Virtual Retro Film Series: January Films
Available January 11 at 5 PM MST until March 31 at 10 PM MST.
Viewers around the world are invited to join Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Film to experience skiing’s illustrious past in the Aspen/Snowmass area. This virtual series features newly digitized vintage films from the Aspen Historical Society collection: old movies, new to you! Spanning several decades, the visual histories bring retro skiing to life on the big screen from the comfort of your couch.
Film # 1 – The Beginning of a Love Affair (1976) (22 minutes) Produced by Freewheelin’ Films, this short film tells the story of two pre-teens who fall in love on vacation in Aspen. It stars Kurt Brendlinger, Gilian Handleman, Skip Behrhorst, and Andy Mill, among others. The young couple stays at the Gant, ski on Aspen Mountain, and explore town. Scenes include Wintersköl, the Roch Cup, NASTAR, and nightlife.
Film #2 – Video Postcard; Aspen Snowmass (1987) (24 minutes) This souvenir video includes footage of skiing and snowboarding, special events, the town, historical elements, and various scenic shots. Featured footage includes Andy Mill skiing powder, KiKi Cutter and Christin Cooper in a benefit race, the Annual Peace Officer’s Race, the Crystal Palace, the Highlands Patrol Jump at Cloud Nine, and more. The film is directed by Greg Poschman and is narrated by John Dietsch and Christie Davis.