‘Monday Docs’ ready to roll in Aspen
Ryan Summerlin January 2, 2013
ASPEN – The Wheeler Opera House has announced its “Monday Docs” series, produced in partnership with Mountainfilm in Telluride and Aspen Film. The nine-part documentary film series will take place from Jan. 28 to March 25.
The schedule is as follows:
• Jan. 28 – “Ethel” is a documentary about the wife of Robert F. Kennedy and was a hit at the 2012 Mountain Summit.
• Feb. 4 – “The Central Park Five,” by Sarah and Ken Burns, focuses on the 1989 criminal charges that followed the brutal beating of a female jogger.
• Feb. 11 – “Terra Blight” puts into context how much electronic stuff mankind throws away.
• Feb. 18 – “Fambul Tok” is a documentary about Sierra Leone that manages to depict both the absolute best and worst of human nature.
• Feb. 25 – “Rising From Ashes” is set in postgenocide Rwanda, where a group of cyclists led by cycling pro Jock Boyer imports bikes with the hopes of resurrecting the sport.
• March 4 – “Decoding Deepak” shows filmmaker and journalist Gotham Chopra embarking on a year-long road trip to better understand his legendary father, Deepak.
• March 11 – “Critical Mass” tackles the subject of human overpopulation.
• March 18 – “Chasing Ice” captures filmmaker Jeff Orlowski and photographer James Balog as they study the disappearance of glaciers around the world.
• March 25 – “G-Dog” is about inner-city priest Greg Boyle, and directed by Frieda Mock.
Tickets are $10 for all screenings and are on sale now through the Wheeler’s Aspen Show Tickets box office (970-920-5770 locally, 866-449-0464 out of area or online at www.aspenshowtix.com). All screenings take place at 7:30 p.m. and are general-admission. Details on all films are available at www.wheeleroperahouse.com.