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
Directed by George Lucas
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.
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.