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Charlie Kaufman’s latest added to Aspen Filmfest

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Aspen Film announced Friday the addition of Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's "Anomalisa" to the program for the 37th Aspen Filmfest.

Fresh off of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival's awards for best feature, best director and best screenplay, "Anomalisa" will screen at 10 a.m. Sunday at Paepcke Auditorium on the Aspen Institute campus.

"I'm overjoyed to bring Aspen audiences one of my favorite films on the festival circuit and certainly one of the most original films of the year," Aspen Film artistic director Maggie Mackay said in a statement. "Charlie Kaufman's trademark blend of existential angst and everyman humor is taken to new heights by his and Duke Johnson's delightfully refreshing animated approach."

Kaufman (celebrated screenwriter of "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") and Johnson venture into the world of stop-motion animation with this witty, often moving fable about a motivational speaker seeking to transcend his mundane existence. A multiple award-winning film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, "Anomalisa" is a delightful, unconventional cinematic adventure not to be missed.

Preceding the screening of "Anomalisa," Aspen Film will offer a complimentary brunch — mimosas included — from Aspen Filmfest Cafe caterer Green Cuisine Aspen. Aspen Film's "Breakfast at the Fest" begins at 9 a.m. in the lobby of Harris Hall on the Aspen Institute campus and is open to all ticket and pass holders of this special added screening.

All current Filmfest pass holders receive admission to "Anomalisa" at no additional charge. Aspen Film Reel People member tickets are $12 and general-admission tickets are $15 for "Anomalisa," available for purchase through the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (320 E. Hyman Ave., 970-920-5770, http://www.aspenshowtix.com).

If You Go …

What: ‘Anomalisa’ at Aspen Filmfest

When: Sunday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.

Where: Paepcke Auditorium

How much: $15 GA; $12 for Aspen Film members

Tickets: Wheeler Opera House box office; http://www.aspenfilm.org

More info: The screening will be preceded by a complimentary brunch catered by Green Cuisine Aspen.