LOTTA INS, LOTTA OUTS PART ONE: LAST FLAG, FLORIDA AND ANOTHER WONDER
Yes. I'm quoting The Dude. I'm talkin' The Dude here. Yesterday saw at least three pieces of news that altered some parts of the fall film scene.
First...an "out". The New York Film Festival announced that Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying will be their opening film and that it will be a world premiere on Sept. 28th.
Cranston, Carell and Fishburne in Last Flag Flying (from NYFF and Collider)
That world premiere status means that the film is off the table in as far as a Telluride play is concerned.
Bums me out a bit as it is a film that I would like to have seen make the TFF #44 lineup. Bryan Cranston and Steve Carell in a "spiritual sequel" to Hal Ashby's classic The Last Detail? I would have been a very receptive viewer.
And though I never have had it high on my mental list of TFF-possibles...its status as an Amazon Studios film kept me from ruling it out completely.
But it's ruled out now. No Last Flag at T-ride.
Coverage is linked about the NYFF announcement below:
The New York Film Fest Press Release
And while Last Flag Flying was getting booted off my list, a couple of other films were dated for release yesterday which, in one case, made their Telluride case a little better and in the other might move a film onto the periphery of my list.
Sean Baker's The Florida Project was announced with an Oct. 6th release date. That puts it in very good chronological position for A24 regarding T-ride and Toronto and a possible awards play.
Florida Project news is here from Variety and here from Indiewire.
Also yesterday, Amazon announced that Woody Allen's latest, Wonder Wheel is getting a release on Dec. 1. It's Allen's first non-summer release in some time and puts it in play for awards season which means that I might have to pay attention to its chances at Telluride. I think they're small but...it is Amazon and Allen's Sweet and Lowdown played the fest back in 1999. So never say never.
Wonder Wheel announcement coverage is here from:
THE 25TH TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL RE-VISITED
Another in my continuing attempt to document, online, a more thorough examination of the history of the Telluride Film Festival. Today, a big anniversary fest. #25.
The 25th Telluride Film Festival ran Sept. 3-7, 1998 (an extra fifth day for the anniversary).
Guest Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Tributes: Meryl Streep, Vittorio Storaro, Susumu Hani
Special Medallion: Stanley Kauffman
August 32nd on Earth
Dance Me to My Song
Dancing at Lughnasa
Directed by John Ford
The Dreamlife of Angels
The Fire Within
Frank Lloyd Wright
I Stand Alone
I'm Losing You
It Happened Here
The Last Command
Life at Any Cost
Make Way for Tomorrow
The Man Who Laughs
Night of the Hunter
My Son the Fanatic
The Reckless Moment
She and He
Smiles of a Summer Night
Touch of Evil
We All Loved Each Other So Much
The Wedding March
Xiu Xiu-The Sent Down Girl
Interesting (to me anyway) notes:
Terrence Malick at TFF for the documentary he produced: Endurance. Twin Peaks alum Joan Chen directing Xiu Xiu, Denis Villeneuve with his first feature.
And that's Tuesday. Back on Thursday...
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