FIRST LOOKS FOR YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
Among the films chosen to play at Cannes that has caught my eye as a possibility to play Telluride in September is Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix.
The combination of Ramsay (who played T-ride in 2011 with We Need to Talk About Kevin), a Cannes selection and Amazon with distribution (Amazon had Manchester by the Sea at Telluride last year) make me believe that the film has a good shot at a T-ride slot.
Amazon released the first images for the film this past week which included the still from above.
Details and other photos can be accessed with these links:
WAKEFIELD BEGINS TO EMERGE
One of the films that I salivated the most about prior to TFF #43 was Bryan Cranston's Wakefield. The film dropped a complete trailer this week in its run up to a release on May 19th. You can see the trailer above and find more about the film, the trailer and its release here:
BARRY JENKINS PROFILED
Director/writer Barry Jenkins has had a whirlwind going since Moonlight dropped at Telluride last Labor Day weekend. The film became a key player in the awards season earning eight Academy Award nominations and it won Oscars for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor. Jenkins was busy throughout.
The Denver Post recently profiled the film maker who, as you might expect, is red hot as a result of Moonlight's success. Take a look by clicking on the link.
BURNS PRESENTS VIETNAM AT HARVARD
I mentioned this as a potential SHOW addition in the last post: Ken Burns screening some of the 18 hours that will make up his documentary Vietnam that is scheduled to begin screening on PBS on Sept. 17th.
Burns recently screened some of the footage at Harvard and also appeared to answer some questions.
Coverage and clues about the project can be found here From The Harvard Gazette.
A LOOK BACK AT TFF #31
I continue the project I wrote about last week in today's post as I try to expend the history of past Telluride Film Festivals beyond the program links on the official Telluride Film Festival website.
Today, it's the 31st fest which ran from Sept. 3-6, 2004. Here's the review of the program:
Guest Director: Buck Henry
Adam and Paul
Baober in Love
Francis, George and Theo
From Saturday to Sunday
House of Flying Daggers
Landscape in the Mist
Maugham and the Secret Agent
Million $ Legs
Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow
Viva La Muerte
Gael Garcia Bernal
Andrea Arnold is included with a short entitled Wasp.
And that's that for this Thursday...more on Monday.
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