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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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Mucking with Movies: ‘Jews of the Wild West’

August 17, 2023

If you scroll back far enough on my Facebook, deep into the middle-school good stuff, you’ll find my Bar Mitzvah picture. Babyfaced and clad in a purple velvet suit, skinny jeans, and fedora, I’m tipping my cap to the camera just a few short hours after being made a man in the eyes of my […]

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Lawn Bash 2023 will celebrate community with volunteer fair, live broadcast, collaboration with Aspen Film, and more!

June 5, 2023

On Wednesday, June 28, join friends and fellow listeners for a fun, family-friendly gathering to celebrate our remarkable community on the lawn of the Red Brick Center for the Arts (110 E. Hallam St., Aspen, Colo., 81611), from 3-6 p.m. This FREE annual event first took place in 2016, but was put on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic before […]

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Get ready for camp

June 2, 2023

School is almost out, and before you know it, it will be time for summer camp. Kids of all ages will be able to choose from a variety of opportunities in the Aspen area this summer to keep them entertained no matter their interests. From art to filmmaking and from theater to adventure, summer camp […]

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Aspen symposium takes on question of medical uses for psychedelics now that it’s legal

June 1, 2023

From Michael Pollan to Netflix and Prince Harry to The New York Times, the buzz around psychedelic therapy has a grip on pop culture. Closer to home, the recent state passage of the Natural Medicine Act/Proposition 122, which decriminalizes “the personal possession, growing, sharing, and use — but not the sale — of five natural psychedelic […]

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2023 SHORTSFEST Award Winners

April 19, 2023

ASPEN FILM ANNOUNCES 2023 SHORTSFEST OSCAR®-QUALIFIERS AND AWARD-WINNING FILMS ASPEN, Colo. (April 17, 2023) In an awards presentation held on Sunday, April 16, Aspen Film, the year-round film arts, and education organization, announced the winning films from its 32nd Aspen Shortsfest April 10-16, 2023. One of only four Oscar®-qualifying festivals in the US strictly dedicated to […]

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Sopris Sun interns gain cultural insight from Shortsfest filmmakers

April 19, 2023

Recently, three of The Sopris Sun youth journalism interns, Yesenia Benavides, Antoinette Brasier and Dominic Furer, had the chance to interview two directors whose films were featured at Aspen Film’s Shortsfest this year: Julia Elihu, director of “In the Garden of Tulips,” and Noam Argov, director of “Sulam.” Below are but a few highlights from […]

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Aspen Shortsfest 2023 Interview: Noam Argov on Making Sure Nothing’s Lost in Translation in “Sulam”

April 18, 2023

There are already too many mental calculations that Alma (Oriah Elgrabli) has to keep in her head as she prepares for a math final when disaster strikes in “Sulam,” less in a panic than her mother (Mor Cohen) about a leak in the ceiling of their apartment than the prospect of what it will take […]

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After reconnecting to his Māori roots, Taratoa Stappard’s career excels

April 15, 2023

Ever since filmmaker Taratoa Stappard started digging into his own identity about four years ago, “the stories have been coming,” he said, and they’ve been getting quite a bit of traction, too. The story that sparked it all for Stappard is his short film, “Taumanu,” which is screening tonight as one of Aspen Film’s Shortsfest […]

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A young filmmaker’s journey to Aspen Shortsfest, and beyond

April 14, 2023

There’s nothing like watching your film amongst an audience and feeling the validation that you made something that actually affects people — 25-year-old filmmaker Julia Elihu looks toward this moment tonight when “In the Garden of Tulips” makes its world premiere at Aspen Film’s Shortsfest. Elihu is an Iranian-American writer and director based in Los […]

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