TORONTO ANNOUNCEMENT EXAMINED
The Toronto International Film Festival announced a total of 68 films this morning. By examining their announced premiere status one can make a pretty educated guess as to the films from that list of 68 that are likely to make the TFF #43 lineup. It's not always 100% accurate. I have seen a film or two listed as a TIFF World Premiere that went on to play Telluride the weekend before Toronto but since the advent of "honest premiere" status that is very rare.
Onto the news from this morning. Based on their status as "Canadian Premieres" we can probably expect to see the following at Telluride:
Bleed for This
La La Land
Things to Come
Manchester by the Sea is also listed as a Canadian Premiere but that would have been true at any rate as it was a Sundance film. I still think it's a pretty likely owing to things I have read (Wells) and heard. The CP designation may signal that it might play at Venice in some capacity.
Birth of a Nation is listed as an International Premiere which (as Wells said yesterday) indicates no Telluride play.
One other International Preem is Brotherhood which will have premiered in the UK prior to playing TIFF...so not a T-ride player.
All other films announced this morning were labeled World or North American Premieres which indicates that they will NOT play Telluride and, as it is every year, there were some surprises including:
Salt and Fire.
All films I had thought had superior chances of playing TFF #43.
Also, as I have thought for most of the summer, Elle will not play Telluride.
Films that I had hoped to play Telluride that are off the blocks are:
A Monster Calls
The Secret Scripture
People that could be showing up with their films in Telluride:
Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhardt, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn
Still unannounced after this morning:
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
20th Century Women
Rules Don't Apply
Live by Night
The Girl on the Train
The Lost City of Z
I'm probably leaving some out.
Here's the official press release from Toronto with descriptions and premiere statuses:
MORE TO COME...