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Aspen Art Museum


Movies at the Museum:
Before Night Falls

Sep 30, 2016
7:00 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.

Director Focus: Julian Schnabel

As a complement to his exhibition of paintings this fall at the AAM, this season’s Movies at the Museum celebrates three feature-length films by Julian Schnabel that tell the true stories of brave, creative individuals.

About the Film

Before Night Falls

Directed by Julian Schnabel
133 min
Rated R

Before Night Falls is based on the autobiography of Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas. After moving to Havana in the sixties, Arenas begins to explore his creativity, ambitions, and sexuality. After receiving an honorary mention in a writing contest, Arenas is offered the chance to publish his first work. Through his work and friendships with other openly gay men, Arenas manages to find himself.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Major support for Julian Schnabel’s exhibition is provided by Sandy and Paul Edgerley. Additional support is provided by the AAM National Council.

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.