Welcome to Thursday...
MARK COUSINS IS THE NEW MR. PEABODY (WELL, SO IS KEN BURNS)
Over the past couple of Telluride Film Fests, Mark Cousins has become a familiar face around town. He presented "The Story of Children in Film" last year and previously had presented "The Story of Film". The latter earned TCM and Mr. Cousins a Peabody Award this past week.
Congratulations to him and Turner Classic Movies and the Telluride programmers as well for providing we film goers the opportunity to see what has been hailed as a high quality production.
Ken Burns "The Central Park Five" (PBS?Florentine Films) was also named a Peabody recipient. CP5 also appeared at TFF #39.
Other programs named Peabody winners this year included: "Breaking Bad", "The Bridge", "House of Cards", "Key and Peele", "Orange is the New Black" and "How to Survive a Plague". You can find the complete list of Peabody winners here:
MICKEY AND ROGER AND TELLURIDE
With the death of Mickey Rooney this week, Chaz Ebert tweeted a link to a piece that her husband roger had done about Mr. Rooney at the 2005 Telluride Fest. Rooney was tributed that year and Ebert did the Q & A. Here's the link to the piece Roger wrote made all the more moving because they're both gone now...
CANNES ANNOUNCEMENT IS ONE WEEK AWAY
The 67th Cannes Film Fest announcement of the bulk of its lineup is a week from today. As a public service, here's a link to IndieWire's 40 film Cannes wish list:
Included on their wish/prediction lineup are:
"Clouds of Sils Maria"
"Everything Will Be Fine"
"Far From the Madding Crowd"
"The Imitation Game"
"Maps to the Stars"
"A Most Violent Year"
"A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence"
"Squirrel to the Nuts"
"Two Days One Night"
"While We're Young"
More on Monday...have a great weekend...