Academy Screenings 2016
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Sunday, January 1, 2017 | 8:15 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman, Aspen, CO 81611


Driven by another stellar performance from the Oscar®-nominated actor Michael Keaton (Birdman), and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), The Founder is the story of the iconic (albeit controversial) businessman who created the McDonald’s empire. Written by Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler), the film follows Kroc as he discovers the innovative food operation run by the McDonald brothers and dedicates himself to turning it into a billion-dollar food empire. (USA, 2016)


Director: John Lee Hancock
Screenwriter:  Robert D. Siegel
Cinematographer: John Schwartzman
With: Michael Keaton, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, Nick Offerman, Laura Dern, B.J. Novak


Run Time: 1 hr 55 min.