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Aspen Filmfest sets the dates

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Aspen Film has announced the dates Aspen Filmfest 2009, and a glimpse at a portion of the festival program.

The 31st annual Aspen Filmfest is set for Sept. 30-Oct. 4, with presentations at the Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre in Aspen, and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. The festival will include American feature films, foreign-language movies, documentaries and guest appearances.

Among the films to be screened are the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Precious,” director Lee Daniels’ story of a teenage girl in Harlem struggling against hardship; “An Education,” a U.K. drama set in the early ’60s about a college-bound woman whose plans are sidetracked by a sophisticated older man; and “More Than a Game,” a coming-of-age basketball documentary that features the young LeBron James.

The full Filmfest program will be announced Labor Day weekend, with tickets going on sale Sept. 21. For further information, go to aspenfilm.org.