TEN (20) BETS FOR TFF #8
We're two weeks away as of today from the opening pf the 45th Telluride Film Festival. As we close in on the Labor Day weekend, our list of films that I think will play is expanding. This week's newest reveals from the Toronto International Film Festival has changed the landscape in terms a new film or two being added or confirmed and also through the elimination of a number of titles that could still make an appearance when the official program drops on Thursday, Aug. 30th.
Here's a review of where the Ten Bets list was last Friday:
1) First Man
3) The Old Man and the Gun
4) The Front Runner
6) Cold War
9) Can You Ever Forgive Me?
11) The Favourite
12) White Boy Rick
14) The Other Side of the Wind
15) Meeting Gorbachev
Girl, Border, , They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, Graves Without a Name, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, The Eyes of Orson Welles, On the Basis of Sex, He Dreams of Giants, Free Solo, Angels Are Made of Light, The Biggest Little Farm, Ghost Fleet, Cheney (Backseat), Nothing Like a Dame, Mid 90s, Mary Queen of Scots, Boy Erased, Ad Astra
And here is your new Ten (20) Bets:
1) The Old Man and the Gun
3) First Man
4) The Front Runner
6) The Favourite
7) Cold War
10) Can You Ever Forgive Me?
12) Boy Erased
13) White Boy Rick
15) The Other Side of the Wind
16) Meeting Gorbachev
17) Free Solo
18) Graves Without a Name
19) Birds of Passage
Ghost Fleet, They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, The Eyes of Orson Welles, On the Basis of Sex, He Dreams of Giants, Angels Are Made of Light, The Biggest Little Farm, Ghost Fleet, Cheney (Backseat), Nothing Like a Dame, Mary Queen of Scots, Ad Astra, The White Crow, The Aspern Papers.
I'd also mention that there are a couple of other titles that I am vaguely aware of that could poke their way onto the list that aren't currently named here.
ROMA TRAILER LOOKS IMPRESSIVE
Netflix released a new teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's Roma yesterday and it looks marvelous. Here it is from YouTube:
The film has the distinction of playing all four major fall fests: T-ride, TIFF, Venice and New York. At the moment it appears to share that distinction with Olivier Assayas Non-Fiction.
Roma is as yet still not dated for a theatrical release. IMDb reports that it has an internet release date of Dec. 14th.
I have linked coverage of the release of the trailer from Indiewire and The Playlist.
The BFI/London Film Fest announced yesterday that almost-certain Telluride title, Mike Leigh's Peterloo, will appear as a part of that fest with a screening in Manchester, England. That is reportedly the first time any film that is a part of the the BFI/LFF will screen outside of London.
Additionally, Amazon Studios released a poster for the film yesterday. That release and the announcement of the special Manchester screening (site of the events depicted in the film) had special significance. Eagle-eyed friend of the blog Patrick Pringle noted in a message to me that yesterday was the 199th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.
Here's the poster:
If you missed it from last month, here's the trailer for the film from YouTube:
That's your Friday MTFB. I'll have more on Monday!
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