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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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

 

$15 for Aspen Film and AMFS National Council members*, $20 GA

 

* Aspen Film members must visit the Isis Theatre box office to receive the discount

 

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.

 

FREE

 

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.

Aspen Film and and Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre Present:

BEING FRANK (2019)

COMEDY/FAMILY |  1 Hr 50 Min

Monday, August 26th

7:15 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

$12 for Adults, $8.50 Seniors

 

 

 

Director: Miranda Bailey

 

 

Seventeen-year-old Philip (Logan Miller) longs to leave his small town for music school in The Big Apple. His dreams are dashed when his overbearing father, Frank, played by Jim Gaffigan, forbids it. In retaliation to his father’s dictatorial parenting, he sneaks away in search of a wild spring break. However, when he crosses state lines, he instead finds a charming lake community where he spots his father with another woman. Turns out, Frank lives in this town and has an entire other family. With this bizarre revelation Philip realizes he can either blow the whistle on his father’s deceit or take advantage of the surreal situation. With a well-balanced mix of comedy and drama, BEING FRANK offers an ensemble cast, led by the terrific Jim Gaffigan and Logan Miller, a chance to turn the heartbreaking into the hysterical.

 

Film will be followed by a Q&A with director Miranda Bailey.

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

 

FREE

 

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.