SUMMER OF CINEMA

Aspen Film’s community collaborations allow us to offer a broad range of films throughout the Roaring Fork Valley year-round, many of which would not otherwise appear on local screens.

 

In addition to continuing our ongoing series collaborations Movies at the Museum (M@M) with the Aspen Art Museum, our monthly Indie Showcase at Metropolitan Theatres, and our second Summer collaboration with Aspen Music Festival & School, we are proud to announce the Summer series Movies Under the Stars with The Collective at Snowmass Base Village (SBV), and a return partnership with the Aspen Institute and the Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series. These highly curated programs help foster awareness for and dialogue around humanity through cinema.

 

M@M and Movies Under the Stars are all complimentary programs, open to the public.

 

We are pleased to offer complimentary admission to all Indie Showcase screenings to current Aspen Film members as just one of the many perks you’ll receive when supporting our non-profit organization. Click here to join or renew your Aspen Film membership.

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Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SUMMER MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: LITERARY CLASSICS, ADAPTED MODERN

ROMEO + JULIET (1996)

DRAMA, ROMANCE |  2 Hr

Friday, July 26th

8:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Baz Luhrmann

 

One of William Shakespeare’s most adapted plays, Romeo and Juliet receives an ultramodern treatment in this nineties classic, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Set in the futuristic urban backdrop of “Verona Beach,” Romeo meets Juliet while crashing a costume party, and the two then grapple with their feuding families in order for their love—and their lives—to survive.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

THE GREAT OUTDOORS (1988)

COMEDY |  1 Hr 30 Min

Saturday, July 27th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Director: Howard Deutch

A 1988 American comedy film that follows two families spending a hilariously good, or bad, time on vacation in Wisconsin. The film stars Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, and Annette Bening.

Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Institute Arts Program in association with Aspen Music Festival and School

THE CELLIST:  THE LEGACY OF GREGOR PIATIGORSKY

DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC |  1 Hr 44 Min

Sunday, July 28th

7:00 PM

Paepcke Auditorium | 1000 N 3rd St.

 

Director: Murray Grigor

Surviving pogroms and supporting his family at eight by playing for silent movies, Gregor Piatigorsky became principal cellist of the Bolshoi at 15 and met Lenin; escaping the Soviet Union made him an action hero, fleeing Europe in 1939 eventually made him an American. THE CELLIST tells the story of the virtuoso cellist and raconteur; reveling in his musicianship, wit and humanity and includes interviews with Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, and Michael Tilson Thomas as well as tales from the virtuosic cellists and musicians he taught.

Producer Hamid Shams will be featured in a post-screening discussion along with Aspen Music School faculty member and Houston Symphony Principal Cellist, Brinton Smith who will also perform.  

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

MUSICAL |  1 Hr 30 Min

Monday, July 29th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

 

Director: Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respetcive friends build toward tragedy. The soaring score, written by Leonard Bernstein, will also be performed as an orchestral suite by the Aspen Chamber Symphony on July 26 at the Benedict Music Tent.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

ROMANTIC COMEDY |  1 Hr 38 Min

Saturday, August 3rd

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Director: Rob Reiner

A 1987 American romantic comedy fantastic adventure film, which tells the tale of the beautiful Buttercup and her true love Westley who become seoarated through the course of unfortunate events involving pirates and villains. The film stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant and Christopher Guest.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

OKLAHOMA! (1955)

MUSICAL |  2 Hr 25 Min

Monday, August 5th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Fred Zinnemann

In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

MONTHLY INDIE SHOWCASE

Presented by Aspen Film and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre

FRAMING: JOHN DELOREAN (2019)

DOCUMENTARY |  1 Hr 49 Min

Wednesday, August 7th

7:30 PM

Pricing: Complimentary for Aspen Film members, $10.75 general admission, $8 seniors

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce

WATCH TRAILER

 

Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

Midnight Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

COMEDY |  1 Hr 30 Min

Saturday, August 10th

11:59 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Stephen Herek

 

Released thirty years ago, this cult classic follows two seemingly dumb teens as they set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine. Together, the hilariously dynamic duo must depend on each other and a magical telephone booth to make something truly excellent happen.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)

MUSICAL |  1 Hr 43 Min

Monday, August 12th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Aspen Film Presents:

 

GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP AT THE MOVIES

 

PROGRAM |  2 Hr 38 Min

Wednesday, August 14th

7:00 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

$20 for Aspen Film members, $25 GA

 

Director: Len Dell’Amico

 

Celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies – the first to go global – when the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium comes to movie theaters worldwide.

Aspen Film + Aspen Music Festival and School Presents:

“BEING AMERICAN” AMERICANA SCREENINGS

NASHVILLE (1975)

POLITICAL DRAMA |  2 Hr 40 Min

Monday, August 19th

7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

Director: Robert Altman

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

Movies at the Museum

Presented by Aspen Film and Aspen Art Museum

SUMMER MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: LITERARY CLASSICS, ADAPTED MODERN

NATIVE SON (2019)

DRAMA |  1 Hr 44 Min

Wednesday, August 21st

8:00 PM

Aspen Art Museum | 637 E. Hyman Ave.

 

Director: Rashid Johnson

 

In his feature film debut, Rashid Johnson finds a transcendent new life for Richard Wright’s pivotal novel, Native Son. Bigger “Big” Thomas is portrayed by Ashton Sanders as an outsider, an Afro-punk young man struggling to find his place in society. When he finds a job as a chauffeur for a wealthy family, it sets in motion a devastating chain of events. What follows is a heartbreaking and still-relevant revival Wright’s original story.

Movies Under The Stars

Presented by Aspen Film and The Collective Snowmass

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (2004)

INDIE FILM/COMEDY |  1 Hr 36 Min

Tuesday, August 27th

8:00 PM

The Collective Snowmass |49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

Director: Jared Hess

 

In small-town Preston, Idaho, awkward teen Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) has trouble fitting in. After his grandmother is injured in an accident, his life is made even worse when his strangely nostalgic uncle, Rico (Jon Gries), shows up to keep an eye on him. With no safe haven at home or at school, Napoleon befriends the new kid, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), a morose Hispanic boy who speaks little English. Together the two launch a campaign to run for class president.