Donnybrook’s schedule for the 34th Aspen Filmfest!
The 34th Aspen Filmfest is currently running from October 2-7. Here’s the schedule:
Co-written by Lena Denham, and directed by Ry-Russo Young, “Nobody Walks” stars John Krasinsky (“The Office”), which deals with an artist who moves into a family’s pool house to work on a film project. The idea was originally conceived from a friendship between Young and Denham. “I met Lena at a party and we hit it off,” said Young. “We were really interested in working together.” They batted around a few ideas and from those sprang their screenplay. They submitted it to the Sundance Labs, then about a year later premiered it at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s currently making its fest rounds, and you can expect it to hit theaters later this fall.
Get tickets for “Nobody Walks” tonight at 8:15PM at the Wheeler Opera House
A few other films that caught our eye:
“Rising with Ashes”
A documentary narrated by Forest Whitaker about the extraordinary beginning of Team Rwanda. Former American cycling pro Jock Boyer helps the riders not only learn training techniques but also achieve basic measures of health, nourishment, and living conditions. This inspiring story of redemption, hope, and second chances celebrates much more than just the bike.
“The Snows of Kilimanjaro”
A documentary inspired by a Victor Hugo poem, this gentle tale explores the ethical and emotional adjustments of middle age, as a man tries to reconcile his sense of social justice with the rage he feels towards an assailant who robbed him.
Based on true events, this thriller chronicles the life-or-death covert operation that unfolded during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis – a plan so incredible it could only happen in the movies. Directed by Ben Affleck.
“A Late Quartet”
Yaron Zilberman’s debut fiction feature assembles a powerhouse cast – Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ivanir – for a dramatically charged tale set in the world of classical music.
This documentary examines Father Gregory Boyle and his organization, Homeboy industries, one of the largest gang intervention and rehab programs in the country. Academy Award Winner Freida Mock follows the story of the program, taking a fly-on-the-wall approach as it’s in the middle of laying off workers and struggling to rebuild in a weakened economy. “Our wall started tumbling down,” said Greg. “She was part of the landscape, the wallpaper. She happened upon a highly dramatic, emotional, heart wrenching and occasionally hilarious time.” Greg describes the organization he helped create as “a magical place, teeming with folks trying to grab a little bit of hope.”
You can learn more about G-Dog and Homeboy Industries at http://homeboyindustries.org