2022 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries and Dialogue Series

July 7, 2022  • Arts Program

The Aspen Institute Arts Program and Aspen Film

announce the line-up of acclaimed documentaries for the

2022 Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series:


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.


Monday, July 18 

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. 

Monday, July 25

SUBJECT – directed by Jennifer Tiexiera + Camilla Hall

“Should be required viewing”  – Variety  

SUBJECT explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through the participants of five acclaimed documentaries. As tens of millions of people consume documentaries in an unprecedented “golden era,” the film urges audiences to consider the impact on documentary participants—the good, the bad, and the complicated.

Filmmaker Jennifer Tiexiera and film subject Mukunda Angulo will participate in a post-screening panel and audience Q&A moderated by Journalist Andrew Travers.

Monday, August 1

STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 – directed by Camille Hardman + Gary Lane

“…a sparky oral history and a tribute to the power of pop culture to spotlight tough problems” – The Hollywood Reporter

When the highest-grossing comedy, 9 TO 5, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Dabney Coleman exploded on the cinema screens in 1980, the laughs hid a serious message about women in the office. STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 explores why workplace inequality 40 years later was never a laughing matter and examines the 40-year evolution of gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace since the 1980 release of the classic, seminal comedy.

Filmmakers Camille Hardman and Gary Lane will participate in a post-screening panel and audience Q&A moderated by Breeze Richardson of Aspen Public Radio.

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