Aspen Filmfest Family Fun
Milk and cookies to follow the screening!
Kids 16 and younger Free (complimentary ticket must be obtained through the Wheeler Opera House Box Office) Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chihiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dreamlike spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax, and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters—shape-shift-ing phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so—and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass–type whimsy, Spirited Away cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling. (Japan, 2001) 2HRS 5MIN
FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Academy Award® Winner for Best Animated Feature 2003
DIRECTOR: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WITH: Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Paradise Bakery, Red Butte Roasters
FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Award Winner 2018
Wheeler Opera House
Based on the bestselling pair of memoirs by father and son David and Nic Sheff, Felix Van Groeningen’s film chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. (USA, 2018) 1HR 51MIN | Q&A TO FOLLOW WITH DIRECTOR FELIX VAN GROENINGEN
FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival 2018
DIRECTOR: Felix Van Groeningen
WRITTEN BY: Felix Van Groeningen, Luke Davies
WITH: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan
INDEPENDENT BY NATURE AWARD presented to Felix Van Groeningen.