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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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Bob Rafelson was passionate about Aspen, and filmmaking

July 28, 2022

Bob Rafelson is best known as a boundary-breaking filmmaker who helped kickstart Jack Nicholson’s acting career. The two had met at a film screening and then co-wrote the 1968 satirical, adventure film “Head,” featuring the pop-rock group The Monkees. In a conversation with Bob Braudis at the Wheeler Opera House in 2019, Rafelson said that […]

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How Art and Aspen ‘Intersect’

July 28, 2022

The Intersect Aspen art fair returns to the Roaring Fork Valley this Sunday, July 31 through Thursday, Aug. 4, with more than two dozen gallery exhibitions at the Aspen Ice Garden and collaborations with a number of other arts-related organizations and nonprofits around the valley. With 31 galleries represented from 21 cities, 11 of the […]

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Short film by Aspen teens gains global recognition

May 26, 2022

On a school night in November, a small group of Aspen High School students were up until three in the morning surrounded by empty coffee cups and glowing laptop screens, writing the first drafts of what would become an internationally recognized short film. Titled “Faces of the Future,” the 17-minute short film was selected and […]

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February 18, 2022

ASPEN, CO (Feb. 17, 2022) – Aspen Film announces that the 31st Annual Aspen Shortsfest 2022 will return to live showings at the Wheeler Opera House for the first time in three years. Aspen Film is excited to showcase 11 programs, including 75 short films, scheduled Apr. 5-10, 2022. New this year, a presale festival pass is […]

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November 10, 2021

TRAVELMAG Features Aspen Film’s Shortsfest!  An internationally recognised film festival, the Aspen Film Shortsfest showcases and celebrates the very best in ‘short but sweet’ movie creations that creep in under the 40-minute mark. Films receiving awards at the festival can qualify for the hugely prestigious Oscars, ensuring it’s always a hotly-contested affair. As well as […]

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ASPEN TIMES: At home in Aspen: Streaming ‘Shirley,’ a spooky and nontraditional biopic

June 5, 2020

ASPEN, CO (June 5, 2020) ASPEN TIMES: At home in Aspen: Streaming ‘Shirley,’ a spooky and nontraditional biopic Most readers first encounter Shirley Jackson through “The Lottery,” the sensational short story that sparked scandal upon publication in 1948 and has since become the vehicle for high schoolers to learn about literary metaphor. In the new horror […]

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Where to Dine, Shop and Party in Aspen This Summer

July 11, 2019

ASPEN, CO (December 2, 2019) Our cheat sheet to the town’s top places and happenings. By Rebecca Kleinman on July 10, 2019 in Women’s Wear Daily Sunburned at the beach? Cool off in the mountains with a trip to Aspen, where summer brings much more than hiking and biking. Here, our cheat sheet for the top places […]

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June 5, 2019

ASPEN, CO (June 5, 2019)   Aspen Film is excited to announce its 2019 Summer of Cinema lineup, partnering with a host of Aspen-area organizations to bring a variety of film programming to the community. This 2nd Summer of Cinema will be the lead up to the 40th Anniversary of the organization and Aspen Film’s […]

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Michael Urie Heads Gay Throuple in Evocative Fox Searchlight Short ‘Lavender’ (an Official Selection of #Shortsfest19)

May 16, 2019

ASPEN, CO (May 15, 2019)   Jude Dry Open relationships, throuples, polyamory — 21st century sexual configurations have not always received the most nuanced cinematic renderings. Few filmmakers have truly interrogated what polyamory looks like in real life without resorting to cheap thrills and even cheaper jokes. Which is what makes “Lavender,” an elegantly crafted […]

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