FILMFEST 2018 ASPEN WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, September 26

FILMMAKER DISCUSSION

Behind the Magic with DON HAHN

 

10:30am
Wheeler Opera House Lobby
Tickets: Aspen Film Members Free | General Admission $20

 

 

PICK OF THE LITTER

12:00pm
Isis Theatre

 

This film follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born until they begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their humans. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. (USA, 2018) 1HR 21MIN

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selection of the Slamdance Film Festival and AFI Docs Festival 2018

DIRECTOR: Don Hardy Jr., Dana Nachman
WRITTEN BY: Dana Nachman

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Aspen Animal Shelter

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Aspen Animal Shelter

EVERYBODY KNOWS

2:30pm
Isis Theatre

 

The film follows Laura (Penélope Cruz) and her two children on their travels from Argentina to her small hometown in Spain for her sister’s wedding. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface, and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. (France, Spain, Italy, 2018) 2HR 13MIN

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress nomination 2018

DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi
WRITTEN BY: Asghar Farhadi
WITH: Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández, Bárbara Lennie

PRESENTED BY: Darlynn and Tom Fellman

THE SISTERS BROTHERS

Wednesday, September 26, 8:15pm
Wheeler Opera House  

 

Based on Patrick deWitt’s acclaimed novel of the same name, this film follows two brothers—Eli and Charlie Sisters—who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story, a genre-hybrid with comedic elements, takes place in Oregon in 1851. (France, 2017) 2HRS

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival 2018 DIRECTOR: Jacques Audiard
WRITTEN BY: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, based on the novel by Patrick deWitt
WITH: Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed, John C. Reilly

PRESENTED BY: Melony and Adam Lewis

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

5:30pm
Wheeler Opera House

 

Imagine the defining moment of your life. Then imagine never talking about it with anyone. In 1974, Mark and Andy Godfrey went on a family ski vacation to Aspen, Colo. The plane they were traveling in crashed, taking the lives of their parents, brother, and sister. Mark and Andy, who were 11 and 8 years old at the time of the accident, respectively, survived three days and two nights in the frigid mountains. For nearly 40 years they rarely discussed the crash, even between themselves. Finally, the brothers confront and come to grips with the tragic event that changed their lives forever. Their story is one of cathartic discovery in hopes that the twin beacons of love and family can reconcile such a tragedy. Work in progress. (USA, 2018) 1 HR 20 MIN | Q&A TO FOLLOW WITH DIRECTOR JOHN BREEN AND MARK AND ANDY GODFREY

 

DIRECTOR: John Breen
WITH: Mark Godfrey, Andy Godfrey

PRESENTED BY: Becky and Chris Steere

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Challenge Aspen