Good Wednesday to Everyone!
Another reminder to join me at The River Club on Friday, Aug. 31 at 5:00PM for the Second Annual "Guide to the Ride; Flow of the SHOW". Last year was a lot of fun and we're going to try our level best to have a great time again this year. So, come, enjoy. We may have a special guest or two...we're trying anyway.
THE ICEMAN WILL THAW IN T-RIDE
It's one of those quirky rabbit hole trails that I went down on the internet yesterday and lo and behold, it looks to have paid off. I can say with some level of confidence that Ariel Vromen's "The Iceman" will be playing at Telluride in 2 1/2 weeks. "The Iceman" is a true crime/mob story featuring Michael Shannon, James Franco, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder and Ray Liotta. Vromen directed and co-wrote with Morgan Land.
"The Iceman" was given up as a Telluride film in a post on...of all places...MafiaToday.com...I'm not kidding. You can find the entirety of that post here:
That post correctly reports that "The Iceman" is programmed at Toronto and Venice which lends a good deal of credence to the Telluride claim. Could it be that Mafia Today has broken Telluride's own "Omerta/Code of Silence"? Looks like it.
"Iceman's" IMDb entry is here:
MORE FROM TORONTO
The Toronto International Film Festival looks to have completed their lineup with another huge announcement of films yesterday including the word that their fest will close with "Song for Marion" which has been very high on my Telluride possibles list all summer long. It's inclusion as the TIFF closer doesn't absolutely nuke it from Telluride consideration...but it also doesn't help. I've had "Song" as a "Ten Bets" film for a good portion of the run up to T-ride but have let it slide off the list of late...maybe for good reason now.
HitFix has the complete lowdown on all the films added yesterday here:
Among the films added that are Telluride possibles (at least according to me):
"Song for Marion" (still going to say that there is a chance)
"Love is All You Need"
"On the Road"
"In the Fog"
Two developments yesterday that have a better than fair chance of impacting Telluride Film Fests in the future. Director/writer Jason Reitman tweeted that he had wrapped his latest "Labor Day" starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin and accompanied that tweet with this pic:
And we found out from multiple sources that it appears that Robert Pattinson will work with Telluride regular Werner Herzog in "Queen of the Desert". This from IMDb news:
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