Sunday's films were:
Jafar Panahi's "Taxi"...very nice work here.
Andrew Haigh's "45 Years"...measured pace kills the momentum
Scott Cooper's "Black Mass"...outstanding...return of Johnny Depp to actual acting.
Lazlo Nemes' "Son of Saul"...searing and daring.
Most Buzz About Films I Missed:
"Beasts of No Nation"
As you read this I am in the Jeep headed back to the real world...not because I want to but because I will be in a classroom on Tuesday morning.
I hope your fest was as wonderful and memorable as mine.
From embracing the father of a Nobel Peace Prize winner to re-kindling acquaintances who have become, I believe friends: Chris Schiller, Sasha Stone, Kris Tapley, Tomris Laffly, Alex Billington, this has been a a remarkable fest.
Also, as has become a bit if a tradition, it was a hoot to have part of my family in town for the festival. Shout out to my Mom and Dad, Patt and Calvin Patterson and my brother Jim Patterson who made his first foray into Telluride in many a decade and seemed no worse for the wear as the weekend ended.
My eternal thanks to our hosts: Larry and Mitzi Mallard...we really don't deserve your kindness.
And a big thanks to those of you who have read Michael's Telluride Film Blog. I ran into many of you over the weekend and let me tell you how incredibly wonderful it is to find out how many of you take the time to read MTFB. Thanks...
Keep a lookout over the next few days. I'll soon have "The Professionals Telluride" collated and I'll post that as soon as I can get that all together.
Also, don't forget to do your part. Send in your film ratings on a 1-5 scale and I'll put up "The People's Telluride" as well.
That's all folks!
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