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Aspen Film sets Academy Screenings dates, two films announced

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The 23rd annual Academy Screenings, presented by Aspen Film, will be held at the Wheeler Opera House Dec. 23 – Jan 2, the nonprofit announced Thursday morning.

Aspen Film also announced two films that will be included in the line-up: the Tommy Lee Jones-directed Western "The Homesman," staring Jones, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank; and the crime drama "A Most Violent Year," a new film written and directed by J.C. Chandor ("Margin Call," "All Is Lost").

This long-standing Aspen holiday tradition brings together film industry professionals, visitors and locals to see some of the season's most talked-about films. Since 2010, the Academy Screenings have included the year's Best Picture winner.

The official Aspen Film Academy Screenings program will be announced Nov. 28. Aspen Film member pre-sales begin Dec. 5, and tickets for the general public will go on sale Dec. 10 through the Wheeler Opera House at http://www.aspenshowtix.com. Voting members of AMPAS, BAFTA and associated guilds should contact Aspen Film directly: rsvp@aspenfilm.org or 970-306-0662.

"From marquee features to important documentaries, this big-screen celebration spotlights films actively campaigning for Oscar nomination," Aspen Film co-director Laura Thielen said in a press release. "Whether you're a film industry professional in Aspen for the holidays or simply someone who loves movies, the festival is a unique opportunity to see a terrific selection of movies as they should be experienced — in a gorgeous landmark venue with state-of-the-art presentation and an enthusiastic audience."

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