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Aspen Art Museum


Movies at the Museum:
American Graffiti

Jul 3, 2015
8:00 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

Aspen Art Museum’s moving image initiative places film and video, arguably the most dominant art form of the last fifty years, in direct dialogue with contemporary art practices on view.

About the Summer Series: Coming of Age

How do we develop through motion pictures? This summer, the AAM’s Movies at the Museum program explores the coming-of-age genre, highlighting films set across the United States that capture personal and social evolutions. Featuring movies from the past fifty years, the series takes viewers into the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults—exploring personal discoveries, friendships, and hardships that define the experience of growing up.

About the film

American Graffiti

Directed by George Lucas
110 min
Rated PG

Following four teenagers on their last summer night before college, American Graffiti is a nostalgic study of the cruising and rock and roll cultures of the 1960s. Told through a series of vignettes, this early George Lucas film captures the defining moments of not only a nation, but also fleeting adolescence.

Films are presented free of charge on Level 3 at 8 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO, from 7 p.m.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund and Dancing Bear Aspen.