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Aspen Film’s community collaborations allow us to offer a broad range of films throughout the Roaring Fork Valley year-round, many of which would not otherwise appear on local screens.

 

From our ongoing series “Movies at the Museum” with the Aspen Art Museum and “DAMFilms” every Monday at The Arts Campus at Willits, to our special events with the Wheeler Opera House and monthly “Indie Showcase” at Metropolitan Theatres, these highly curated programs help foster an awareness for and dialogue around humanity through cinema.

 

We are pleased to offer complimentary admission to all “Indie Showcase” screenings to current Aspen Film members as just one of the many perks you’ll receive when supporting our non-profit organization. Click here to join or renew your Aspen Film membership.

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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.

 

Presented by Wheeler Opera House and Aspen Film

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Animation, Family, Fantasy | PG | 76 MIN

Sunday, December 2nd

2:00 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.

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

RECENT ~ PAST PRESENTATIONS

 

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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

THE TEMPORARY

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.

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

 

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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.

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.

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.

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

 

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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

 

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.

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

 

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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.

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.

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.

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 – TICKETS HERE

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 

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”)

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

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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.

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

 

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.

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