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Movies at the Museum

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

Movies at the Museum is presented in collaboration with Aspen Film free of charge on the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden.

This summer, enjoy open-air cinema in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden through the film program The Loop, presented by the AAM and Aspen Film. Inspired by Jay DeFeo’s exhibition The Ripple Effect, which examines an icon and her lasting impact on artists today, these films playfully capture the complexities of references and homages. Genres range from fantasy, drama, and musical to documentaries, with stories that take us forward by looping back.

Wednesday, June 20, 8 PM
I’m Not There (2007)
Directed by Todd Haynes
Rated R; 135 min
Six actors embody different aspects of Bob Dylan’s life and work, offering insight into the complex musician. The nontraditional narrative reveals that there is no one single iteration of the artist.

Wednesday, July 11, 8 PM
The End of the Tour (2015)
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Rated R; 106 min
Writing about your hero is not always easy. In this poignant, dramatic recounting of a five-day interview of acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace by fan/Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, the profile becomes an unexpected, highly personal eulogy.

Wednesday, July 25, 8 PM
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Rated PG; 92 min
On his way to school, Bastian ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies and finds a book called The NeverEnding Story. As the fantastical story unfolds, Bastian reads a description of himself in the book and realizes he must enter it in order to save the magic kingdom of Fantasia.

Thursday, August 9, 8 PM
Faces Places (2017)
Directed by JR & Agnès Varda
Rated PG; 89 min
Agnès Varda, a leading figure of French New Wave cinema, and JR, a photographer and muralist, have two things in common: a passion for connecting with people and places. After meeting in 2015, they undertook a journey that began in nostalgia and ended in a new friendship.

Thursday, August 22, 8 PM
The Departure (2017)
Directed by Lana Wilson
Not Rated; 97 min
Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. This deeply empathetic documentary traces human negotiations of the cycles of life and death.

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.