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Thanks for the memories

Dear Editor:From Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, Aspen Film proudly presented Filmfest 2010. Putting on an event of this magnitude was only possible with the generosity of the individuals and businesses that made this edition of Filmfest such a proud celebration of Aspen Film’s 31 years. We’d like to give special thanks to the city of Aspen, The Aspen Times, Two Old Hippies, Stella Artois, Hotel Jerome, Sky Hotel, Aspen Public Radio, Aspen Magazine, LOLA Home Designs, Aspen Alps, Hotel Aspen, Molly Gibson Lodge, North of Nell, Aspen Daily News, KSNO/KUUR, KSPN, Plum TV, The Sopris Sun, Domino’s, Jimmy’s – An American Bar & Restaurant, Roadside Gallery, Rustique Bistro, Third Street Caf at the Third Street Center, Victoria’s Espresso & Wine Bar, Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Aspen Reprographics, ATM Leasing, Bethel Party Rentals, Colorado Audio Visual, HD Cinema, ithree Graphic Design, and The Travel Agents.We’d also like to recognize the generous underwriters of our Film Educates programs – Steve and Lee Rittvo and the Robins Foundation. Our deep appreciation goes to the brick and mortar of the festival – the amazing staff at the Wheeler Opera House and our wonderful volunteer team, all of whom make the festival run so smoothly. And with sincere gratitude for their year-round support, we thank Aspen Film’s Reel People members. Over the course of the festival, Aspen Filmfest lit up the screen with award-winning new narrative and documentary features, as well as previews of eagerly anticipated new films and special events. From John Lennon and George VI to Aron Ralston, this year’s eclectic selection of films and guests celebrated the richly characterized stories of incredible people from around the globe and across time. From the stoops of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood to the remote steppes of Tibet, the 32nd edition of Filmfest traveled the world and delivered laughter, intrigue, adventure, and surprise at every turn. And, finally, a huge thank-you to the Roaring Fork Valley community for another memorable Aspen Filmfest – for filling the theaters, for supporting our local business partners, for becoming Reel People members, and for sharing our passion for film.We’ll see you at Academy Screenings (Dec. 20, 2010 – Jan. 1, 2011) this holiday season!Laura Thielen and Natalie McMenemyAspen Film artistic director and Aspen Film managing director

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