Wheeler reels in Septembers moviesThe Wheeler Film Series will present five films in September.The month opens with Chris Paine’s documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” The film, narrated by Martin Sheen, shows Saturday through Monday, Sept. 9-11.”Mountain Patrol: Kekexili,” by Chinese director Lu Chuan, is scheduled Sept. 12-13. The epic narrative, set in Tibet, is based on the decline of the Tibetan antelope population and the efforts to save it. “Peaceful Warrior,” featuring Nick Nolte and based on Dan Millman’s best-selling memoir about competitive gymnastics, “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” shows Sept. 14-15.”Clerks II,” Kevin Smith’s revisit to the mini-mart workers who first appeared in the 1994 breakthrough comedy “Clerks,” will be screened Sept. 16-18. The month concludes Sept. 25 with “Water,” a provocative drama about child brides, set in the colonial India of 1938.All Wheeler Films begin at 7:30 p.m.Art Museum, Skico say Action! (Sports!) (Art!)The Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Skiing Company are collaborating to present ActionSportsArt, a juried exhibition to be held in conjunction with the fourth annual NEPSA Video and Art Awards. The event is set for Oct. 5 at the Wheeler Opera House, and kicks off The Meeting, the Skico’s presentation of action sports films.The Aspen Art Museum is calling for entries for the exhibition. The museum is seeking proposals for a new artwork that responds visually and thematically to the action-sports culture and all things extreme. The winner of the People’s Choice Award, to be voted by the NEPSA Awards audience, will receive a $1,500 cash prize. Works in all media will be considered; entries should include a written description and can be accompanied by sketches or other supporting visual materials.Proposals must be received by 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8. Proposals may be hand-delivered or mailed to NEPSA Awards Proposal, Aspen Art Museum, 590 N. Mill St., Aspen, CO 81611.For further information, contact Nicole Kinsler at 925-8050, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.Defiance company is looking for playersThe Glenwood Springs-based Defiance Community Players is holding a second round of auditions for its fall musical production of “Sweet Charity.” Auditions are set for Sunday, Sept. 10; a first round of auditions was held in August.The part of Charity Hope Valentine has been cast. All other parts are open; the company is looking for actors, singers and dancers age 13 and up. “Sweet Charity,” Neil Simon’s musical about a romance between a young man and a good-natured prostitute, will be presented Nov. 10-12 and 16-18 at Glenwood Springs High School. The musical features the songs “If They Could See Me Now” and “Big Spender.”Defiance’s production will be directed by Mark Michaels, with vocal and music direction by Suzie Meredith-Orr.Auditions are Sept. 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the band room of Glenwood Springs High. Those auditioning should bring sheet music; a pianist will be available. A separate audition for dancers only will follow, from 3-5 p.m.Anyone interested in participating in set building, painting, stage crew or music can also sign up at auditions.For further information, call Jacquie Meitler at 945-2174.
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