Timed to the valley's brilliant fall color, Aspen Film will present the 35th annual Aspen Filmfest, Sept. 26 through Oct. 1, screening films at Aspen's Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre as well as Carbondale's Crystal Theatre.

Aspen Film's flagship event, Filmfest will screen new releases, acclaimed documentaries and feature favorites from the international and US festival circuit. Audiences will have a chance to experience an eclectic range of comedies, dramas and topical documentaries, along with special film guests, who will be on hand to talk about their work. Fall launches the film industry's most important season, offering avid movie lovers access to some of the most buzzed about releases. Last year Filmfest audiences were among the first to see AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, MANDELA: LONG WALK HOME, and LIKE FATHER LIKE SON, among others.

Filmfest shines a special spotlight on Colorado talent as it honors Academy Award-winning Denver-based documentarian Daniel Junge, as well as presents Alan Hick's award-winning KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON (Radius/TWC), an inspiring portrait of friendship and music produced by Quincy Jones and Boulder-based Paula DuPre' Pesman.

The full Aspen Filmfest program will be announced online Labor Day, Sept 1. Aspen Film REEL PEOPLE member ticket pre-sales begin Sept. 5. Tickets to the general public go on sale Sept. 9. Tickets for all Aspen and Carbondale shows are available through the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970-920-5770 or www.aspenshowtix.com) for all shows; tickets for Carbondale shows are also available through Boomerang Coffee, located at Mountain View Plaza, 1150 Highway 133 in Carbondale.   

Aspen Filmfest is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor The Aspen Times, as well as the City of Aspen and the Embrey Family Foundation. Additional support comes from Aspen Public Radio, Aspen Peak Magazine, Theory, Aspen Out, the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, American National Bank, and BJ Adams/Melissa Temple. Les Dames d'Aspen and the Towns of Basalt and Carbondale provide additional funding for Aspen Filmfest's education programs.    

For more information, please visit www.aspenfilm.org.

About Aspen Film
Established in 1979, Aspen Film is one of Colorado's most active film arts organizations, presenting dynamic programs and featured guest artists throughout the year. Internationally recognized, Aspen Film organizes a major film event in every season, along with an extensive education program: Aspen Filmfest, Academy Screenings, Aspen Shortsfest and Film Educates. With a mission to enlighten, enrich, educate and entertain through film, Aspen Film stimulates thought, encourages dialogue and broadens understanding of our world and ourselves through the diverse spectrum of ideas presented by filmmakers worldwide. To learn more, visit www.aspenfilm.org