Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 5:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
A young family of three from the Big Apple adjust to suburban life in this sharp social commentary. It’s the summer before 6th grade for Clark, and he is the only biracial kid in the lily-white Washington town – a badge that earns him admiration and also some bizarre expectations of how he should act. Meanwhile, his urban intellectual parents are encountering their own struggles, both misunderstanding their new peers and being misunderstood in turn. Little Boxes touches on issues of race, class, and drama, but first and foremost it is a nuanced portrait of a family unit, complete with all of its squabbles, tenderness, and codependence. Starring Melanie Lynskey (HBO’s Togetherness) and Nelsan Ellis (HBO’s True Blood). Colorado Premiere. (USA, 2016)
Writer: Annie J. Howell
Director: Rob Meyer
Producers: Ken H. Keller, Caron Rudner, Jared Ian Goldman, Jordan Horowitz
Editor: Marc Vives
Principal Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence, Janeane Garofalo, Christine Taylor, Miranda McKeon
Run Time: 1 hr 29 min.
Community Partner: Buddy Program.
Special thanks to Margie and Bryan Weingarten.