ISFF Aspen

ISFF Aspen January 26, 2023

ISFF is hosting a pop-up film festival in Aspen January 26, 2023. Our main event is a screening of dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story, taking place at 7:15pm at the Isis Theater. We will hold a VIP Fundraising party at The Sterling from 5-7pm with special guests. You can purchase tax-deductible tickets here. All proceeds will be split between ISFF’s nonprofit Through the Lens and Burton’s CHILL program.


We will lead off our sportscasting programming track by featuring a film on Marty Glickman, one of the two Jewish US athletes who weren’t allowed to compete in the 1936 Olympics. “Glickman” is an illuminating portrait of a man who overcame prejudice to forge a remarkable career in sports, setting the gold standard for athletes and sports broadcasters past, present and future.

Adidas vs. Puma

Adidas vs. Puma tells the story of the Dassler brothers who started one of the first athletic shoe companies in the world in 1920’s Germany. Their story is intertwined with history and Jessie Owens accomplishment of stomping down white supremacy with every step he took on the track at the 1936 Olympics, while wearing their shoes. It also touches on the antisemitism that Jewish athletes faced and will lead us into further programming in 2022 on the 2 US Jewish runners, Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller, who weren’t allowed to compete at the 1936 Olympics. The Dassler brothers went on to found iconic sports brands Adidas & Puma after WWII.  

Survive and Advance

We will explore the ripple effects of NC State’s 1983 Final Four victory over the University of Houston. How a missed play ushered in one of the biggest sports charities in history, the V Foundation and one of the most important speeches ever made, by Jim Valvano at the ESPY Awards.

Phi Slama Jama

We will screen Phi Slama Jama with a panel discussion on the impact of that game and a look back 30 years later on the ripple effects of that game. We will also celebrate the city of Houston’s impact on the sport of college basketball and beyond