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Film still from ASPEN. A group of skiers, one of them in a bikini.

Mon 16.05.

  • Director

    Frederick Wiseman

  • USA / 1991
    146 min. / 16 mm / Original version

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

In ASPEN, Frederick Wiseman continued the exploration of different places that he had begun in 1976 with CANAL ZONE. While that was filmed against the backdrop of the US Bicentennial celebrations, ASPEN (filmed in the winter of 1990) is about the US after eight years of Ronald Reagan, and the impending 1990s. Wiseman's "State of the Union address" (Ben Sachs) does not bode well: ASPEN juxtaposes the low-paid workers of the city, most of whom can no longer afford their rent, with its rich visitors. The ever-widening gap between rich and poor, which Wiseman repeatedly addresses in his films, is illustrated here in all its clarity. (hb)

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