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Aspen Shortsfest Unveils Full Program for 2016 Festival

March 15, 2016

By Kate Erbland, Indiewire The 25th Annual Aspen Shortsfest has announced its full program for this year’s edition of the premier North American shorts fest. The festival often plays home to exciting and emerging talents — it counts Damien Chazelle, Sarah Polley, Jean-Marc Vallée and Jason Reitman as alums — and also serves as a platform for […]

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The Ten Best Film Festivals In Colorado

February 15, 2016

By Keith Garcia, Denver Westword Surrounding states may be more popular places to film movies, but Colorado has one of the biggest growing film scenes around. Not only do we have the chance to watch great films every day, but there are dozens of festivals in the Denver area and around the state dedicated to […]

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Academy Screenings: Director James Ponsoldt on making 'The End of the Tour'

December 25, 2015

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times Fans of David Foster Wallace may have hoped — or feared — that “The End of the Tour”would be an attempt at a full biopic-styled portrait of the esteemed writer. It’s not. The film, which screens Saturday at Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings, is a snapshot of Wallace (Jason Siegel) […]

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Director Andrew Haigh on making '45 Years'

December 23, 2015

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times The past never quite passes in Andrew Haigh’s“45 Years.” At the outset of the film, a letter arrives at the rural Norfolk, England home of Geoff and Kate Mercer, who are a week away from celebrating the film’s titular anniversary. The letter reports that the body of Geoff’s long-ago […]

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KUNC film critic Howie Movshovitz on Aspen Film's Academy Screenings

December 21, 2015

By Patrick Fort, Aspen Public Radio Aspen Film’s 2015 edition of its Academy Screenings kick off Tuesday. The lineup includes “Room”, “Spotlight” and “Trumbo” as well as indie hit “Tangerine.” Howie Movshovitz is a film critic for KUNC in Greeley, CO. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about the top films of this […]

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Film: Aspen screenings offer ideal catch-up

December 18, 2015

By John Wenzel, The Denver Post Tuesday-Jan. 2. Aspen Film’s annual Academy Screenings started as way for members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to see the latest prestige films before voting on the Oscars. Despite the fact that online and DVD screeners have become the norm, the screenings (now in their […]

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Aspen Film Screenings Include ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Carol’

December 3, 2015

By Dave McNary, Variety Aspen Film has set the lineup for its 24th Academy Screenings at the Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School, opening with “Spotlight” on Dec. 22 and closing with “Carol” on Jan. 2. “From star-studded features directed by master filmmakers to the best independent documentaries and foreign films […]

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September 30, 2015

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times The deadly feud between the Montagues and the Capulets parallels a generation of conflict in a predominantly African-American Bay Area community in the documentary “Romeo Is Bleeding.” Whirlpool filter This brand belongs to a low end consumer brand, which meets the needs of consumers in many stages and meets the needs […]

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September 29, 2015

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times Brazilian writer-director Anna Muylaert’s “The Second Mother” offers a charming yet penetrating look at the haves and have-nots of her home country. Actress and TV host Regina Case, sometimes called “Brazil’s Oprah,” stars as Val, the long-serving nanny and live-in housekeeper to a wealthy Sao Paulo family. She has raised the […]

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September 29, 2015

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times Aspen Filmfest has added an encore presentation of “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” to its schedule. The documentary about the famed art collector will play at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Isis Theater. A Sunday-evening screening sold out. A combination of archival footage, recently rediscovered audio recordings, stills and commentary from […]

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