Aspen Film offers hint at Academy Screenings lineup |

Aspen Film offers hint at Academy Screenings lineup

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman and Jake Gyllenhaal will be making appearances – on-screen – in Aspen over the holidays.

Aspen Film has announced a preview of the program for the 19th annual Academy Screenings series, and among the films are the musical “Nine,” starring Day-Lewis and Kidman; and “Brothers,” starring Gyllenhaal.

The 2009 Academy Screenings, running Dec. 23-Jan. 2 at Harris Hall, presents 19 films considered candidates for Academy Awards. The full schedule will be announced on Dec. 2, with tickets on sale starting Dec. 14.

Other titles revealed in the preview are “The Lovely Bones” and “The Last Station.”

“Nine” is the latest from director Rob Marshall, whose musical “Chicago” earned six Oscars, including Best Picture. The film is an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show, which was inspired by the Fellini film “8 1/2.” The cast includes Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson and Sophia Loren.

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“Brothers” is a remake of the Danish family drama of the same name. Directed by Jim Sheridan, it features Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman. “The Lovely Bones,” director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the Alice Sebold novel, features Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz. “The Last Station” is a tale of the romances of Leo Tolstoy, with Christopher Plummer as the Russian novelist.

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