Here's the first post for the blog today bit another is coming later after the morning announcement from the Toronto International Film Festival...so keep checking back today to see what the TIFF2015 announcement tells us about Telluride. Last year we were able to nail down seven T-ride films from the first Toronto announcement. Also, a reminder, Venice announces their lineup tomorrow.
"STEVE JOBS" IN THE CENTER
The New York Film Fest announced late yesterday afternoon that Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs" starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet will be its centerpiece gala on Oct. 3. The film is set for an Oct. 9th U.S. release.
Does that take it off the table for Telluride? Probably but maybe not yet. The story from the NY Times Arts Beat blog omits that "premiere" status of the film. Is this an oversight? Is it intentional so as to be tricky? If it doesn't world premiere in New York that leaves the door open. Perhaps we'll find out more later today or with Venice's announcement tomorrow.
Last year's NYFF centerpiece was "Inherent Vice". In 2013 it was "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". in 2012 it was "Not Fade Away" and in 2011 it was "My Week with Marilyn".
In Jeffrey Wells Hollywood Elsewhere piece, he talks about the possibility that "STeve Jobs" makes the trip to Telluride and also that "Trumbo" will NOT:
And this last night from Britain's The Guardian reporting "sources" that claim the film will bypass Toronto and Venice:
"MARYLAND" (DISORDER) TRAILER AND POSTER
I have mentioned this film a couple of times as a distant Telluride possibility by its original title "Disorder" (June 9 and July 17 MTFB posts). The arrival yesterday of a trailer and poster seems to indicate that we'll probably see it named for Toronto and/or Venice and possibly still be in play for Telluride.
Here's the trailer via YouTube:
The trailer looks intriguing and the pairing of Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger is also whets the appetite. The film is directed by Alice Winocour and is distributed by Sundance Selects.
Reports linked here from FirstShowing, The FilmStage and The Playlist:
THE TRUTH ABOUT "TRUTH"
I am increasingly confident about "Truth" making the Telluride lineup. The true life film based on the decline and fall of Dan Rather at CBS News is from SPC and seems like a ht T-ride prospect. We learned yesterday that the film has been dated for an October 16th release date which comports well with a possible festival run which could include Telluride, Toronto, Venice and New York.
HOLLYWOOD ELSEWHERE THINKS "OUR BRAND" COULD HEAD TO T-RIDE
Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere echoes much the same train of thought that I did in yesterday's blog post that the David Gordon Green film "Our Brand is Crisis" could make an appearance on the T-ride 2015 program.
Wells lays out his case for it making a fall fest appearance as well as runs down a history of the film's development here:
THAT'S ALL FOR NOW. MORE COMING IN A FEW AFTER THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MAKES ITS FIRST SET OF ANNOUNCEMENTS.
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