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The Wheeler Film Series will present seven movies at the Wheeler Opera House in November.The calendar opens Monday through Thursday, Nov. 3-6, with the Czech film I Served the King of England. The dark comedy is centered around an ambitious Czech man reflecting on his past after being released from jail. The Pool, directed by American Chris Smith and set in India, will be screened Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8. The comic drama tells of an Indian hotel worker fascinated by a swimming pool at a house in Goa, and the people who live there.The documentary The Order of Myths, Margaret Browns study of segregation and traditions at the Mobile, Ala., Mardi Gras celebration, is scheduled for Sunday and Monday, Nov. 9-10. The film was a nominee for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Stranded: I Have Come From a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains, a documentary about the survivors of a 1972 plane crash in the Andes Mountains, will show Nov. 11-13. The film showed in September at Aspen Filmfest.Azazel Jacobs Mommas Man, a drama about a married man on an extended visit with his parents, shows Nov. 15-17. Mafioso, the 1962 Italian crime comedy about a man who turns to organized crime on a visit to Sicily, will be screened from a new print, Nov. 18 and 20. Director Barry Levinsons comedic drama What Just Happened? starring Robert De Niro as a Hollywood producer struggling to get a film made, is set for Nov. 22-24.A Secret, a French film that takes a multi-dimensional look at a Jewish family in the wake of Nazi occupation, will be shown Nov. 25-26. Swing Time, the 1936 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical, is scheduled for Nov. 29. The film, featuring the Oscar-winning song The Way You Look Tonight, will be introduced by Aspen film historian Bob Kleinman, and will be followed by a Q&A session.The calendar concludes Nov. 30-Dec. 1 with City Lights, Charlie Chaplins 1931 classic romantic comedy, screened from a new print.All films are at 7:30 p.m. Films scheduled for Saturday and Sunday will have an additional 4:30 p.m. matinee.

The Red Brick Center for the Arts is inviting Colorado artisans to participate in the Holiday Bazaar. The three-day shopping spree will feature holiday-themed gifts for sale.The Holiday Bazaar is set for Dec. 4-6, from noon-6 p.m. each day, at the Red Brick Center for the Arts. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 14. There is no charge for the rental space, but there is a 20 percent commission on all sales. A $50 deposit of spaces is required, but will be put toward the commission payment.To sign up or for further information, call 429-2777, or e-mail info@aspenart.org.


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