AN EVENING WITH
WILLIAM H. MACY AND FELICITY HUFFMAN
Saturday, July 5, 8:00pm
Award-winning actors William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman in conversation.
Plus a special preview of RUDDERLESS,
William H. Macy's feature-directing debut starring Billy Crudup, Selena Gomez,
Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman.
General Admission $25/$35 at the door
Reserved Seating $50
Tickets on sale at the Wheeler Box Office
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WILLIAM H. MACY is an Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee, an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, and a writer in theater, film and television. He currently stars in the Showtime series "Shameless." In addition, Macy is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company and his film credits include Seabiscuit, The Cooler, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and Wild Hogs. In 2013, Macy made his feature directorial debut with Rudderless, which was the closing film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and will be distributed by Paramount/Goldwyn later this year.
FELICITY HUFFMAN earned an Academy Award® nomination for her performance in Transamerica, as well as a Golden Globe Award and Independent Spirit Award for the same role. Huffman has also been honored with an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on "Desperate Housewives." Huffman is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, an off-Broadway theater company where she was also featured in numerous plays. Her company, Velocity, produces both television and theater. Huffman is starring in "American Crime," the new ABC television drama from John Ridley (12 Years A Slave).
RUDDERLESS is a poignant musical drama about the power of a parent's love. Sam (Billy Crudup) is a former high-profile advertising executive whose life has been torn apart by the tragic death of his son. Off the grid, living on a docked sailboat, he drowns his pain in alcohol. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes and lyrics, his own child's musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he'd been absent from his son's life. Communing with his deceased son's dashed dreams, Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to play one at a local bar. When Quentin, a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo form a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and changes both of their lives.
A searing performance from Billy Crudup leads an exemplary cast that includes Anton Yelchin as Quentin, plus Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman. Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison's potent screenplay was the launching pad for Macy's auspicious debut as a feature film director.
Monday, July 21, 8:00pm, Harris Concert Hall
THE GREAT FLOOD
Co-presented with the Aspen Music Festival and School
Film with live performance by jazz legend Bill Frisell and His Friends
$40 General Admission/$35 Aspen Film REEL PEOPLE
Sunday, July 20, 6:00pm, Cache Cache Restaurant
Join us for a very special
Dinner in honor of Bill Frisell & His Friends
including filmmaker Bill Morrison
$300 includes reserved seat for Monday performance. Proceeds support Aspen Film
RSVP 970-372-2883 or
The Great Flood
Two American originals, jazz guitarist and composer Bill Frisell and multimedia artist Bill Morrison bring their singular artistic visions to THE GREAT FLOOD, a 75-minute suite that reflects on the Mississippi River Flood of 1927. Frisell's poetic score and Morrison's wordless documentary fashioned out of old newsreels explore the disaster's devastating effect and the ensuing transformation of American society, culture and music. The New York Times called their evocative collaboration "a striking experiment in music and movie-making."