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Aspen Film Co-Directors announce they're stepping down


The non profit Aspen Film announced Wednesday its co-directors are leaving. After 20 years at the helm, married couple Laura Thielen and George Eldred are stepping down. 

Thielen and Eldred have been part of Aspen Film for more than half of the non-profit’s existence. It formed in 1979 to educate and entertain through film. Each season it holds major movie events. Thielen says she and Eldred have worked hard to bring Aspen Film to where it is today: financially healthy and well-regarded.

"It’s been a great ride. It’s been amazing to share so many films, so many filmmakers and introduce programs that have enriched Aspen Film and enriched the experience for audiences."

The couple says they will stay in the Roaring Fork Valley, working on other projects. They will serve as co-directors until the end of June and the search to find their replacements begins immediately. 

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