The 39th annual Aspen Filmfest program includes award season titles

Oct 2, 2017

The 2017 film "Lady Bird," Greta Gerwig's directorial debut is one of the films to be screened this week at the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest.
Credit Film: Lady Bird

Aspen Filmfest starts Tuesday. It's bringing 20 feature films and documentaries to big screens in Aspen and Carbondale through Sunday. 

This year’s lineup includes some of the award season’s most anticipated titles, including The Florida Project, The Upside and Lady Bird. The festival also touts the North American premiere of the film All The Wild Horses and two panel discussions, curated by a leading programmer of the Toronto International Film Festival.

“We would like to, sort of, play up the industry presence within the town," said Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film's executive director. In her new role, she said she would like to see Aspen become a destination for film exploration.

The festival’s opening reception starts at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wheeler Opera House’s lobby, following the opening film Zuzana: Music is Life. Go to aspenfilm.org for the complete schedule.