Movies at the Museum

Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.

Enjoy open-air cinema in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden through a variety of films that celebrate complex, enriching relationships, inspired by the collaborations of Wade Guyton, Peter Fischli, and David Weiss. This summer, the AAM extends the theme of collaboration and presents Movies at the Museum in partnership with Aspen Film.

Films are presented free of charge on the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden.

The Films

DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Trivia Begins: 7:15 PM

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Directed by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm

93 min

Themed drinks and trivia turn this screening of a documentary about David Lynch’s complex artistic practice into an unforgettable event. David Lynch: The Art Lifelooks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. Doors open at 7 p.m. for signature drinks and free snacks, a trivia night at 7:15 p.m., and the film screening—once prizes for trivia winners have been distributed.

Movies at the Museum is presented in collaboration with Aspen Film free of charge on Level 3.

David Lynch: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colors them.” We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.

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STAND BY ME 

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 8 PM 

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

 

Directed by Rob Reiner
Rated R

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. Based on Stephen King’s novella The Body, the film embraces nostalgia, adventure, and intrigue.

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CLERKS

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 8 PM 

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

 

Directed by Kevin Smith
Rated R

A day in the lives of two convenience-store clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof. This dark comedy is the cult classic, directorial debut of Kevin Smith.

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LANDLINE

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 8 PM 

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

 

Directed by Gillian Robespierre
Not Rated

In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair. A heartwarming comedy centering on a strong family of women.

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