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On Tuesday at 6, Alice McDermott kicks off the Winter Words series, hosted by Aspen Words at Paepcke Auditorium.

Wednesday the Aspen Chapel Gallery’s latest exhibition opens. “7 X 7” will feature student artists from the Roaring Fork Valley’s seven high schools. The opening reception starts at 5.

 

Still from "Wind River"

 The 26th annual Academy Screenings are underway in Aspen. Among the award season contenders featured as part of Aspen Film’s series are films whose actors and producers have recently been accused of workplace sexual harassment. Aspen audiences and the nonprofit shared perspectives on how the industry is handling accusations in light of the upcoming Academy and Golden Globe awards.

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.

Welcome to a Week in the Arts, from Aspen Public Radio. Here's what's on tap:

Tuesday in Snowmass Village, Anderson Ranch Arts Center will screen the award-winning ski documentary film Steep at 7:30 p.m. in the Schermer Meeting Hall.

 

Wednesday, the Aspen Chapel Gallery will celebrate it’s 200th exhibition “Small Wonders” with an artists reception starting at 5 p.m.

 

Film: Lady Bird

Aspen Filmfest starts Tuesday. It's bringing 20 feature films and documentaries to big screens in Aspen and Carbondale through Sunday. 

 

Welcome to the beginning of the first week of snow in the Roaring Fork Valley!
 

The 39th annual Aspen Filmfest kicks off Tuesday at The Wheeler Opera House, with screenings and panel discussions also occurring at the ISIS Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale through Sunday. For the complete schedule, visit aspenfilm.org.

 

This week's episode of Curated marks the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest. We’ll hear from an independent filmmaker trying to reach Congress through film and dance. We’ll also talk to Aspen Film’s director of programming for this week’s Aspen Filmfest. And we’ll hear from Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film’s new executive director.

Courtesy of Aspen Film

Jane Schoettle first came to Aspen in 2016 for the Academy Screenings. She is an international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and served as the director of programming for the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest, which starts Tuesday. Arts reporter Claire Woodcock spoke with her about her role as curator in a digital world.

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Aspen Film has named Susan Wrubel its new permanent executive director.

Aspen Shortsfest: The 'great cultural exchange'

Apr 9, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Last week, dozens of filmmakers from across the globe were in town for the 26th annual Aspen Shortsfest.

Shortsfest kicks off 26th year of short film

Apr 3, 2017

Aspen Film’s 26th annual Shortsfest kicks off on Tuesday. The 6-day festival offers drama, comedy, animation and documentary films that are all 40 minutes or less.

New David Hockney documentary to be shown in Aspen

Mar 22, 2017

Tonight at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen Film and Galerie Maximillian present a screening of the new documentary “Hockney.”

Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings are in their 25th year. The series was originally a way for local members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to experience nominated films on the big screen before casting their vote.

Mountain Edition- Sept. 23

Sep 23, 2016

 On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy present a compilation of the week’s news.

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Joe Seo is an Asian-American actor whose latest role in “Spa Night”, as David —  a gay man growing up in a conservative, Korean household — has won him multiple awards. It’s his big break in the North American film market after years of working in Asia. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about his experience before the film is screened this week as part of AspenFilm’s Filmfest.

  JT LeRoy penned two bestselling novels before it was discovered that he didn’t exist. LeRoy was a pen name used by Laura Albert - that became a little too real. Albert’s relative even went out in public as LeRoy. Jeff Feuerzeig heard about the story and decided to make a film about it. “Author: The JT LeRoy Story”, documents the creation and eventual breakdown of the JT LeRoy personality.

  

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Art non-profits up and down the valley are currently campaigning for votes from community members as they compete for a  $7,000 grant from First Western Trust.

In addition to high-profile speakers, the artistic components of the Aspen Institute has upped its game.

Curated - April 11th

Apr 11, 2016

On Today's episode of Curated, we speak with  author Dan Dunn about his latest book, "American Wino". We go inside an upcoming piece of art development in the Valley. We hear what it takes to be a good film critic, and we talk with author James Hannaham.

Courtesy, Lisa Kennedy.

David Ansen and Lisa Kennedy are two of the jurors at Aspen Film’s ShortsFest this year. They are veteran critics who will be helping to decide the winners of this year’s festival. Winners become eligible for the Academy Awards.

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