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Aspen Ideas Festival Schedule

Aspen Ideas Festival Schedule

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 The Aspen Ideas Festival is proud to present unique, inspiring, anddeeply thought-provoking and even downright hilarious flms eachnight o the Festival to guests and members o the public.
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June 27 8:00PM PaePcke auDitoriuM $20
The Interrupters
tells the moving and surprising story o three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who, with bravado, humility, and even humor, tryto protect their communities rom the violence they once employed. This unusually intimate journey captures a year in Chicago when it becamea national symbol or the violence in our cities—besieged by high-prole incidents like the brutal beating o high school student Derrion Albert,whose death was caught on videotape. The interrupters work or an innovative organization, CeaseFire, that believes the spread o violence mimicsthat o inectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: Go ater the most inected, and stop the inection at its source.From producer-director Steve James (
Hoop Dreams
) and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz (
There Are No Children Here
The Interrupters
 premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It has won numerous estival awards; it will be theatrically released this summer, and broadcast on PBS’s “FRONTLINE” in 2012.
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Mc Ma
pAGe One: i t n yok tm
June 28 8:00PM PaePcke auDitoriuM
Page One
chronicles the transormation o the media industry at its time o greatest turmoil. In the tradition o great fy-on-the-wall documentaries,the lm detly gains unprecedented access to
The New York Times
newsroom and the inner workings o the Media Desk. Writers like BrianStelter, Tim Arango, and the salty but brilliant David Carr, track print journalism’s metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vitaland solvent, while their editors and publishers grapple with up-to-the-minute issues like controversial new sources and the implications o anonline pay-wall. Meanwhile, rigorous journalism is thriving.
Page One
gives audiences an up-close look at the vibrant, cross-cubicle debates andcollaborations, tenacious jockeying or on-record quotes, and skillul page-one pitching that brings the most venerable newspaper in America toruition each and every day.From Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media in association with History,
PAGE ONE: Inside The New York Times
, is directed by Andrew Rossi andwritten and produced by Rossi and Kate Novack
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June 29 8:00PM PaePcke auDitoriuM
 The Aspen Ideas Festival presents this world premiere documentary rom director Mary Mazzio. Narrated by Edward Norton,
The Apple Pushers
tells the stories o ve immigrant push-cart vendors who each have one dream—to nd success in America. To realize that dream, each has chosento be a part o a unique urban experiment to bring resh ruits and vegetables into New York City’s ood deserts, places where nding a ripe, redapple presents a serious challenge and where obesity and diabetes rates are highest. This experiment—the Green Cart Initiative—oers not onlyeconomic opportunity to these vendors, but also presents a creative strategy in the ght against the skyrocketing obesity epidemic ound in somany o America’s cities. The latest project rom award-winning lmmaker Mary Mazzio and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund,
The Apple Pushers
sits at the intersection o the ood desert-obesity crisis, immigration, and entry-level entrepreneurship. The lm was produced by Mary Mazzio, Tom Scott,and Christine Vachon. Laurie M. Tisch is the Executive Producer.
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 Jo v
Coc: A Auoogoga aou lo, da & tcoog 
June 30 8:30PM PaePcke auDitoriuM
 The award-winning documentary
Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology 
, oers an exhilarating stream-o-consciousnessride through the interconnectedness o humankind, nature, progress, and morality at the dawn o the 21st century. Award-winning lmmaker andounder o The Webby Awards, Tiany Shlain traces interdependence throughout history, discovering surprising links between right brain and let;honey bees and stress; hormones and happiness; technology and nature; progress and consequences; and parents and children. Employing asplendidly imaginative combination o animation and archival ootage, plus several surprises, Shlain constructs a chronological tour o Westernmodernization through the work o her late ather, Leonard Shlain, best-selling author o 
 Art and Physics
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess.
With insight, curiosity, and humor, the lm weaves both a personal and global story about interdependence. For centuries we’ve been declaring independence, this lm asks i perhaps it’s time to declare our interdependence instead. The lm premiered at Sundance in 2011 and will be in theaters in the all.
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Co-presented with aspenFILM
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July 1 8:00PM PaePcke auDitoriuM
Filmmaker Susanne Rostock’s inspiring biographical documentary surveys the lie and times o Harry Belaonte. From his rise to ame as asinger touring a segregated country to his provocative crossover into Hollywood, Belaonte’s groundbreaking career personies the American civilrights movement and impacted many other social-justice movements. Rostock reveals Belaonte as a tenacious, hands-on activist who workedintimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities or social justice, participated in the struggle against South Arican apartheid, andworked to counter gang violence, prisons, and youth incarceration. Because o his belies, Belaonte drew unwarranted invasions by the FBI intoboth his personal lie and career. But an indomitable sense o optimism motivates his path, even today, as he continues to ask, at age 84, “What do we do now?” His daughter Gina Belaonte, an actress and activist in her own right, will take part in an onstage discussion ollowing the screening.The lm is produced by Michael Cohl, Gina Belaonte, Jim Brown, William Eigen, and Julius R. Nasso, and will premiere on HBO in the Fall o 2011.
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Co-presented with aspenFILM
pOM wofu p: t Ga Mo e so
July 2 8:00PM PaePcke auDitoriuM
Boundary-pushing, Oscar-nominated lmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores the world o product placement, marketing and advertising in
POMWonderful Presents:
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 
, a lm that was ully nanced through product placement rom various brands, all o whichare integrated transparently into the lm. While using brands in lm promotion is not new or Hollywood, it certainly is new territory or thedocumentary ormat. Spurlock exploits the phenomenon to new heights, with everything rom branded pizza boxes to in-fight lm promotions.With humor and insight,
POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 
unmasks the marketing process to bring audiences behind closeddoors directly into the pitch meetings and marketing presentations, which ultimately inorm our everyday entertainment decisions.
POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 
is directed by Morgan Spurlock, written by Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick, and produced bySpurlock, Chilnick and Abbie Hurewitz through Spurlock’s production company, Warrior Poets, along with Snoot Entertainment’sKeith Calder and Jessica Wu.
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Co-presented with aspenFILM
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June 28 12:00PM belly uP
(inclues lunch)
How do you teach children to be citizens o the world? By making it a game, o course.
World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements
is an award-winning, one-hour flm that portrays public school educator John Hunter and his ourth grade students’ participation in an educational exercise that Hunter developed called the “World Peace Game.” The flm ollows his nine- and ten-year-old students over an eight-week period as they assume roles as worldleaders responding to an ongoing series o military, economic, and environmental crises. This interactive experience triggers a transormation o his student rom children o a neighborhood school to citizens o the world. An entertaining flm with a positive message,
World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements
provides a timely reminder that the uture truly is at stake as we educate our children.
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 t G wa
June 29 12:00PM belly uP
(inclues lunch)
 The spring and summer o 2009 were a heady time or the youth o Iran. The candidacy o reormist Mir-Hossein Mousavi promised a blossoming o democracy and reedom. Green scarves and banners became the symbol o the opening up o lie and activism. When the manipulated outcome gavePresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a landslide victory, the ury o Mousavi’s supporters erupted in massive street demonstrations, met by a brutalgovernment crackdown. As the regime silenced conventional media outlets, new ones took their place. A continuous stream o Facebook reports, tweets,cell-phone videos, and blog entries spread like wildfre around the globe, broadcasting live accounts o a youth revolt against a repressive regime.With
The Green Wave
, flmmaker Ali Samadi Ahadi has created a moving documentary collage, interweaving rom-the-street video and photographswith vivid animation to adroitly capture this new-media people’s movement, whose lessons or 21st-century revolution are still evolving in the ongoing “Arab Spring” uprisings.
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n yok sa tak yo
June 30 12:00PM belly uP
(inclues lunch)
Scott Rettberg’s documentary ollows the participants o the New York Says Thank You Foundation, a landmark public service initiative. Each year theycommemorate the anniversary o 9/11 by rebuilding homes, hospitals, schools, and churches destroyed by disaster. In the process they share stories o survival and hope, and bring a patriotic message o gratitude and solidarity to survivors o tragedy nationwide.
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imag o Go Zo
July 2 12:00PM belly uP
(inclues lunch)
 This special photo presentation documents September 11, 2001, and the atermath at Ground Zero. Photographer Andrea Booher was assigned by FEMAto photo-document the search and rescue eorts at the World Trade Center. She was one o only two photographers, designated by Mayor Rudolph Guiliani,with unlimited, 24-hour access to the site. In her quest to capture the devastation as well as the humanity, she crawled into voids, up stories o debris, andacross beams over crevasses hundreds o eet deep. In the two months that she was there, Booher shot thousands o images, and met and photographedsearch and rescue members, frefghters, iron workers, priests, celebrities and volunteers. These images encapsulate her experiences at Ground Zero.
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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
 Two kids with the same name, living in the same city. Two very dierent lives.Here is the story o two boys and the journey o a generation.
 w Moo
w  po: Makg dmocac wok
Insight into how a democracy works and why it sometimes ails.
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lag dg
doa boa, Fak G 
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Amca—t Ga da
Austan Goolsbee talks debt, jobs, and global leadership.
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 Maa baomo
h ho dcoc: ra, rac, a ra 
na “na”  O daa Jo, Mca ec do
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 Aa Mc
MAriA bArtirOMO
Anchor,“Closing Bell”CNBC
 JAMes bennet 
The Atlantic
debOrAh bOrdA 
President and CEO,Los AngelesPhilharmonic
stephen breyer
Associate JusticeUS Supreme Court 
 Arne dunCAn
Secretary,US Department o Education
MiChAel eriC dysOn
Proessor o Sociology,Georgetown University
FrAnK Gehry 
Architect,Founder,Gehry Partners, LLC
elliOt GersOn
EVP, Policy Programs,International Partnerships The Aspen Institute
 AustAn GOOlsbee
Chairman, Council o Econmic Advisors,Exec. Ofce o the President 
Gwen inFill
Moderator andManaging Editor,“Washington Week,” PBS
nAsir “nAs” binOlu dArA JOnes
Rapper, Actor 
 tZipi livni
Head, Kadima;Leader o Opposition,Isreal
 AndreA MitChell
Chie Foreign AairsCorrespondent, NBC
 wes MOOre
The Other Wes Moore
MArwAn MuAsher
VP or Studies, CarnegieEndowment or International Studies
THUrSdAY, JUNE 30, 2:00PM 6:00PM
[Doors oPen at 1:30PM]
 h bd M t $75
An Aftenoon of Convesation

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