Coming Attractions

3 Film Events to Take in This Summer

Environmental motivators and outdoor movies highlight local screens this season.

By Andrew Travers May 24, 2017 Published in the Summer 2017 issue of Aspen Sojourner

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Three solution-oriented environmental documentaries are screening at the AREDay Summit’s Impact Film festival (June 23–24): Power, produced and directed by Michele Ohayon, looks at the geopolitical conundrums surrounding energy distribution on five continents and how to get electricity to the 1.2 billion people who don’t have it. Breath of Life, by Susan Kucera, examines why humans largely don’t take action to avert environmental catastrophe. The Hydrogen Age, narrated by the late Leonard Nimoy, takes a deep dive into a future powered by clean hydrogen energy. All screenings are free. 

The Roaring Fork Valley isn’t likely to get a drive-in movie theater any time soon. But last summer, Basalt came close with the launch of its festive, summer-long Outdoor Cinema Series in Lions Park, showing popular titles like The Princess Bride and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The series is back this summer, screening Singin’ in the Rain on June 10, Hook on July 15, and E.T. on August 19.

In another welcome cinematic throwback, the Aspen Art Museum’s five-part Movies at the Museum series this summer will open on June 30 with a presentation of Charlie Chaplin’s silent 1921 comedy, The Kid, with live musical accompaniment by guitarist Marc

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