Aspen Film’s annual Oscar viewing party and fundraiser, “Hollywood’s Big Night,” includes dinner and a red carpet welcome at the Caribou Club. This year’s party will be Sunday, Feb. 22.

For the film industry’s bottom line, 2014 was something of a bomb. The year brought in the lowest domestic gross since 1995, a disappointment that’s been chalked up to the rise in quality of television programming and the ease of pirating films and watching them on a tablet or phone, among other factors. But for lovers of film as an art form, it was a year to celebrate, as independently minded directors such as Richard Linklater, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Wes Anderson made boldly unconventional movies that broke new ground.

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