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ASPEN ART MUSEUM & ASPEN FILM PARTNER FOR WINTER 2019 MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM SERIES: “ZOMBIE SURVIVAL MOVIE CLUB”

ASPEN ART MUSEUM & ASPEN FILM PARTNER FOR WINTER 2019 MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM SERIES:

“ZOMBIE SURVIVAL MOVIE CLUB”

 

Aspen community partners present thirteen classic and new releases exploring popular zombie movies every Wednesday,

December 26, 2018–March 20, 2019, in conjunction with current AAM group exhibition, Zombies: Pay Attention!

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ASPEN, COLORADO (December 21, 2018) — Beginning Wednesday, December 26, at 5:15 p.m., and continuing every Wednesday night for thirteen consecutive weeks, the Aspen Art Museum and community partner Aspen Film announce the co-presentation of the AAM’s winter 2019 Movies at the Museum film series, Zombie Survival Movie Club. This free program will feature zombie classics and recent releases alike, beginning with director Michael Curtiz’s 1936 film, The Walking Dead.

 

Throughout January, the series will pay special tribute to writer-director George A. Romero, the filmmaker commonly held as the creator of the modern zombie film genre. The tribute month culminates on January 30, with Rob Kuhns’s compelling 2013 documentary film about Romero, Birth of the Living Dead. Zombie Survival Movie Clubscreenings will be presented in AAM Gallery 4 among works in the museum’s current exhibition Zombies: Pay Attention! (December 21, 2018–May 5, 2019; AAM Galleries 4, 5, & 6). The series continues through March 20, 2019. A full listing of all films and their descriptions may be found here.

 

AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman relates: “Zombies: Pay Attention!, examines the notion of the ‘living dead’ or ‘undead,’ not only within contemporary culture, but also philosophically and psychically. Suspended in an ambiguous state—alive but not living—the figure of the zombie continues to be used by filmmakers, writers, and artists as a metaphor for fear, anxiety, and crisis, as well as a reminder to us all to do things differently before it is too late. I love that we can explore these serious concepts in such an entertaining, compelling way through both the exhibition and movie club, and AAM visitors who attend all thirteen films will receive a free copy of the New York Times bestseller The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead as a gift, so, as is often the case, paying attention has multiple rewards.”

 

About the Exhibition: Zombies: Pay Attention!

The AAM exhibition Zombies: Pay Attention! features a global constellation of twenty-eight artworks by twenty-four artists, including Huma Bhabha, Will Boone, Elizabeth Jaeger, Rashid Johnson, Bruce Nauman, Sigmar Polke, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Tracey Snelling, and Piotr Uklański, among others. Through these works, the exhibition reflects on the phenomenon of now ubiquitous representations of “living dead” entities in contemporary culture, as well as what it means to be truly “alive”—highlighting the potentially catastrophic fate of existing in a liminal space between sentient existence and the realm of the “undead.”

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The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. Our innovative and timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities, and community happenings actively engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture, and society.

 

Established in 1979, Aspen Film is one of Colorado's most active film arts organizations, presenting dynamic programs and featured guest artists throughout the year. Internationally recognized, Aspen Film organizes a major film event in every season, along with an extensive education program: Aspen Filmfest, Academy Screenings, Aspen Shortsfest, and Film Educates. With a mission to enlighten, enrich, educate, and entertain through film, Aspen Film stimulates thought, encourages dialogue and broadens understanding of our world and selves through the diverse spectrum of ideas presented by filmmakers worldwide. To learn more, visit aspenfilm.org

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CURRENTLY ON VIEW

Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS, June 29–December 20, 2018; Elmgreen & Dragset: It’s Never Too Late to Say Sorry, November 16, 2018–May 19, 2019; Lost Without Your Rhythm, November 16, 2018–February 24, 2019; Robert Montgomery: The City in Their Echo, December 21, 2018–May 19, 2019; Zombies: Pay Attention!, December 21, 2018–May 5, 2019.

 

UPCOMING (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Nina Katchadourian: Twitchers and Cheaters, January 11–May 19, 2019; Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is., January 11–June 16, 2019; Gabriel Rico, March 8–June 16, 2019.

 

AAM MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM

Closed Mondays

 

AAM ADMISSION IS FREE courtesy of Amy and John Phelan

Visit the AAM online: aspenartmuseum.org

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MEDIA CONTACTS

 

Lisa DeLosso

[email protected]

970.925.8050

 

Lea Tucker

[email protected]

303.641.4370

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4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 

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