The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
The Aspen Art Museum’s new moving image program series, Sunday Cinema, presents various formats of film and video on the last Sunday of every month accompanied by a special menu at SO, the museum café.
About the film
Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.
This screening is held in conjunction with The Future Yesterday, on view in Gallery 4 from November 26–December 3, 2014.
Films are presented free of charge. A special dinner menu is available at 6:00 p.m. before the start of the film: $35 per adult / $20 per child.
Wild Arugula with Roasted Beets, Hazelnut, & Sherry Vinaigrette
Wagyu Beef Meatloaf, Smokey Bacon, & Homemade Ketchup Glaze, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Braised Fall Greens & Glazed Local Carrots
Vegetable “Shepherd’s Pie” & Glazed Local Carrots
Lemon Icebox Pie, Blackberry Compote, & Freshly Whipped Cream
Kid’s “Antipasto” – Veggies & Ranch Dip, Local Apples, Cheese & Crackers
Wagyu Beef Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, & Glazed Carrots
Lemon Icebox Pie with Freshly Whipped Cream
Pre-registration and RSVP required for dinner. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for Sunday Cinema is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund. AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.