Good Monday to All and welcome back from the weekend.
FRIDAY BUSINESS PART ONE-DREAMS OF JACKIE
Last Friday's post included some speculation concerning Pablo Larrain's Jackie. The film was announced for Venice on Thursday and the thinking was that, as we are already relatively certain that his Neruda is going to play Telluride that, perhaps, Jackie might play T-ride as well. The thought was echoed at Hollywood Elsewhere by Jeffrey Wells.
Wells, however, appears to have re-thought the proposition. He posted on Friday that he head re-evaluated and that he doubts that scenario will occur.
Here's the relevant section of the HE post:
I suspect that Wells has some serious inside industry dope when he concludes with that final sentence.
You can see the entire post here:
FRIDAY BUSINESS PART TWO-EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
I suggested Friday the admittedly way, way outside possibility that Ron Howard might chose to bring his new Beatles documentary to Telluride. The thin evidence that I cited included The Playlist's guess that the film might play a couple of fall film fests, that Hulu might try to follow in the footsteps of Netflix and Amazon, that the release date of 9/15 really means that if it does play a fest it can only be among the Telluride/Venice/Toronto triumvirate.
Over the weekend I added a couple of other pieces of circumstantial evidence. Variety's story about the release of the second trailer for the film revealed that the theatrical distribution is being handled by Abramorama which had Laurie Anderson;s Heart of Dog at T-ride last year and Particle Fever in 2013. So, you have a distib that's not unfamiliar with Telluride and vice versa.
The Variety report is here:
The other piece of circumstantial evidence...Sir Paul's concert schedule is open for any or all of the three fall fests as he has no shows scheduled between Aug. 18th and Oct. 4th according to Pollstar:
|Sun 08/07/16||East Rutherford, NJ||MetLife Stadium|
|Tue 08/09/16||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|Wed 08/10/16||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|Sat 08/13/16||St. Louis, MO||Busch Stadium|
|Mon 08/15/16||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|Wed 08/17/16||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|Thu 08/18/16||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|Tue 10/04/16||Sacramento, CA||Golden 1 Center|
|Appearing at "Desert Trip"|
|Sat 10/08/16||Indio, CA||Empire Polo Club|
|Sat 10/15/16||Indio, CA||Empire Polo Club|
MTFB disclaimer: DO I think this is going to happen? Not really but it's fun to make the suggestion.
MTFB SHOWS UP ON AWARDS CIRCUIT
When MTFB turns into The Film Awards Clearinghouse after TFF #43 concludes and focuses on the business of tracking the Telluride films that end up having an effect on this year's Awards season, one of the sources that I have included is Clayton Davis' Awards Circuit.
Now, AC has returned the favor as Davis posted a Toronto lineup piece on Saturday that referenced yours truly:
My thanks to Mr. Davis for the shout out and linkage.
You can see the entirety of the post here:
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