For one day only - a Christmas miracle, to be sure - Mountainsummit: Mountainfilm in Aspen presents the #1 hit from this summer's festival. Director Tom Shadyac, of "Ace Ventura", "The Nutty Professor" and "Bruce Almighty" fame, takes center stage in "I AM", a personal quest for redemption, discovery and the ultimate pursuit of happiness. Don't miss this special screening of "I AM" on Christmas Day, and truly capture the holiday spirit. For more info: www.wheeleroperahouse.com.
Aspen Film brings back an annual favorite, a sneak peak at the nominees for this year's Academy Awards. December 22-January 1, Aspen Film showcases full-length feature films and highlights directors, too, with some special appearances from the people behind the films. Academy Screenings are a big hit, and a big seller - so get your tickets early! For show info, details and tickets: www.aspenfilm.org.
The good news is, the Nutcracker always returns to Aspen! Holiday season means holiday traditions and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's annual performance of the Nutcracker is a perennial favorite. Featuring a cast of 60 dancers, actors and circus artists, in a timeless performance for all ages. For more info: www.aspensantafeballet.com.