Hello It's Me...with apologies to Todd Rundgren.
The 38th Telluride Film Festival will be under way in 2 weeks and 2 days....
MTFB UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
It looks increasingly as if there will be a "Michael's Telluride Film Blog" shin dig"/"meet and greet"/seminar/thingy in Telluride on Friday, Sept. 2. I'm working on the details right now and will be passing them along as they get firmed up. If it comes together like I think it's going to, it will be a pleasant way to get together and talk a little bit about the Festival before it really cranks up.
I'll let you know as we get closer to the festival.
"GOODBYE" SAYS "HELLO"
Ioncinema reports late yesterday that they're fairly certain that writer-director Mia Hansen-Love's "Goodbye First Love" is headed to the Telluride Film Festival.
"Goodbye First Love-looks like it's Telluride Bound"
The French/German film follows the ups and downs of a romantic relationship of a couple beginning in their adolescence.
Adding some background info that sort of provides a semi-Telluride connection to past festivals is the nugget that Hansen-Love is purportedly engaged to Olivier Assayas ("Carlos"-TFF #37).
Goodbye First Love's IMDb page is here:
The Playlist, First Showing.net and Movie Web all had versions of posts up yesterday with new posters for "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" that are character specific (so I imagine that there will be others rolled over over the next few days)
and the first (to my knowledge) of Mark Forster's "Machine Gun Preacher" which I think has a chance to be at Telluride.
Tinker's IMDb page:
Machine Gun Preacher's IMDb page:
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YOU CAN'T STOP IT...
Sasha Stone of Awards Daily has a nice post up that focuses on her view of the state of the race for Oscar glory as we approach the thundering tumult that will be Telluride, Venice, Toronto and New York. She gives a clear eyed assessment of what's what and the players in the line-ups of those fests that we know about. Take a look at it, see what you think:
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More on the morrow...