TELLURIDE FILM FEST
Telluride's Line-Up Unveiled, Fest Kicks Off in the Mountains
by Alex Billington
September 3, 2010
If you haven't seen yet, the Telluride Film Festival announced its line-up yesterday, and the fest officially kicks off today. I'm currently sitting in line at the Palm Theater, the local high school auditorium converted into a start-of-the-art cinema, waiting to see my first film of this year - Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go. The line-up this year has quite a few Cannes holdovers that the programmers decided to pull from that fest. At a press meeting earlier, they tried to claim that this year's Cannes line-up was strong, but if you read my coverage, I definitely can't agree. But at least one of my favorite flicks, Biutiful (read my review), is playing.
That photo above is of Peter from SlashFilm and me working at the local coffee shop earlier today, as taken by our new friend Curtis Walker (@curtiswalker). That's one of the things I absolutely love about this place - the atmosphere, the people, the fact that it's not a mainstream fest. Everyone is friendly, there's a laid back attitude in the whole town, there's no paparazzi, it's a joy to be here. We met Curtis because he was happy to see other movie bloggers (which I am) here as well. There's been some great articles written recently about how amazing this festival is, and I want to forward you guys to those write-ups: Eric Bialas has a great intro on Awards Daily, Pete Hammond has a great write-up on Deadline and Peter Sciretta's intro is great, too.
I've added the full list of films that are officially showing at the festival below, but word is there's going to be secret screenings of Danny Boyle's 127 Hours and Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. I'm truly most excited to see those two films, but of course there's great indies to be discovered in the rest of the line-up, and I'll let you know if I come across anything truly spectacular (last year it was that animation documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty). I've also heard great things about Le Quattro Volte and Xavier Beauvois' Of Gods and Men. I'm hoping to end this fest completely satisfied next Tuesday, and I'll keep you updated this weekend.
And of course, at the very bottom is the official poster for this year's festival, created by Pixar artist Ralph Eggleston, for your viewing pleasure. It's a beautiful design well worth sharing with you guys. And finally, the 37th Telluride Film Festival is pleased to present the following new feature films to play in "The Show":
» A LETTER TO ELIA (d. Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones, U.S., 2010)
» ANOTHER YEAR (d. Mike Leigh, U.K., 2010)
» BIUTIFUL (d. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico, 2010)
» CARLOS (d. Olivier Assayas, France, 2010)
» CHICO AND RITA (d. Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal Spain-Cuba, 2010)
» THE FIRST GRADER (d. Justin Chadwick, U.K., 2010)
» THE FIRST MOVIE (d. Mark Cousins, U.K., 2009)
» HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA (d. Dmitry Vasyukov with Werner Herzog, Germany, 2010)
» IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE (d. Florin Serban, Romania, 2010)
» THE ILLUSIONIST (d. Sylvain Chomet, U.K., France, 2010)
» INCENDIES (d. Denis Villeneuve, Canada, 2010)
» INSIDE JOB (d. Charles Ferguson, U.S., 2010)
» THE KINGS SPEECH (d. Tom Hooper, U.K., 2010)
» LE QUATTRO VOLTE (d. Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy, 2010)
» NEVER LET ME GO (d. Mark Romanek, U.K./U.S., 2010)
» OF GODS AND MEN (d. Xavier Beauvois, France, 2010)
» OKA! AMERIKEE (d. Lavinia Currier, U.S.-Central African Republic, 2010)
» POETRY (d. Lee Chang-dong, Korea, 2010)
» PRECIOUS LIFE (d. Shlomi Eldar, Israel, 2010)
» THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER (d. Bertrand Tavernier, France, 2010)
» TABLOID (d. Errol Morris, U.S., 2010)
» TAMARA DREWE (d. Stephen Frears, U.K., 2010)
» THE TENTH INNING (d. Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, U.S., 2010)
» THE WAY BACK (d. Peter Weir, U.K., 2010)
I WANT THAT POSTER!!!!!!!!!
Xerxex on Sep 3, 2010
yea, that poster is design hotness..the trading card set is pretty nice too!!!
Lando on Sep 6, 2010
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