LATE BREAKING: DON QUIXOTE WILL RIDE AT CANNES
Overnight the Cannes Film Festival announced the addition of several films to their lineup including that Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will close the fest on May 19.
The Gilliam film had not been previously named due to legal complications but these appear to have been solved or waived so that the film can play next month in France.
Quixote was among a number of films announced as additions overnight included adds to the Palme d'Or competition section and Un Certain Regard.
Notably "Persona Non Grata" Lars Von Trier has been invited back to Cannes out of competition with The House That Jack Built. That ends his banishment that had been in effect since 2011.
Screen Daily has details of the newly announced films here.
Here's a thought...a Terry Gilliam tribute in Telluride.
TFF TIME TUNNEL: THE EIGHTH TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
The ongoing history of the Telluride Film Festival project continues here today with a review of the Eighth TFF which transpired from Sept. 4-7, 1981.
The Character Actor: Margaret Hamilton, Elisha Cook, John Carradine, Woody Strode
Special Medallions : Stan Brakhage and Kevin Brownlow
Age of the Earth
The Big City
Charm of Dynamite
Daddy Long Legs
Eight Minutes to Midnight
Fear Not Jacob
Fruits of Passion
Love Affair or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator
My Dinner With Andre
Mysteries of the Organism
The Paper Chase
Paradise Not Yet Lost
Pickup on South STreet
Prisoner of Shark Island
Stages: John Houseman Directs Lear
The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach
Ticket to Heaven
The Trouble with Harry
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
A Very Curious Girl
The Wizard of Oz
Xica Da Silva
One of the documentaries that made something of a splash at last year's fest was Tony Zierra's Filmworker which centered on the story of one time actor Leon Vitali who became Stanley Kubrick's right hand man.
Filmworker now has this trailer (vie YouTube):
Filmworker is set to open early next month in Los Angeles and New York.
FIRST MAN DETAILS
First Man set pics via The Daily Mail
One of the domestic non-Cannes films I'm watching for a possible slot at TFF #45 is Damien Chazelle's First Man. It's Chazelle's much anticipated followup to La La Land.
First Man will follow the true story of American hero Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. The film is scheduled for commercial release on Oct. 12th.
I have it on my radar because of its high profile and because of Chazelle. The distribution is with Universal Pictures which has a thin Telluride profile over the past decade or so playing Steve Jobs at T-ride in 2015 and Flash of Genius back in 2008.
It's also worth noting that the film is scripted by Josh Singer who co-wrote and won an Oscar for Spotlight in 2015. Singer also penned The Post last year which was a Golden Globe nominee for Best Screenplay.
Indiewire's Michael Nordine reported on some emerging details about the film (which has been described in an earlier Indiewire story as "Whiplash in space". (The 25 Actor-Director Pairings to Get Excited About in 2018).
That's your MTFB for this Thursday. Tune in again Monday for more.
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