Oscar Night is just 16 days away!
A LOOK AT MR. HOLMES
We have our first moving glimpse of Bill Condon's Mr. Holmes starring Sir Ian McKellan as a retired version of the famed detective. The film also stars Laura Linney. Best reasons to think it could play Telluride: Linney, Condon and Roadside Attractions. Damper: Condon has only played T-ride once.
"Mr. Holmes" Clip via YouTube
The Playlist, Rope of Silicon, HitFix
JOBS HAS A DATE
Universal announced yesterday that Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs" will be released Oct. 19th which means that it could certainly be ready for a screening at Telluride. It' still a close call but doable. Best reason to think it will play: Boyle. Damper: Universal
The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, FirstShowing:
TRAILER FOR WILD TALES
"Wild Tales" trailer via YouTube
One of the hits of last year's festival and the highest flying foreign entry per the Telluride Peoples and Professionals polls reported here was Damian Szifron's Oscar nominated "Wild Tales". NOw comes a trailer cut for the United States which is above.
Coverage from The Dissolve and FirstShowing:
AND A PLEA LIKE MINE
HitFix's Greg Ellwood filed a story this week about potential 2016 Oscar contenders that screened at Sundance. He points at two possible Best Picture candidates "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" and "Brooklyn" We take note here as Ellwood makes a plea directly to the programmers at Telluride to make an exception to the "no Sundance/only North American first screenings" policy and sites the appearance of "An Education" in 2009 as I have done from time to time.. Ellwood suggests that "An Education" was an anamoly due to some connection to a tribute, though I can't find that. TFF #36 tributed Viggo Mortensen, Margarethe von Trotta and Anouk Aimee that year. Here's Elllwood's Sundance Oscar dispatch:
More on Monday. Have a great weekend!