Aspen Film http://aspenpublicradio.org en CrossCurrents - William H. Macy http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-william-h-macy <p>Actor and director William H. Macy has just released his directorial debut, "Rudderless". He and his wife, actress Felicity Huffman, will be speaking &amp; screening the film at Paepcke Auditorium on Saturday night as part of Aspen Film's summer season.</p><p>RUDDERLESS is a poignant musical drama about the power of a parent's love. Sam (Billy Crudup) is a former high-profile advertising executive whose life has been torn apart by the tragic death of his son. Off the grid, living on a docked sailboat, he drowns his pain in alcohol. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes and lyrics, his own child's musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he'd been absent from his son's life. Communing with his deceased son's dashed dreams, Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to play one at a local bar. When Quentin, a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo form a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and changes both of their lives.</p><p>A searing performance from Billy Crudup leads an exemplary cast that includes Anton Yelchin as Quentin, plus Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman. Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison's potent screenplay was the launching pad for Macy's auspicious debut as a feature film director.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 20934 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - William H. Macy APR Special: Aspen Film Screenwriters Panel http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/apr-special-aspen-film-screenwriters-panel <p>Writing for the Screen: How to Create Characters and Keep Your Friends</p><p>What's the creative core of every film and TV story? The script. Once again, in partnership with the Writers Guild Foundation, we're delighted to present an entertaining discussion with a talented group of award-winning writers whose collective experiences cover television and film, comedy and drama. How are story and series ideas created? How do writers find their characters and motivations? What are the unique aspects and challenges of writing for film or television? Join us for a spirited and illuminating conversation with an engaging set of screenwriters. Participants confirmed at press time: Peter Blake (Elementary, House M.D.), Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club), and David Pollock (M*A*S*H).<br /><br />Special thanks to Nancy Wall + Charles Wall<br /><br />More about Aspen Film at http://aspenfilm.org/</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:42:52 +0000 Rob St. Mary 17224 at http://aspenpublicradio.org APR Special: Aspen Film Screenwriters Panel CrossCurrents - Aspen Film ShortsFest http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-aspen-film-shortsfest <p>Laura Thielen and George Eldred of Aspen Film on this year's Shortsfest. The festival runs April 8-13 in Aspen and Carbondale.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/aspen-shortsfest">http://www.aspenfilm.org/index.php/events/aspen-shortsfest</a></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 16459 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Aspen Film ShortsFest CrossCurrents - Aspen for Haiti & Oscar Picks http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-aspen-haiti-oscar-picks <p>A group of kids are traveling to Haiti as part of the Haiti School Project, a non-profit started by Carbondale builder Tim Myers after the devastating earthquake. Also, Laura Thielen from Aspen Film with her picks for the Academy Awards.</p><p>More about Aspen for Haiti: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/aspenforhaiti">https://www.facebook.com/aspenforhaiti</a></p><p>More about Aspen Film: <a href="http://aspenfilm.org">aspenfilm.org</a></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 14507 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Aspen for Haiti & Oscar Picks CrossCurrents - AspenFilm Academy Screenings http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-aspenfilm-academy-screenings <p>It's that time of year, again - the run-up to the Oscars.</p><p>Laura Thielen and George Eldred, Co-Directors of AspenFilm, join us to talk about the Academy screenings.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 11743 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - AspenFilm Academy Screenings