I think we have another Toronto announcement today...we'll see what we see...
WHEN THEY DO YOUR JOB FOR YOU
It doesn't get easier than this though the confirmation comes from a surprising source. Werner Herzog's Into the Inferno, which I had penciled into last Friday's Ten (Plus) Bets as probable for Telluride owing to its announced premiere status from Toronto is confirmed by...wait for it...Werner Herzog.
Herzog, speaking on Mark Maron's podcast pronounced that the film would be a part of the TFF #43 lineup. The admission was reported by a number of film outlets (see below).
It's something of a shocker, as Herzog, who has a lengthy history with the fest, has to be abundantly aware that Telluride doesn't reveal the lineup until the day before the festival begins.
Still, I'll take the confirmation and move on.
Reports of the admission from Mr. Herzog are here:
HIDDEN FIGURES POSTER REVEALED
Hot on the heels of its Olympic debuting trailer the Theodore Melfi film Hidden Figures revealed a poster yesterday:
Again, you have to figure that it's not really a likely Telluride play...as Melfi (or someone purporting to be Melfi) said himself on Twitter over the weekend but there is a difference between "Not likely" and "never gonna happen".
Hidden Figures is currently scheduled to open on Jan. 13, 2017.
THE PLAYLIST'S 50 FALL FILMS
The Playlist was up yesterday with a list of 50+ films that they say are their most anticipated for this coming fall/awards season. Probable Telluride films are well represented in the article:
Moonlight, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land, Things to Come, Neruda, Julieta and Toni Erdmann all make the list.
Also included are a number of films with no fall film fest agenda for the moment:
Sully, Rules Don't Apply, The Accountant, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Allied, Silence, Miss Sloane, Fences, Collateral Beauty, Passengers, Gold and The Founder.
Some of these films aren't ready for screening. Some will almost certainly be announced for The AFI Fest. Some won't play a major festival at all. I can see anywhere between none and five still showing at The SHOW.
The Playlist list is here:
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