Monday, April 10, 2017

Maudie has a Trailer / Cannes Reversal of Fortune / Jump in the Wayback Machine

Good Monday folks...Welcome to the machine...


The Playlist reported this last week that TFF #43 film, Aisling Walsh's Maudie, has a new trailer.  The film features Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis.  It's the true life story of her unlikely romance and her rise as an artist.  Ethan Hawke also stars.

The trailer is here via YouTube:


Abdelatif Kechiche (from

As we wait for this week's announcement of the bulk of the program for the 70th Cannes Film Festival, which happens Thursday, we discovered that one film that had been highly anticipated and predicted for a spot will not be playing because it's turning into two films.

Abdellatif Kechiche's Mektoub is Mektoub was thought to be a very likely choice at Thursday's announcement but reorts to the contrary surfaced at the end of last week that the project will now be done as two separate films and as such neither will be ready for a bow next month in France.  That also, more than likely, means no Telluride play as well.   

Here are the details Michael Nordine at Indiewire.


Not long ago, on Ebay, I found someone willing to sell some programs from early Telluride Film I bit and picked them up.  In the correspondence that followed, I discovered that the same individual had a large collection of the programs going back almost to the beginning of TFF.  Ultimately we came to and agreement and I now have all but about four or five of the earliest programs. 

Through a different, separate source, I have a line on many of those.

As many readers of this blog have noticed, I have had, for some time, a second page that is labeled "Selected TFF History".  Additionally, the "History" link on the official website for The Telluride Film Festival, at this point, only has links to programs dating back to 2006.

So...over the next few months, I'm initiating a project to expand the history of the fest here.  My plan is to begin with the 2005 program and periodically continue back in reverse order.

I'll be using any number of sources to gather what I can and it is my hope that when we get all the way back to the 70's, I'll be able to have the material to complete the project.

So, here it is...from 2005:

The current history from my page 2:

2005- Guest Director: Don DeLillo

           Tribute: Jean and Luc Dardennes

           Shows: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Walk the Line, Cache, Breakfast on Pluto, The Child

           Guests: Peter Bogdanovich, Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart, Andy Garcia, Michael Haneke, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Neil Jordan, William H. Macy, Leonard Maltin, James Mangold, Bennett Miller, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sellars

The updated history...coming Thursday...


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