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One of the industry’s smaller events, the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, is set to commence tomorrow, Friday, September 2. There are several big movies with planned screenings at the fest, including Clint Eastwood’s Sully, which marks the first time the director has screened a film at Telluride since the 1990s; the buzzy sci-fi film Arrival from the gifted Denis Villeneuve; and La La Land, which has been receiving enormous amounts of praise since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
There will also be special tributes at the festival for Amy Adams (Arrival), Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), and director Pablo Larrain (Neruda). The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which earned Affleck an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor will kick off the weekend-long event with an outdoor screening in Elks Park on Thursday night.
Festival director Julie Huntsinger wanted to screen the film when it first came out in 2007 but due to various complications, they weren’t able to.
While Telluride is a decidedly smaller festival than some others, it is still a launching pad for Oscar hopefuls and reactions coming out of the weekend will be a good place to start theorizing about contenders for the February award show. The 43rd annual Telluride Film Festival runs September 2 – 5.
Read the full lineup below.
ARRIVAL, Denis Villeneuve, USA
THE B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY, Errol Morris, USA
BLEED FOR THIS, Ben Younger, USA
CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER, Doug Nichol, USA
CHASING TRANE, John Scheinfeld, USA
THE END OF EDEN, Angus Macqueen, U.K.
FINDING OSCAR, Ryan Suffern, USA
FIRE AT SEA, Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/France
FRANTZ, François Ozon, France
GENTLEMAN RISSIENT, Benoît Jacquot, Pascal Mérigeau, Guy Seligmann, France
GRADUATION, Cristian Mungiu, Romania/France/Belgium
INTO THE INFERNO, Werner Herzog, U.K./Austria
THE IVORY GAME, Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani, Austria/USA
LA LA LAND, Damien Chazelle, USA
LOST IN PARIS, Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, France/Belgium
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, Kenneth Lonergan, USA
MAUDIE, Aisling Walsh, Canada/Ireland
MEN: A LOVE STORY, Mimi Chakarova, USA
MOONLIGHT, Barry Jenkins, USA
MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA, Bertrand Tavernier, France
NERUDA, Pablo Larraín, Chile/Argentina/France/Spain
NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER, Joseph Cedar, USA/Israel
SULLY, Clint Eastwood, USA
THINGS TO COME, Mia Hansen-Løve, France/Germany
THROUGH THE WALL, Rama Burshtein, U.S./Israel
TONI ERDMANN, Maren Ade, Germany/Austria
UNA, Benedict Andrews, U.K./USA/Canada
WAKEFIELD, Robin Swicord, USA
CinePantera, Detalle Films
BEAUTIES OF THE NIGHT, María José Cuevas, Mexico
BERNADETTE LAFONT, AND GOD CREATED THE FREE WOMAN, Esther Hoffenberg, France
BRIGHT LIGHTS, Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens, USA
COOL CATS, Janus Køster-Rasmussen, Denmark
THE FAMILY WHISTLE, Michele Salfi Russo, USA/Italy
A FANATIC HEART — BOB GELDORF ON W.B. YEATS, Gerry Hoban, Ireland
GULAG, Angus Macqueen, U.K.
I CALLED HIM MORGAN, Kasper Collin, Sweden/USA
JERRY LEWIS: THE MAN BEHIND THE CLOWN, Gregory Monro, France
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI, Steven Okazaki, USA
(Selections by Guest Director Volker Schlöndorff.)
THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA, Joseph Mankiewicz, USA
THE FIRE WITHIN, Louis Malle, France
I WAS NINETEEN, Konrad Wolf, East Germany
IT WAS THE MONTH OF MAY, Marlen Khutsiev, U.S.S.R.
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES, Jean-Pierre Melville, France
SPIES, Fritz Lang, Germany
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