5Point Brings Film and World-Class Athletes to Aspen

5Point Film’s annual spring festival is a multi-day screening of the artful, exciting and thought-provoking movies ranging anywhere from a couple of minutes to feature-length films. On Saturday, the Carbondale-based organization is bringing a taste of that event to Aspen. Dubbed 5Point Film Aspen, nine movies and a handful of speakers come to the Wheeler Opera House for an evening that’s aimed to inspire and educate the audience.

“We’re bringing up an evening of 5Point to give the Aspen audience a taste and feeling of what we’re doing,” says Julie Kennedy, 5 Point’s founder. “They may see how it’s a little different than a Banff festival on tour. We have our own personality, and we want the community to test-drive what we’ve got going.”

Along with jaw-dropping films come the athletes that make it happen. Alex Honnold, a big wall free solo climber who has broken several speed records, will discuss his new film “Honnold 3.0” and father-and-son team Michael and Hayden Kennedy will share their thoughts on risk and reward when mountaineering above 20,000 feet.

Burritos, Cheetos and New Belgium beer will be served at 6 p.m., and the film screenings run from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available here.

Hayden Kennedy on the Ogre