Words and Pictures
Fri-Wed Aug 1-6, 7:30
(PG-13) 1 hr 50 min
Romantic comedy about an art instructor and an English teacher who form a rivalry that ends up
with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.
A prep-school English teacher sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual
abyss. He boldly issues a challenge to an art teacher, convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey
the emotion and nuance of the English language. He challenges her to create a painting that's as powerful
as his own written words, and the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict.
Finding Vivian Maier
Friday Aug 1, 5:30
Documentary. Not Rated. 85 min
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Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier
was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since
buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer
in the history books.
"Every time one of her photos flashes on the screen, the woman's genius is undeniable."- Tom Long, Detroit News.
"Narratively gripping, visually striking, and ultimately thought-provoking, Finding Vivian Maier shines an overdue spotlight on its subject's
long-hidden brilliance."- Critics Consensus
Sat-Tue Aug 2-5, 5pm
(R) 2 hr
Comedy about a gifted Los Angeles chef who quits his high-profile job and opens a food truck.
Chef Carl suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity
for its controlling owner. Left to figure out what's next, he finds himself in Miami where he launches a food truck. Taking to
the road, he goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen - and zest for life and love.
Cast includes Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, Oliver Platt, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale.
"Chef's charming cast and sharp,funny script add enough spice to make this feel-good comedy a flavorful treat."- Critics Consensus.
Beyond the Walls
A documentary by Gayle Embrey
Q & A to follow
Thursday Aug 7, 7:30
Throughout the world, people instinctively go to the walls, painting their stories to give voice to their life experiences. Beyond The Walls
brings to life the struggles and successes, through the creation of murals, in the West Bank, Northern Ireland, Liberia, El Salvador,
Argentina, Australia, and the United States.
Please join Director Gayle Embrey and aspenFILM for a free screening. The film runs 92 minutes and a Q&A with the director, moderated
by aspenFILM, will follow. Donations to aspenFILM the night of the screening will be gratefully accepted.