Monday, May 30, 2016

Nocturnal Animals to Be Released / Acquisition Wrap-up from Cannes-So Many Telluride Possibilities / More Than the Palme Could Play


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Nocturnal Animal stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal via MovieWeb

News this week that Tom Ford's sophomore directorial effort, Nocturnal Animals, will be released in November.  Telluride fans might want to take notice.  The film is being distributed by Focus Features (which we already are eyeballing because they're also distributing Jeff Nichols' Loving).  I really do expect Focus is likely to try to play Telluride and up until now that meant a play for Loving.  This dating of the release for Nocturnal Animals might change that calculus.

Additionally, a couple of the stories in the Big Time Press say that Telluride regular Laura Linney is in the cast, which might boost its T-ride profile.  However, a late check of Ms. Linney's IMDb credits shows no such affiliation with the film.  Can anyone clear that up?

Here's coverage of the date announcement:


Toni Erdmann

I have linked this report from The Hollywood Reporter that runs down a good deal of the acquisition news that came out of Cannes from last week.

Based on those acquisitions and past Telluride associations we should probably pay some attention to:

Sony Pictures Classics pickups: Toni Erdmann, Elle and The Red Turtle.

Sundance Selects: I, Daniel Blake

Amazon (with Cohen Media): The Salesman

Check the story here:


Last Thursday I put up a ranking of all 21 Cannes Palme competition entries in the order of what I think their probability of playing The SHOW.  But as you know, not all films that make the crossover from Cannes to Telluride are Palme competition films.  On average (over the last 10 years) one film from the Un Certain Regard section will double the two fests and another 2.2 films will come from other segments; Directors Fortnight or Special Screenings for example.

Based on directors, critical response, past Telluride plays and/or distributors, these ten films seem to me to be the most likely candidates for those 3-4 spots:

My best guess at the order of likelihood:

The Red Turtle
Hell or High Water
Dog Eat Dog
Endless Poetry
After the Storm
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

Tha's a wrap for Memorial Day...more on Thursday...when I'll begin the summer posting schedule of Monday through Friday.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cannes Postmortem Part One: The Disconnect / Part Two: 21 Competition Films Ranked in Order of Telluride Possibility

Good Thursday Everyone...


Well, the dust settled in the south of France as the 69th Cannes Film Festival came to a conclusion last Sunday with a series of stunning choices from the George Miller lead Palme d'Or jury (other members included Kirsten Dunst, Donald Sutherland, Valeria Golino, Arnaud Desplechin Laszlo Nemes and Mads Mikkelsen).  Again, the winners were:

Palme d'Or: I, Daniel Blake
Grand Prix: It's Only the End of the World
Jury: American Honey
Director: Tie- Mungiu/Graduation and Assayas/Personal Shopper
Screenplay: The Salesman
Actress: Jaclyn Jose/Ma' Rosa
Actor: Shahab Hosseini/The Salesman

What was striking was the huge chasm between the choices of the jury and where the critical community was.  For example, Palme winner I, Daniel Blake finished the fest with a combined critical rating of 6.06 (on the 10 point scale used by the Reini Urban compilation of Cannes critical reaction ). The Ken Loach film ended up ranked at the #11 spot out of the 21 films that were in Cannes competition.

Further, not one of the top five critically lauded films landed an award.  Toni Erdmann, Elle, Paterson, Sieranevada and Aquarius were all unrewarded.  Meanwhile, awards did go to films that finished at the 18 and 19 spots: #18: Ma' Rosa won for Best Actress-Jaclyn Jose and #19: It's Only the End of the World won The Grand Prix (Cannes' second place award).

As a matter of fact, the highest rated/ranked film to receive notice was Cristian Mungiu's Graduation (7.03/10, rank: #6) which shared the Best Direction prize with Olivier Assayas (5.81/10, rank #14).

So, since Sunday, I began to wonder about past Cannes fests and critical/jury divergence.  I wondered if this year was wildly different or if every year there was the same level of disagreement.  Since I began following Telluride and its Cannes connection for the blog for the past several years, I have been vaguely aware in the past of some differences between the two groups but I'd never really considered how broad it was and how often it occurred.  So I set out to explore the previous six years (for which the Urban collective critical reaction is easily available) to see if this year was normal, abnormal or completely off the charts wacky (hint: go with that last choice).

So here's the breakdown year by year with competition winners, their rating and rankings.  For the purposes of this article I am defining an "anomalous winner" as a prize winning film that was critically ranked outside the top ten for that year.  They are marked with ***.

2010: Jurors included: Pres: Tim Burton, Kate Beckinsale, Benicio Del Toro, Alexandre Desplat

Palme: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives (8.62/10, #1)
Grand Prix: Of Gods and Men (7.91. #5)
Jury: A Screaming Man (6.12, #11)***
Direction: On Tour (6.20, #10)
Screenplay: Poetry (6.50, #7)
Actress: Certified Copy/Binoche (6.50, #8)
Actor: (Tie) Our Life/Germano (3.58, #23)*** and Biutiful/Bardem (3.40, #24)***

2011: Jurors included: Pres: Robert DeNiro, Jude Law, Uma Thurman, Olivier Assayas

Palme: The Tree of Life (7.13/#4)
Grand Prix: (Tie) The Kid with a Bike (7.69, #2) and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (7.18, #3)
Jury: This Must Be the Place (4.67/#17)***
Director: Drive (6.52, #7)
Screenplay: Footnote (5.50, #13)***
Actress: Melancholia/Dunst (6.16, #9)
Actor: The Artist/Dujardin (6.50, #8)

2012: Jurors included: Pres: Nanni Moretti and Andrea Arnold, Diane Kruger, Ewan MacGregor, Alexander Payne

Palme: Amour (7.53, #1)
Grand Prix: Reality (5.51, #14)***
Jury: The Angel's Share (5.40, #15)***
Director: Post Tenebras Lux (4.91, #20)***
Screenplay:Beyond the Hills (6.64, #4)
Actress: Beyond the Hills/Flutur and Stratan (6.64, #4)
Actor: The Hunt/Mikkelsen (5.11, #17)***

2013: Jurors included: Pres: Stephen Spielberg, Ang Lee, Nicole Kidman, Cristian Mungiu, Lynne Ramsay

Palme: Blue is the Warmest Color (8.73, #1)
Grand Prix: Inside Llewyn Davis (7.68, #2)
Jury: Like Father, Like Son (6.24, #9)
Director: Heli (4.99, #17)***
Screenplay: A Touch of Sin (7.09, #4)
Actress: The Past/Bejo (6.40, #5)
Actor: Nebraska/Dern (6.25, #8)

2014: Jurors included: Pres: Jane Campion, Sophia Coppola, Willem Dafoe, Gael Garcia Bernal, Nicolas Winding Refn

Palme: Winter Sleep (7.71, #2)
Grand Prix: The Wonders (6.53, #10)
Jury: (Tie) Goodbye to Language (7.78, #1) and Mommy (6.86, #6)
Director: Foxcatcher (6.15, #11)***
Screenplay: Leviathan (6.53, #7)
Actress: Maps to the Stars/Moore (6.47, #9)
Actor: Mr. Turner/Spall (6.48, #8)

2015: Jurors included: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Sienna Miller, Guillermo Del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal, Xavier Dolan

Palme: Dheepan (6.13, #7)
Grand Prix: Son of Saul (6.95, #4)
Jury: The Lobster (6.37, #6)
Director: The Assassin (7.85, #2)
Screenplay: Chronic (5.21, #15)***
Actress:  Tie Carol/Mara (7.94, #1) and Mon Roi/Bercot (4.12/#17)***
Actor: The Measure of a Man/Linden (6.04, #8)

Anomalies by year:

2010: 3
2011: 2
2012: 4
2013: 1
2014: 1
2015: 2

On average, just over 2 anomalies per year.  Now look again at this year's winners:

Palme d'Or: I, Daniel Blake (6.06, #11)***
Grand Prix: It's Only the End of the World (4.41, #19)***
Jury: American Honey (5.69, #16)***
Director: Tie- Mungiu/Graduation (7.03, #6) and Assayas/Personal Shopper (5.81, #14)***
Screenplay: The Salesman (6.10, #10)
Actress: Jaclyn Jose/Ma' Rosa (5.06, #18)***
Actor: Shahab Hosseini/The Salesman (6.10, #10)

 Five of eight awards were "anomalous" and The Salesman just avoided it by .04 points on the critical average.

For only the second time in the seven years covered here, the top rated critical film-Toni Erdmann- did not receive an award of any kind.  Aki Kaurismaki's top rated Le Harve whiffed in 2011, though it did win the non-juried FIRPESCI screenplay award.

I talked to Toronto bases film writer and seven time Cannes attendee Jake Howell about how far apart the jury and the critics were.  He said,

"Here's the thing: juries are, obviously, subjective. Who knows if they're following the critical thermometer? Are they even interested? Are they familiar with the existing filmographies of other Competition filmmakers? There's not a lot to go on, and they're entitled to laud whichever film they like. But data like (this) provide context to those who weren't at the festival, because it would be unfortunate if those following remotely thought the films that won awards at this year's festival were in fact the films to write home about."

The bottom line...this year's Cannes was historically unusual in the departure between critics and jurors.


Here are the 21 films that were in competition for the Palme d'Or at Cannes last week ranked according the my best guess at their chances of being on the Telluride program on Sept.2.

Factors I am using:  Distributor, critical reception at Cannes, Cannes awards received and past Telluride appearances (I think ten of the directors that were in competition have had films play Telluride: Jarmusch, Loach, Mungiu, Arnold, Penn, Farhadi, Dolan Assayas and the Dardenne Brothers).

21) The Last Face-abysmal critical reaction makes it the least likely film to play T-ride despite Penn's appearance there in 2007 with his last dirctorial effort, Inot the Wild.

20) From the Land of the Moon-also critically doomed despite being distributed by frequent Telluride player Sundance Selects and starring T-ride favorite and past tribute recipient Marion Cotillard.

19) The Neon Demon- less than stellar reviews combined with a lack of history between Refn and Telluride means it's not likely.

18) Personal Shopper-luke warm reviews and what seems like a cooling towards Assayas from the fest.

17) It's Only the End of the World- Poor reviews and no distributor sink thos film despite Dolan' Telluride appearance two years ago with Mommy.

16) Ma' Rosa-winning Best Actress last week won't be enough to put this in play.

15) The Handmaid- Middling reviews and no Telluride connection.  Distributor is Amazon, which had a number of films play at Cannes and which I believe will make an appearance at Telluride this year...just not with this film.

14) Julieta-Despite a past with Telluride, generally positive reviews and distribution by Sony Classics, this Pedro Almodovar film seems as if it won't make the trip to Telluride.

13) Elle-Another SPC film with great reviews which should be a boost for its chances and starring past tributee Isabelle Huppert, but I just can't get my head around the fest inviting Paul Verhoeven.

12) Aquarius- Lacks U.S. distribution and that's tough.

11) I, Daniel Blake-It's been a couple of years since the Palme winner last played at Telluride which normally would mean that it's about time for one to make the trip.  Also it's distribed by Sundance Selects and Loach is a past tributee...but that was back in 1993 and he's had a lot of other films play well at Cannes since and hasn't been probably not this year either.

10) Stay Vertical- good reviews and it's being released by Strand Releasing which has had  some history with T-ride.  A decent shot to play but not a great one.

9) Sieranevada-Very good notices are the only real calling card this film has to get in.  That's probably not enough.

8) Slack Bay- Good reviews and Kino Lorber as the distrib means it could make The SHOW.

7) Graduation-good reviews, the director's prize at Cannes a past T-ride appearance in's a possibility.

6)  Paterson- I think this could well be a film that Amazon pushes hard to get into Telluride.

5) Loving- Focus Features is behind this film which many think is a serious Oscar player.  If Focus thinks the same and doesn't feel that their somewhat disappointing reception last year for Suffragette is a harbinger, this could play.

4) The Unknown Girl-Despite luke warm critical reception, it's the Dardennes and Sundance Selects which could well be enough to make the grade for T-ride.

3) American Honey-A24 and Andrea Arnold plus the Jury Award at Cannes.  Probable.

2) Toni Erdmann-Great reviews and SPC...I think it's very likely.

1) The Salesman-Farhadi plus last year's most represented distibutor-Cohen Media Group, decent reviews and two Cannes prizes for screenplay and best actor.  I'd be surprised if it doesn't play Telluride.

Remember, the last decade of statistics indicates that 4-5 of these films will play.

That's it for Thursday.  More to come on Monday...

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Cannes Prizes Announced / The Critics and Cannes / Cannes and TFF #43

Good Monday world...


I, Daniel Blake from Screen Daily

Palme d'Or: I, Daniel Blake
Grand Prix: It's Only the End of the World
Jury: American Honey
Director: Tie- Mungiu/Graduation and Assayas/Personal Shopper
Screenplay: The Salesman
Actress: Jaclyn Jose/Ma' Rosa
Actor: Shahab Hosseini/The Salesman



The critics loved Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann and hated Sean Penn's The Last Face.  Everything else fell somewhere between those two.  Here's the critical consensus.

Beginning with the massive critical collation from Reini Urban who collects the Cannes critical response from a vast number of sources (including two listed below).  Some sources include: Screen Daily, Ioncinema, Metacritic and Indiewire.

The top five from Urban:

1) Toni Erdmann (8.24)
2) Elle (7.94)
3) Sieranevada (7.35-tie)
43 Paterson (7.35-tie)
5) Aquarius (7.18)

The three biggest bombs: The Last Face, From The Land of the Moon, and It's Only the End of the World.

Urban also has collected critical responses for films playing in other sections for the festival.  The top films from Un Certain Regard were: Hell or High Water, The Red Turtle and After the Storm.

Urban's compilation is here:

Meanwhile, Todas Las Criticas compiles over 40 critical responses to Cannes.  Their top five films were:

1) Elle (8.87)
2) Sieranevada (8.46)
3) Toni Erdmann (8.21)
4) Paterson (7.98)
5) Aquarius (7.64)

Bombs: The Last Face, and It's Only the End of the World and From the Land of the Moon.

The complete Todas Las Criticas chart is here:

UCR high score: The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis, Hell or High Water and The Red Turtle.

From Screen Daily which was focused on the Palme competition films:

1) Toni Erdmann (3.7)
2) Paterson (3.5)
3) Graduation (3.0-tie)
3) Sieranevada (3.0-tie)
3) Elle (3.0-tie)

Bombs: The Last Face, It's Only the End of the World and The Neon Demon

The complete Screen Daily chart is here:

And from Ioncinema-which also focuses exclusively on the films in competition for the Palme d'Or:

1) Toni Erdmann (4.0)
2) Aquarius (3.6-tie)
2) Elle (3.6 -tie)
4) Paterson (3.5)
5) Graduation (3.4-tie)
5) Slack Bay (3.4-tie)

Bombs: The Last Face, Ma Rosa and From the Land of the Moon.

In Thursday's post I'll spend some time analyzing this year's disconnect between the critics and the jury.  I'll also look back at the past several Cannes to see how anomalous this year was or if it was an anomaly at all.


As we assess what has happened in France over the last couple of weeks in the context of what it means (if anything) for the lineup of films the make The SHOW on Sept. 2-5 remember that over the last 10 years that an average of 7-8 (7.5 to be exact) films double between Cannes and Telluride.  Of that number and average of 4.1 come from the main competition slate and 1.2 from Un Certain Regard.  The remaining 2.2 come from other sections of the festival.

Films that seem to have become very likely Telluride plays: Toni Erdmann and The Red Turtle.  Their critical reception plus acquisition by both films for U.S. distribution by Sony Pictures Classics make them likely additions to The SHOW.

Films that seemed like they had some Telluride chops that took a turn for the worst include Sean Penn's critically pilloried The Last Face, Xavier Dolan's poorly received It's Only the End of the World and Nicole Garcia's From the Land of the Moon.

Films that seemed hot prospects for Telluride that now seem a little less hot are Olivier Assayas' Personal Shopper, Asgahr Farhadi's The Salesman and The Dardennes Brothers The Unknown Girl, though the awarding of prizes to both Salesman and Personal Shopper may keep them warm enough to make the lineup.

Other T-ride possibles that seem to have neither increased nor decreased their status are Cristian Mungiu's Graduation (formerly Family Photos) and Jeff Nichol's Loving.

In addition to The Red Turtle from the UCR segment, David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water (once called Comancheria) seems to have scored a significant reception and certainly stays in the T-ride convo.

More about all of this in Thursday's post.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Warren's Coming Nov. 11 and the Rules Don't Apply / Checking the Critics at Cannes / The Salesman Makes a Sale / Views from Cannes / Latebreaking: The Red Turtle Goes to SPC

Welcome to Thursday from Michael's Telluride Film Blog...


Warren Beatty as Howard Hughes in Rules Don't Apply (from Entertainment Weekly)

Taking a break from the incessant Cannes coverage (at least until a little bit later in this post) news splashed across the internet yesterday that the long-awaited Warren Beatty "Untitled Howard Hughes Project" has both a title and a release date.

The title: Rules Don't Apply
The date: Nov. 11, 2016.

The film has been something of a hit-or-miss obsession here at MTFB.

The Nov. 11 date would be perfect timing for plays at fests like Telluride, Venice, Toronto and New York.  However, remember that Beatty is reported to sluiced cold water all over that notion in a ShowBiz411 story back in the middle of April.

I wrote at the time that Beatty might be bluffing.  His personality as such that I wouldn't be surprised if he responded that fall fests were unlikely simply as a way of having some fun with the press.

Additionally, there appears to be some negative buzz about the films quality and rumors that it was even possibly turned down by Cannes.

Finally, 20th Century Fox is distributing and they have virtually zero history with Telluride save for releases through their Fox Searchlight division.

All of which leads one to believe that the chances that we'll see Rules Don't Apply at T-ride are ridiculously small.  No Warren Beatty Tribute seems in the offing.

Still, the whole thing is fascinating...

Here's a bunch of links of the coverage from yesterday, most of which stemmed from an original story from Entertainment Weekly:


As we make the turn toward the last few days of the Cannes Fest (it closes on Sunday)'s what the various critic collectives have told us seem to be the consensus quality films in competition for the Palme d'Or

Screen Daily critics panel says the top three films thus far are (ratings are on a 0-4 scale):

1) Toni Erdmann 3.7
2) Paterson 3.5
3) Aquarius 3.1
Just outside: Sieranevada

Ioncinema's critics panel top three (using a 0-5 scale)

1) Toni Erdmann 4.0
2) Aquarius 3.6
3) Paterson 3.5
Close: Loving and Slack Bay

Todas Las Criticas top three (on a scale of 1-10)

1) Sieranevada 8.38
2) Toni Erdmann 8.21
3) Paterson 7.97
Close: Aquarius

Reini Urban Collation (scale of 1-10)

1) Toni Erdmann 8.23
2) Paterson 7.41
3) Sieranevada 7.33
Close: Aquarius

Check the current critical line for all of the films playing in competition and in the rest of the Cannes Fest at these links:

So...what films win the Palme and other prizes?


Ahead of its World and Cannes premiere as the last film in the Palme d'Or competition, Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman has picked up distribution for the United States.  Amazon and The Cohen Media Group have teamed up to take the distrib rights for the film.

That's a departure for Farhadi whose Academy Award winning A Separation and The Past were both distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.  SPC had both of those films make the T-ride lineup.

Despite the switch of distributor, however, I suspect that the sake yesterday doesn't diminish the film's chances of making kits way to the San Juans on Labor Day weekend.  The Cohen group had the largest distrib presence at Telluride last year with three films in the SHOW: Hitchcock/Truffaut, Marguerite and Rams.  Additionally, I'm already on record having said that I expect that Amazon will follow the trail blazed by Netflix last year and have some presence at Telluride this year.  The Salesman seems made to order.

Here's coverage of the sale:


A collection of clips, teasers and trailers that have dropped for films playing at Cannes:

Personal Shopper:

via YouTube

The Unknown Girl:

American Honey:

Dog Eat Dog:

via YouTube


News very early this morning is that Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the very well received Cannes animated film The Red Turtle.  The film is currently sitting with a 6.32 composite critics score which is fourth best among Un Certain Regard films that have screened in France thus far.

The SPC acquisitions places The Red Turtle into the Telluride conversation in a big way.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

A Surprise Contender for the Palme / New Looks from Cannes / Critics in Cannes / Non-Cannes Trailers from The Accountant and Billy Lynn / Someone Explain This to Me

Good Monday Everyone....welcome back from the weekend...


The critical response to Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann at Cannes, at least initially, has been very, very good.  Screen Daily's critic's compendium has it with a 3.8 composite (out of 4), Ioncinema has it with a 4.0 (out of five).  Latin based todaslascriticas has it with an 8.09 (out of 10) and Reini Urban's massive collation of Cannes critics has it with an 8.43 (out of 10).

The film has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Sony Pictures Classics which truly boots its possible Telluride profile.  Here's coverage of the acquisition:

Here's a review of the film which includes stills and clips that was posted from The Playlist this past weekend:


As The 69th Cannes Film Fest continues to roll on, we are constantly being treated to stills, clips and trailers for many of the films.  I've included here links, stories and such for a number of the films that may be contenders for a slot at T-ride:

It's Only the End of the World (clips from The Film Stage)  NO YOUTUBE

The Hell or High Water trailer:

Here's Pablo Larrain's Neruda trailer:


Check in with the critical response from the Cannes fest here with compilations from Screen Daily, Ioncinema, Todaslascriticas and Reini Urban:


And...a couple of films that could figure into the end of the year awards race and that are on my Telluride radar dropped new trailers this week.  Warner's The Accountant from director Gavin O'Connor and Sony/Universal's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk from director Ang Lee.  Trailers and coverage are below:

The Accountant:

Billy Lynn:


The Light Between Oceans.  Release date is Sept. 2.  Seems like a film ready made for fall film fest season but that 9/2 release date kills Toronto.

The Film Stage article that is posted below speculates a possible play at an "earlier" fest and mentions Venice and Telluride specifically but T-ride kicks off this year on Sept. 2 as well so that's not happening.  Venice is a bare possibility, as it cranks up on Aug. 31, but that doesn't make much sense either.

Despite the intriguing second trailer (below), you get the idea that the folks at Dreamworks and Disney have decided that this film won't play, much as I suspect the same calculus has occurred with John Lee Hancock's Michael Keaton starrer The Founder which The Weinstein Company has dated for release on Aug. 5.

The Light Between Oceans Trailer via YouTube

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cannes Opens / More Views from Films in France / New Potential Telluride Players

Hello Everyone on this Thursday...


The 69th Cannes Film Fest opened with great fanfare and the screening of the latest film from Woody Allen, Cafe Society.  For the next week and a half, we'll be parsing the critical reactions out of France as well as the films that win prizes on May 22nd as we try to divine clues to any and all films that might make their way from the Croisette to the San Juans.  Stay should be fun.


The P.R. onslaught has continued unabated this week for Cannes films that will be making their premieres in the next few days.  Those that seem, at least to me, to have some Telluride potential that revealed some of themselves this week included:

A trailer for Pablo Larrain's Neruda:

Neruda trailer via YouTube

Here's coverage of the Neruda trailer release from the newly situated

New pictures from David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water:

See many more from The Film Stage here:

The Playlist also has a ton of new stills from many, many Cannes films including; From the Land of the Moon, 

The Last Face, The Handmaiden, The Unknown Girl and many, many more Here:


A couple of notes about news that came to light yesterday...

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Paul Verhoven's Cannes competition
piece, Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert.  The SPC but makes Elle a film worth keeping an eye on for Labor Day.  Normally I wouldn't have thought about a Verhoven film for T-ride but the SPC presence changes the equation.

Reports from The Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire:

And, the release yesterday of a trailer for Mira Nair's Queen of Katwe made us take note.  It gets some Telluride consideration because of Nair's presence as its director and her past appearances at The SHOW (The Namesake, Salaam Bombay).  Additionally, the film is set for a Telluride friendly Sept. 23 and although its distributor, Disney, doesn't have a great Telluride presence, they have had recent T-ride appearances with animated films: The Wind Rises, Paperman, Get a Horse.

Here's the trailer from YouTube:

and the story from Slashfilm:

More to come on Monday...

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