In the old days, Aspen was a magnet for film industry insiders and the holidays were the perfect time to take in some movies with an eye towards the spring's Academy Awards. That tradition was broadened by Aspen Film with the creation of the Academy Screenings. That way, the rest of us regular Joes who love films get to see a raft of highly-touted films, often before they have opened nationwide. This year's Academy Screenings take place from December 19-30 at the Wheeler Opera House and Paepcke Auditorium on the Aspen Institute campus. Click here for this year's films. Thank you, Aspen Film!