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2022 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series: GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN


Monday, July 18 at 7:30pm | Isis Theatre (406 E. Hopkins Ave, Aspen CO)



GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN – directed by Julie Cohen + Betsy West 

“A comeback story like no other” – Deadline 

GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN tells the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle for gun violence prevention and in promoting understanding of the language condition aphasia.  Featuring extensive verité filming of Gabby and her husband, astronaut-turned-Senator Mark Kelly; interviews with President Barack Obama and other friends and colleagues; and exclusive access to stunning videos taken in the weeks following her near-death experience. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the Oscar-nominated team behind RBG and MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY, this film is the story of a rising star transformed by an act of violence, and a close-up portrait of the marriage that sustains her.

Executive Director and Co-founder of  Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence Peter Ambler will participate in a post-screening panel and audience Q&A moderated by

Journalist Andrew Travers. 


The Aspen Institute Arts Program and Aspen Film are pleased to announce the line-up of acclaimed documentaries for the 2022 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series: GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN,  SUBJECT, and STILL WORKING 9 TO 5. The summer series features critically acclaimed documentaries and conversations with special guests. All films will be screened at 7:30pm in-person at the Isis Theatre (406 E. Hopkins Ave, Aspen). Mask wearing – except when actively eating or drinking – will be required for all attendees. Single tickets ($20 GA/$16 for Aspen Film Members and select Aspen Institute members) can be purchased online at Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each event, and tickets, if available, will be for sale at the door.

New Views is generously sponsored by Jane and Michael Eisner and Leonard Lauder.

Event information
Mon Jul 18, 2022
7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Isis Theater
406 E. Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO