Nick will wind up in Rikers Island after one unanticipated complication, forcing the desperate but determined Connie to embark on a nightmarish, no-holds-barred quest to bail Nick out. Inevitably, over the course of a long and violent night, Connie will go to great lengths to save Nick from a cruel fate, doomed, however, to do more harm than good. Is it all heading somewhere?

 

Directors: Benny Safdie | Josh Safdie
Writer: Ronald Bronstein | Josh Safdie
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 
1h 01m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and January 3, 2018 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

Alliance Film Series

Presented by Aspen Out and Aspen Film

 

SATURDAY CHURCH
Sunday, February 25, 2018
The Temporary, 360 Market Street, Basalt
4:00 PM (doors 3:30 PM)

Students – FREE
Adults – $8 in advance | $10 day of show

Director: Damon Cardasis
Writer: Damon Cardasis
Co-presenter: AspenOut, Local High School Gay Straight Alliance Clubs and The Temporary
Run Time: 82 min

TRAILER

“Saturday Church” is a sweet film with a purity of purpose and intent, elevating it above other films portraying similar struggles. – Roger Ebert

SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.

Aspen Film is committed to original content and to presenting the best of world cinema for audiences of all ages. The Alliance Film Series is a collaboration with AspenOut and the Gay Straight Alliance Clubs in local high schools.  The aim of the series is to present content that celebrates diversity and speaks to the stories of our LGBTQ youth.

LADY MACBETH

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

“Lady Macbeth” has the refined, pleasing trappings of a tasteful period piece with the vicious, beating heart of a brutal psychological thriller. You can’t stop watching its beauty, even as you long to look away from its cruelty. – Christy Lemire

 

“Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch in William Oldroyd’s impressively tough-minded Victorian tragedy.” — Guy Lodge, Variety

 

Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

 

Director: William Oldroyd
Writer: Alice Birch
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 
1h 29m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and December 6, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

A GHOST STORY

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

“This very special movie casts a fine, delicate spell; many may resist it, but those who go along with it may find themselves profoundly moved, transported to a soul-stirring, poetically cosmic place” –Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media 

 

This ingenious and affecting film is strange and intense, but not exactly scary in the expected horror-movie manner.” –A. O. Scott, The New York Times

 

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

 

Director: David Lowery
Writer: David Lowery
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 
1h 32m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and November 1, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

MENASHE

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

“Weinstein has created a subtly powerful work of human drama, driven by the charismatic, if frustrating, man at its center.” –David Sims, The Atlantic 

 

The film is worth praising for what it is and admiring for what it’s not — there’s no sappiness or false emotion, and none of the clichéd, quirky misfits who populate so many commercial comedies.” –Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

 

Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that requires a mother present in every home, Rieven is supposed to be adopted by the boy’s strict, married uncle, but Menashe’s Rabbi decides to grant him one week to spend with Rieven prior to Lea’s memorial. Their time together creates an emotional moment of father/son bonding as well as offers Menashe a final chance to prove to his skeptical community that he can be a capable parent.

Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community.

 

Director: Joshua Z. Weinstein
Writer: Alex LipschultzMusa Syeed, and Joshua Z. Weinstein
Co-presenter: 
Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 
1h 22m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and September 6, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

KARL MARX CITY

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

“A smart, highly personal addition to the growing syllabus of distressingly relevant cautionary political tales.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

 

At a time when Edward Snowden’s NSA disclosures are suggesting a digital surveillance state, “Karl Marx City” makes for a particularly resonant warning from the not-so-distant past.” – Scott Tobias, Variety

 

Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an elaborate fiction? As she looks for answers in the Stasi’s extensive archives, she pulls back the curtain of her own ostalgia and enters the parallel world of the security state, seeing her former life through the lens of the oppressor. Reconstructing everyday GDR life through declassified Stasi surveillance footage, the past plays like dystopian science fiction, providing a chilling backdrop to interrogate the apparatus of control and the meaning of truth in a society where every action and thought was suspect. (USA/Germany, 2016)

 

Director: Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker
Writer: Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker
Co-presenter: 
Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 
1h 25m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and August 2, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

A QUIET PASSION

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

“A fiercely intelligent, handsome and affecting rendering of Dickinson’s extraordinary, ordinary life.” – Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

 

“An absolute drop-dead masterwork.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

 

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of MirthThe Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. (USA, 2016)

 

Director: Terence Davies
Writer: Terence Davies
Stars
: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, and Duncan Duff
Co-presenter: 
Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 
2h 5m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and May 3, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

OBIT

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

Every morning, a small staff of obituary writers at The New York Times deposits the details of three or four extraordinary lives into the cultural memory – each life’s story spun amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. It’s amazing what goes on in the obits.

 

OBIT is the first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, via the legendary obit desk at The Times. The film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies? (USA, 2016)

 

Director: Vanessa Gould
Editor: Kristin Bye
Executive Producer:
Pamela Tanner Boll and Geralyn White Dreyfous 
Co-presenter: 
Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time:
1h 35m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and May 3, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

KEDI

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could. Critics and internet cats agree — this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. (Turkey/USA, 2016)

 

Director: Ceyda Torun
Editor: Mo Stoebe
Cinematographer/Producer:
Charlie Wuppermann
Co-presenter: 
Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time:
1h 20m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and May 3, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

THINGS TO COME

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once? Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert, in a radiant performance) is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family (including frequent visits to her drama queen mother, played by the legendary Édith Scob). But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. For the first time in ages, she finds herself adrift, but also with a newfound sense of liberation. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself. Winner of the Best Director award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, the new film from Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden) is an uncommonly intelligent, soul-searching look at what it means to create a life of one’s own. (France, 2016)

 

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve
Editor: Marion Monnier
With: Isabelle Huppert, André MarconRoman Kolinka
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 1h 42m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and March 1, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

MISS SHARON JONES!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, American Dream) follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo Sharon Jones during the most courageous year of her life. Often compared to the legendary James Brown because of her powerful and energetic performances, Sharon Jones is no stranger to challenge. For years her music career struggled as she was kept in the wings by a music industry that branded her too short, too black, too fat. After decades of working odd jobs, from a corrections officer to a wedding singer, Sharon had a middle-aged breakthrough after joining forces with Brooklyn R&B outfit The Dap Kings. In 2013, on the eve of the release of the much-anticipated album “Give The People What They Want,” Sharon was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Miss Sharon Jones! is a triumphant crowd-pleaser that captures an irrepressible human spirit as she battles back to where she belongs; center stage. (USA, 2015)

 

Director: Barbara Kopple
Editors: Anne Fratto, Jean Tsien
Producers: David Cassidy, Barbara Kopple
With:  Megan Holken, Austen Holman, Sharon Jones
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 1h 33m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and February 1, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

Lust for Life

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

In conjunction with Gallery 1949’s current exhibit of sculpture and paintings by Anthony Quinn, this month we bring you a classic film from 1956 – Lust for Life starring Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn. Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas) is the archetypical tortured artistic genius. His obsession with painting, combined with mental illness, propels him through an unhappy life full of failures and unrewarding relationships. He fails at being a preacher to coal miners. He fails in his relationships with women. He earns some respect among his fellow painters, especially Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn), but he does not get along with them. He only manages to sell one painting in his lifetime. The one constant good in his life is his brother Theo, who is unwavering in his moral and financial support. Anthony Quinn won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Paul Gaugin in this acclaimed film. (USA, 1956)

 

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer:  Norman Corwin
Editor: Adrienne Fazan
Producer: John Houseman
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 2h 2m

 

Special introduction to the film from Mrs. Katherine Quinn.

 

Join us from 5:30 to 7:00 pm for a complimentary reception prior to the screening at:

Gallery 1949, 402 S Hunter St, Aspen, CO 81611.

Enjoy an exhibition of the largest collection of Anthony Quinn’s sculptures and paintings anywhere in the world. 

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and January 10, 2017 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

An unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of New York’s premier cultural events, The First Monday in May follows the creation of “China: Through The Looking Glass,” the most attended fashion exhibition in the history of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 2015 Met Gala, the star-studded fundraiser that celebrates the opening of the exhibition. Acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) follows Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and longtime chair of the Met Gala, and Andrew Bolton, the iconoclastic curator who conceived the groundbreaking show, for eight months as they prepare for an evening they hope will take the worlds of art and fashion by storm.

 

Director: Andrew Rossi
Editors: Chad Beck, Ace Andrew Coffman
Producers: Andrew Coffman, Alex Jarnigan, Jonathan Furmanski, Nathan Mauger, Thor Thielow
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 1h 31m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and November 2, 2016 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

LITTLE MEN

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

When 13-year-old Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father’s old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake’s parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) — one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist — ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults.

 

At first, Jake and Tony don’t seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children can’t avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship.

 

Director/Co-Writer/Producer: Ira Sachs
Co-Writer:  Mauricio Zacharias

Director of Photography: Oscar Durán
Editors: Mollie Goldstein, Affonso Goncalve
Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Jim A. Landé, LA Teodosio
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 1h 25m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and October 5, 2016 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

TICKLED

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier’s sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity. Discovering the truth becomes Farrier’s obsession, despite increasingly sinister threats and warnings. With humor and determination, Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve summon up every resource available to get to the bottom of this tickling wormhole.

 

Directors: David Farrier & Dylan Reeve
Director of Photography: Dominic Fryer
Editor: Simon Coldrick
Producer: Carthew Neal
Executive Producer: Justin Pemberton
Associate Producers: Stephen Fry, Richard Ivey
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 1h 32m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and September 7, 2016 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

NORMAN LEAR:
Just Another Version of You

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

How did a poor Jewish kid from Connecticut bring us Archie Bunker and become one of the most successful television producers ever? Norman Lear brought provocative subjects like war, poverty, and prejudice into 120 million homes every week. He proved that social change was possible through an unlikely prism: laughter.

 

Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism.

 

Starring: Norman Lear
Featuring: George Clooney, Jon Stewart, Amy Poehler, Rob Reiner, Phil Rosenthal
Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Producers: Brent Miller and Suzanne Hillinger
Executive Producer: Michael Kantor
Editors: Enat Sidi and JD Marlow
Director of Photography: Ronan Killeen
Cinematographer: Sam Levy
Composer: Kris Bowers
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 1h 32m

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and August 3, 2016 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

WEINER

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) runs for mayor of New York in 2013, but a new sex scandal ruins his attempt at a political comeback.

 

Directed and Produced by: Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg
Written by: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Eli Despres
Executive Producers: Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, Lily Fan
Cinematographer:  Josh Kriegman
Editor: Eli Despres
Music by: Jeff Beal
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 100 min.

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and July 6, 2016 and receive complimentary admission! Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

LOUDER THAN BOMBS

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

Louder Than Bombs explores the death of a famous photographer (Isabelle Huppert), and how her husband (Gabriel Byrne) and sons, (Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Druid) cope while unraveling the truth behind the mysterious accident that claimed her life.

 

Director: Joachim Trier
Written by: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
Produced by: Joshua Astrachan, Albert Berger, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Thomas Robsahm, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa
Cinematographer:  Jakob Ihre
Editor: Olivier Bugge Coutté
Composer: Ola Fløttum
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid, Rachel Brosnahan, Ruby Jerins, Megan Ketch, David Strathairn, Amy Ryan
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 109 min.

 

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and June 1, 2016 and receive complimentary admission. Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

Miles Ahead

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

Inspired by events in his life, ‘Miles Ahead’ is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle makes his bravura directorial debut. In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s.

 

Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. A wily music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis’ house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician’s latest compositions. Davis’ mercurial behavior is fueled by memories of his failed marriage to the talented and beautiful dancer Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). During their romance and subsequent marriage, Frances served as Davis’ muse. It was during this period that he released several of his signature recordings including the groundbreaking “Sketches of Spain” and “Someday My Prince Will Come.” The idyll however, was short lived. The eight-year marriage was marked by infidelity and abuse, and Frances was forced to flee for her own safety as Miles’ mental and physical health deteriorated. By the late ‘70s, plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art.

 

Director: Don Cheadle
Written by: Steven Baigelman, Don Cheadle
Starring: Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Michael Stuhlburg
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Run Time: 100 min.

Become an Aspen Film member at the Director level or above between now and May 4 and receive complimentary admission. Current Aspen Film members receive a ticket discount at the Isis Theater box office in advance or day of show.

Margarita, With a Straw

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

5:00 PM (Reception), 6:00 PM (Film)

 

In this inspirational love story, a middle class Indian teenager born with cerebral palsy (Kalki Koechlin, Dev.D, That Girl in Yellow Boots) is determined to have a relationship. Unusual only because it’s so rarely seen on screen, Margarita, with a Straw is an exceptional portrait of a woman discovering what she wants, and how to get it. Laila (Kalki Koechlin) is a student, crafting lyrics and electronic sounds for an indie band at her Delhi University. Her cerebral palsy doesn’t much get in the way of her life, although it sometimes does for others. When Laila’s band wins a local contest, the condescending host says to her, “It must have been so hard for you. Can you share something with us?” Laila shares her middle finger. Always seeking more freedom and new experience, Laila wins a place at New York University and leaves India with her mother (Revathy) for Manhattan. There she meets a fiery activist, Khanum (Sayani Gupta), who challenges her beliefs and sparks her creativity. For these two women, it’s the beginning of a remarkable love story. Avoiding the pitfalls of cheap sentiment on the one side and moral instruction on the other, Margarita, with a Straw is a consistently rewarding portrait of a young woman coming of age, making mistakes, and finding the unpredictable path of her own desire. (USA 2014)*

 

Director: Shonali Bose
Featuring: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, William Moseley, Hussain Dalal, Tenzing Dalha, Kuljeet Singh, Malhar Khushu
Language: English
Co-presenter: AspenOUT, Wheeler Film Society
Special Thanks: WIDE
Run Time: 100 min.

 

Aspen Film, AspenOUT and Wheeler Film Society will welcome director Shonali Bose for a special evening.  A complimentary reception precedes the screening with a discussion and Q&A hosted by The Aspen Times’s Andrew Travers immediately following.

*Note this film contains mild nudity and sexual content appropriate for ages 14 and up. 

Finders Keepers

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

When his amputated leg is discovered in a grill sold at a North Carolina auction, John Wood finds himself at the center of a worldwide media frenzy. Seeing the new-found attention as an opportunity to rise above his otherwise disappointing, wayward life, he’s quickly swept up in the hysteria and becomes embroiled in a struggle over the leg with its enterprising buyer, Shannon Whisnant. The stranger-than-fiction chain of events that follows upends the lives of both men and reveals in surprising, and often beautiful ways, what it sometimes takes to rebuild a life.  (USA 2015)

Featuring: Shannon Whisnant, John Wood
Directors: Bryan Crayberry, Clay Tweel
Producers: Bryan Crayberry, Ed Cunningham, Adam Gibbs, Seth Gordon
Cinematographer: Adam Hobbs
Editors: Bryan Crayberry, Tchavdar Georgiev, Clay Tweel
Composers: Osei Essed, Dan Romer 


Language: English
Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Special Thanks: The Orchard
Run Time: 84 min.

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM 

 

In 1962, Francois Truffaut persuaded Alfred Hitchcock to sit with him for a week long interview in which the great British auteur would share with his young admirer the secrets of his cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—used to produce the seminal book ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’—this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plunges us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo. Hitchcock’s singular vision is elucidated and brought vividly to life by today’s leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, and Paul Schrader. (USA 2015)

 

Director: Kent Jones
Featuring: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Richard Linklate, Olivier Assayas, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Peter Bogdanovich, Paul Schrader

Language: English

Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres

Special Thanks: Cohen Media Group
Run Time: 80 min.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wheeler Opera House, 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

8:30 PM 

 

Bernadette (Terence Stamp) is a middle-aged transsexual mourning the recent death of her lover. She embarks on a cabaret tour with two transvestite friends, Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce) and together they set out for a professional engagement in Alice Springs in a gaudily painted bus they christen Priscilla. Along the way they encounter various macho characters-one of whom, Bob (Bill Hunter), begins to form a romantic attachment to Bernadette. (USA 1994)

 

Director: Stephen Elliott
Featuring: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
Language: English

Co-presenter: Aspen Gay Ski Week
Special Thanks: Park Circus

Run Time: 104 min.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Isis Theater, 406 E Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM 

 

Janis Joplin, one of the most revered and iconic rock n’ roll singers of all time, thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her tragic death in 1970 at age 27. This intimate and in-depth portrait reveals a complicated, driven, deeply sensitive artist. Rare, thrilling archival footage and Joplin’s own words tell much of the story, along with moving concert footage rarely seen on the big screen. Acclaimed documentarian Amy Berg’s insightful biopic brings new understanding of this bright, complex woman whose meteoric rise and sudden fall changed music forever. (USA 2015)

 

Director: Amy Berg
Featuring: Janis Joplin, Cat Power, Peter Albin
Language: English

Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres

Special Thanks: FilmRise
Run Time: 103 min. 

Pawn Sacrifice

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM 

 

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire, whose players have dominated the game for decades. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world. (USA 2014)

 

Director: Edward Zwick
Writer: Steven Knight
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard
Language: English

Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres

Special Thanks: Bleeker Street
Run Time: 115 min.

The End of the Tour

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM 

 

The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. Both Segel and Eisenberg reveal great depths of emotion in their performances and the film is directed with humor and tenderness by Sundance vet James Ponsoldt from Pulitzer- Prize winner Donald Margulies’ insightful and heartbreaking screenplay. (Brazil 2015)

 

Director: James Ponsoldt
Writer: Donald Margulies
Cast: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky
Language: English

Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres

Special Thanks: A24
Run Time: 106 min.

AMY

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Isis Theater, 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM 

 

From BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on our culture and the world we live in today.

 

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention with her unforgettable voice and charisma. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy poured her heart and soul into her music, expressing personal struggles and pain through her intimate lyrics. The combination of her raw honesty and virtuosity resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of our time.

 

Amy became an international sensation, experiencing a meteoric rise to fame she had never sought nor expected. The relentless and invasive media attention, coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and addictions, led her into a tragic cycle of self-destruction, resulting in her untimely death at age 27. Four years later, Asif Kapadia’s powerful documentary invites audiences to remember and celebrate Amy as a brilliant artist while asking ourselves how it was that we watched her disappear in front of our eyes.  (USA 2015)

 

Director: Asif Kapadia
Cast: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson
Language: English

Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres

Special Thanks: A24
Run Time: 128 min.

Infinitely Polar Bear

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

While most fathers spend their days at work, Cam Stuart (Mark Ruffalo) is more likely to be found mushroom-hunting, cooking elaborate meals, or working on one of his many half- completed projects. His family’s wealth keeps his family just barely afloat, while Cam struggles to live with manic depression. When Cam has a manic breakdown that lands him in a mental hospital, his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) and their two young daughters, Amelia and Faith, are forced to leave their house in the country and move into a cramped apartment in Cambridge, where Maggie tries to find a decent job, with no luck. Based on a true story, Infinitely Polar Bear is a funny and heartbreaking portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other. (USA 2014)

 

Director: Maya Forbes
Writer: Maya Forbes
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky
Language: English

Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres

Special Thanks: Sony Pictures Classics
Run Time: 90 min.

Southpaw

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

5:30 PM & 8:15 PM

 

From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and starring Academy Award®-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain) comes a story of tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption. Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting… one fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. (USA 2015)

 

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writer: Kurt Sutter
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams
Language: English

Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres
Special Thanks:  The Weinstein Company, Escape Artists and The Aspen Times

Run Time: 124 min.

I’ll See You in My Dreams

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Isis Theater, 406 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

7:30 PM

 

In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. After the death of her beloved dog, Carol (Blythe Danner) finds the everyday activities that have given her life structure – her regular bridge game, gardening, a glass of wine or two – have lost their luster. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). (USA 2015)

 

Director: Brett Haley
Writers: Marc Basch, Brett Haley
Cast: Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott
Language: English

Co-presenter: Metropolitan Theatres

Special Thanks: Bleeker Street
Run Time: 92 min.

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