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AspenFilm’s Filmfest series finished Sunday. Here are the winners of the audience awards:

Best Feature Film (TIE)

“My Blind Brother” and “11:55”

 

Best Documentary Film

“Mr. Gaga”

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The 38th year of Filmfest starts today at the Wheeler Opera House. Films will also be screened at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.

 

New to the festival this year are panels discussing everything from film about social change, to the history of physical celluloid film.

 

John Thew said programmer Rachel Chanoff did a great job of putting together this year’s festival.

 

The festival runs through Sunday.

AspenFilm Festival a success in Thew’s first year

Sep 30, 2015
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When John Thew took over as the executive director of AspenFilm last year, he still was waiting for full control as veterans George Eldred and Laura Thielen transitioned out and helped him through FilmFest.

 

Now, after putting the festival together himself for the first time, Thew says the opening night of the festival was a great experience for him.

 

“We thought maybe 50 people would show up for the reception because it was at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, and we had over 200 people show up.”

Film on Carbondale's James Surls Opens ShortsFest

Apr 6, 2015

This year’s annual Aspen Film’s Shorts Fest features several documentaries on Colorado artists. One called “The Journey” follows sculptor James Surls. Austin Lottimer is co-director of the film. He spoke recently to Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary.

Today on CrossCurrents, Laura Thielen from Aspen Film with a preview of this year's Academy Screenings.

From the Aspen Film website:

Spend your holidays with Aspen Film! Every winter we celebrate the movies everyone will be talking about this awards season. From starry features to fresh independent voices, this beloved mountain tradition has something for everyone. Where movie lovers and film industry professionals gather to see some of the best films of the year.

http://aspenfilm.org/

Mountain Edition - October 9th, 2014

Oct 9, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

This week county clerks in Colorado began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We catch up with the first couple to wed in Garfield County.

Residents of the Valley who operate lodging businesses say natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide would hurt their bottom line.

And, we hear from the two state house candidates working to earn votes in Pitkin County.

Finally, we catch up with filmmaker Jason Reitman whose new movie, “Men, Women and Children” screened in Aspen last week.

 

 

The Aspen Ideas Festival is an annual week long gathering that offers a variety of programs, tutorials, seminars, discussions and events that bring together vibrant intellectual exchange. You'll hear some of the live sessions from the Aspen Ideas Festival here on Aspen Public Radio.

 

The following is a tentative schedule of Aspen Public Radio's live broadcasts. It is subject to change.

 

Aspen Native Returns with "Beautiful" Film

Jun 5, 2014

After a series of festival screenings for her new film, Aspen native Naomi McDougall Jones has returned home to screen her new project “Imagine I’m Beautiful” to a hometown audience on Saturday at the Wheeler Opera House. Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary spoke to McDougall Jones about the film recently. She says she wanted to bring the film to Aspen at her earliest opportunity not only because she’s from here, but because the community helped to make the film possible. 

codeblackmovie.com

A documentary film featured in this year’s Aspen Filmfest uses a chaotic emergency room to highlight the country's overloaded health care system. Code Black follows a group of young, idealistic E.R. residents who work in what seasoned doctor’s call “C-Booth” at Los Angeles County hospital. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with Ryan McGarry, an E.R. doctor and the director of the film.