The reel good stuff: Aspen Film announces lineup for annual Academy Screenings

December 5, 2022

Film buffs will have a full buffet of the season’s top films to see on the big screen in late December for Aspen Film’s 30th annual Academy Screenings. On the movie menu: a highly anticipated murder mystery, an apocalyptic dark comedy, several family sagas, and a slew of other domestic and international festival darlings for […]

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With purchase of Isis Theatre, Aspen Film enters new era

September 29, 2022

Tuesday marked a milestone for Aspen Film and its future involvement in the community. With Aspen City Council having approved Aspen Film’s purchase of the Isis Theatre, the arts nonprofit is looking to enter a whole new realm of what it will be able to cultivate for the community. The purchase agreement has an official […]

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Aspen Film gets city council’s OK to buy Isis Theatre

September 29, 2022

The Aspen City Council approved Aspen Film’s purchase of the Isis Theatre FilmFest kicked off on Tuesday, and, to the delight of its organizer, Aspen Film, there was no drama with Aspen City Council as its audience. The council in a 5-0 vote approved Aspen’s Film purchase of the Isis Theatre, which has a closing […]

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Council approves Aspen Film’s purchase of Isis space

September 28, 2022

The Aspen City Council on Tuesday enthusiastically approved a purchase contract that allows Aspen Film to acquire its condominiumized units within the Isis Theatre building without the debt that is currently tied to the property. With the approval, the council also approved the termination of the existing debt, and included an amendment to the property’s […]

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Posterfest 22 will auction off pieces of Isis Theater history

September 26, 2022

To help raise funds for Aspen Film, 30-years worth of original movie posters from films shown at the Isis Theater will be auctioned.   When Dede Brinkman traveled to Grand Junction to interview Dominic Linza, former owner of Isis Theater, she couldn’t get the posters Linza had shown her out of her mind. “I kept […]

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Empowering the valley’s youth via film

September 26, 2022

Aspen Film’s 43rd annual Filmfest is around the corner. Commencing Tuesday through Sunday with a stacked lineup of engaging new cinema, the festival cultivates educational opportunities for the valley’s youth. Through its Film Educates department, Aspen Film offers year-round educational programming for students and teachers from Rifle to Aspen. And these far-reaching, free programs are […]

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Aspen Film to pay tribute to cinema pioneer Bob Rafelson

September 23, 2022

The transformative filmmaker Bob Rafelson’s storied career took him all over the globe, but his Castle Creek residence and Aspen were his home base for more than 40 years. So it’s no wonder Aspen Film and Rafelson had a connection until he died from lung cancer July 23 at his home at age 89. The […]

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Colorado has more than just Telluride Film Fest. Here’s when you can see films in Denver, Vail, Breckenridge and beyond.

September 19, 2022

It’s full-swing for film festival season, following September’s twin pillars of prestige and influence, the Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Fest — the latter continuing through Sunday, Sept. 18. Here in Colorado, we’re geared toward adventure and nature films, as well as features and shorts that explore Latino and Indigenous and Asian-American Pacific Islander cultures. […]

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Regionally Inspiring, Internationally Recognized: Aspen Film’s 43rd Annual Filmfest

September 15, 2022

This year’s lineup includes films featuring Cannes 2022 Palme d’Or winner TRIANGLE OF SADNESS; Sam Mendes’ EMPIRE OF LIGHT with Olivia Coleman, Colin Firth, and Michael Ward; THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Calling all film fans far and wide to a little place called Aspen. Aspen Film is proud to […]

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Aspen Film’s 43rd annual Filmfest returns

September 12, 2022

Aspen Film’s 43rd annual Filmfest returns Sept. 27 through Oct. 2. This year’s festival will present 16 feature-length films, comprising a diverse selection of cinematic storytelling from across the globe. Susan Wrubel, executive and artistic director of Aspen Film, has spent months scouting some of the biggest film festivals in the world — such as […]

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