FILMFEST 2018 ASPEN THURSDAY

Thursday, September 26

THE PRICE OF FREE

12:00pm
Isis Theatre  

 

From producers Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, He Named Me Malala), Sarah Anthony, and rising director Derek Doneen comes The Price of Free, a sus-penseful yet intimate look at one man’s groundbreaking crusade to liberate every child possible. Kailash Satyarthi’s kinetic journey through secret raids and quests for missing kids shows how refusing to accept an unacceptable status quo can create sweeping change. Gripping as it is, the film is also the story of spirited children who, released from a nightmare, latch onto a second chance for joy with all they’ve got. It is the rescued kids who prove the absolute necessity of what Satyarthi does: giving hope to the world one child at a time.
(USA, 2018) 1HR 32MIN

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Sundance Film Festival, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary 2018

DIRECTOR: Derek Doneen
WITH: Kailash Satyarthi

THE INVISIBLES

2:00pm
Isis Theatre

 

Hanni, Cioama, Eugen, and Ruth, four ordinary German youths trying to navigate the scarcities and prohibitions of Berlin at the height of World War II, hailed from dif-ferent social classes and different neighborhoods but shared a single common secret: they were Jews. While Goebbels infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews” in 1943, some 1,700 managed to survive in Nazism’s capital until liberation. Claus Räfle’s gripping docudrama traces the stories of four real-life survivors who learned that sometimes the best place to hide is in plain sight. While moving between cinemas, cafés, and safehouses, they dodged Gestapo and a dense network of spies and infor-mants, knowing that certain death was just one mistake away. Masterfully weaving the different story threads together, The Invisibles is a testament to the resourceful-ness, willpower, and sheer chance that permit us to sur-vive against incredible odds. (Germany, 2017) 1HR 50MIN

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Audience Favorite Silver Award Mill Valley Film Festival, Official Selection of the Hamburg Film Festival 2017

DIRECTOR: Claus Räfle
WRITTEN BY: Alejandra Lopez, Claus Räfle
WITH: Max Mauff, Alice Dwyer, Ruby O. Fee

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Jewish Community Center

LEAVE NO TRACE

5:00pm
Wheeler Opera House

 

After years living in the wildlands near Portland, Will (Ben Foster), and his daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), are suddenly forced back into traditional hous-ing. After trying to adapt to their new surroundings, and clashing with each other as Tom begins to explore her own dreams, they embark on a journey back to the wild. (USA, 2017) 1HR 49MIN

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival, Independent Film Festival of Boston, Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature 2018

DIRECTOR: Debra Granik
WRITTEN BY: Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini (based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock)
WITH: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Jeff Kober, and Dale Dickey

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Aspen Words

PANEL DISCUSSION: From Book to Big Screen: LEAVE NO TRACE

7:00pm
Wheeler Opera House

 

Tickets for Film and Panel—Aspen Film, Aspen Words Members $20 | General Admission $25
Tickets for Panel Only—Aspen Film, Aspen Words Members $10 | General Admission $15

 

COLETTE

8:30pm
Wheeler Opera House

 

Based on the true story of Colette (Keira Knightley) who writes a series of novels that spark a cultural sensation published under her husband’s name. After years of sup-pression, she fights to challenge gender norms and make her voice known. (United Kingdom, 2017) 1HR 52MIN

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selections of the Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, Nominee for People’s Choice Award, Special Presentations DIRECTOR: Wash Westmoreland 2018
WRITTEN BY: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland,
Rebecca Lenkiewicz
WITH: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Eleanor Tomlinson

COMMUNITY PARTNER: AspenOut