FILMFEST 2018 ASPEN SATURDAY

Saturday, September 29

Documentary Panel: TAKING IT TO THE EXTREME

10:30am
Wheeler Opera House Lobby

Tickets: Aspen Film Members Free | General Admission $20

 

KUSAMA—INFINITY

2:00pm
Isis Theatre

 

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. People around the globe are experiencing her instal-lation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers. After working as an artist for over six decades, Kusama continues to create new work every day. (USA, 2018) 1HR 16MIN Q&A TO FOLLOW WITH EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS RYAN BROOKS AND JESSICA LATHAM

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival 2018 DIRECTOR: Heather Lenz
WRITTEN BY: Heather Lenz
WITH: Yayoi Kusama

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Aspen Art Museum

SHOPLIFTERS

4:30pm
Wheeler Opera House

 

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. (Japan, 2018) 2HRS

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Cannes Film Festival 2018, winner of the Palme d’Or 2018

DIRECTOR: Hirokazu Kore-eda
WRITTEN BY: Hirokazu Kore-eda
WITH: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Kilin Kiki, Kairi Jyo, Miyu Sasaki

WITH: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Kilin Kiki, Kairi Jyo, Miyu Sasaki

STUDIO 54

7:15pm
Wheeler Opera House

 

For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz, and glamour, Studio 54 was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise. With unprecedented access to Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure trove of rare footage, director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood) constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows. (USA, 2018) 1HR 38MIN | Q&A TO FOLLOW WITH DIRECTOR MATT TYRNAUER

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR: Matt Tyrnauer
WRITTEN BY: Matt Tyrnauer
WITH: Steve Rubell, Ian Schrager

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Modern Luxury Aspen Magazine

WITH: Steve Rubell, Ian Schrager