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Aspen Film’s Youth Culture

September 25, 2023

A forward-thinking Colorado-based arts organization, Aspen Film prides itself on its inclusive and accessible youth-oriented filmmaking initiatives. One of its year-round programs, FilmEducates, has been making an impact for over 20 years, and is critical to the mission and purpose of the larger organization. Aspen FilmEducates supports students in the art of “storytelling through visual […]

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Buzzworthy movies pack the lineup of 44th Aspen Filmfest

September 19, 2023

The 44th annual Aspen Filmfest opens tonight, kicking off a week of thought-provoking movies curated by Aspen Film at the Isis Theatre. The first screenings of the festival include a documentary, “The Mission,” about a missionary’s news-making death on a remote island, and “She Came to Me,” a star-studded comedy about several quirky relationships. Between […]

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The magic of the movies: Aspen Filmfest starts today, runs through Sunday

September 19, 2023

Aspen Film’s 44th annual Filmfest gets underway today and runs through Sunday. The annual fall festival will feature films that have premiered at some of the biggest festivals around the world in places such as Sundance, Cannes, Toronto and Telluride. New this year, Filmfest will take place exclusively at the Isis Theatre. “Comprised of just […]

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Foodstuff: Film for Foodies

September 15, 2023

I recently attended the Telluride Film Festival and saw a total of 12 films in five days, gorging myself, figuratively speaking, on everything from comedy to drama and documentary shorts to very (very) long, fictitious fantasy flicks. So, what does this have to do with food? Specifically, I wanted to carve out time to see […]

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Rebecca Miller’s ‘She Came to Me’ to open Aspen Film’s 44th Filmfest

September 14, 2023

Like every year, the changing season from summer to fall brings shorter days, golden trees, sweater weather, and Aspen Film’s annual Filmfest, which opens on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 24. For the first time, the festival will be 100% housed in the recently acquired Aspen Film Isis Theatre. And despite an […]

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Cinema Under The Stars closes Monday with ‘Thelma and Louise’

September 8, 2023

When veteran film producer and part-time resident of Snowmass Mimi Polk Gitlin first came across the script for the 1991 film “Thelma and Louise” (while running Ridley Scott’s production company), she had no idea what a cultural phenomenon the film would become. “When I first read it, I just thought what an amazing script with […]

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Lights! Camera! Aspen Filmfest!

September 6, 2023

The 44th annual Aspen Filmfest will return Sept. 19-24 to the delight of local film lovers. New this year, all films will be screened at Aspen Film Isis Theatre. Aspen Film Executive Director Susan Wrubel shared, “The lineup this year is an embarrassment of riches,” expressing a sense of relief following concerns that labor strikes […]

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September 5, 2023

Aspen, CO (Sep.5, 2023) Aspen Film is excited to announce that Alexander Payne’s new film, THE HOLDOVERS (which just had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend) will round out the Saturday night lineup at Filmfest. The film will screen at 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 23rd. THE HOLDOVERS will be […]

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Mucking with Movies: ‘Contempt’

August 26, 2023

If you’ve seen even a single Jean-Luc Godard flick, then you muck with movies even harder than I do. A degree in film from NYU would make you think I must have come across at least one in my education, but no. Instead, it was three, in-class viewings of “Citizen Kane,” “Some Like It Hot” […]

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Aspen Film announces lineup for 44th annual FilmFest in September

August 23, 2023

Despite the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFRTA strikes, Aspen Film announced details on its 44th annual FilmFest, which is returning in its entirety for the first time since 1986 to the Aspen Film Isis Theatre. “The joy of this festival is to gather with you to share and celebrate some of the best cinema from around the […]

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