Aspen Film has released its program for the 26th annual Academy Screenings, bringing with it some of the most anticipated films of the year to town later this month.
The lineup will include 29 feature films. Program director Jane Schoettle has again selected a series of narrative, documentary and foreign films anticipated to win awards this academy season.
Academy Screenings start Dec. 19 with the figure skating biopic "I, Tonya." Audiences will have another chance to see narrative films like "Lady Bird" and "The Florida Project," which were showcased at Aspen Filmfest this fall.
Documentaries like "City of Ghosts," "Icarus" and "Kedi," as well as foreign films like "First They Killed My Father" and "Thelma" will add context to global issues and inform audiences on the cultural exchange of cinema.
Screenings will take place at The Wheeler Opera House and the Aspen Institute’s Paepcke Auditorium.