Sneak Peek: Academy Screenings in Aspen Starts with “Mandela”


The countdown is on to Hollywood’s biggest night, and to quench silver screen thirsts, Aspen Film will show 10 days of Academy Screenings starting Dec. 23. The films start on Monday with two shows–one being “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” which is sure to greet a sell-out crowd–and closing Jan. 2 with “Before Midnight.” All of the films are contenders in the Oscar hunt.

Movies in the running for Best Picture to be shown in Aspen include “12 Years a Slave”and “Nebraska.” “Fruitvale Station,” which took home Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, will also screen. More than 15 additional films will show at the Wheeler Opera House, Aspen’s historic venue which recently underwent a balcony renovation.

“Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings offers a unique opportunity for people to see a concentration of films both in release and previews of the most anticipated films of the year in a festival atmosphere,” says Aspen Film Co-Director, Laura Thielen. “From festival award-winners to star-studded performances as well as the latest from esteemed directors to the overwhelming number of true stories, there is something for everyone. Aspen is one of few places in the country where one can access such a wide array of films actively campaigning for Oscar nomination.”

For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit Aspen Film.