• [The Daily] Telluride 2017

    By David Hudson

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    The forty-fourth Telluride Film Festival runs from September 1 through 4, and this entry will serve as an index to the coverage of the coverage. For Variety, Kristopher Tapley talks with TFF executive director Julie Huntsinger, noting “the prevalence of female filmmakers on the main program slate. Of the 30 titles, nine were directed by women. ‘There’s not some agenda that we ever set out with,’ Huntsinger cautions. ‘[Festival co-founder] Tom [Luddy] and I sit down and watch movies, and the ones we respond to the most are the ones that we select. I think [this prevalence] speaks to female directors working and wanting to tell important, interesting, exceptional stories.’”

    MAIN PROGRAM

    Arthur Miller: Writer, directed by Rebecca Miller.

    Battle of the Sexes, Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton. Image above.

    Darkest Hour, Joe Wright.

    Downsizing, Alexander Payne. Reviews from Venice and Toronto.

    Eating Animals, Christopher Quinn.

    Faces Places, Agnes Varda and JR. Cannes.

    A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio.

    Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Paul McGuigan.

    First Reformed, Paul Schrader. Venice and Toronto.

    First They Killed My Father, Angelina Jolie.

    Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz. Venice and Toronto.

    Hostages, Rezo Gigineishvili.

    Hostiles, Scott Cooper.

    Human Flow, Ai Weiwei.

    The Insult, Ziad Doueiri.

    Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig.

    Land of the Free, Camilla Magid.

    Lean on Pete, Andrew Haigh. Venice and Toronto.

    Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev. Cannes.

    Love, Cecil, Lisa Immordino Vreeland.

    Loving Vincent, Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

    A Man of Integrity, Mohammad Rasoulof.

    The Other Side of Hope, Aki Kaurismäki. Critics Round Up.

    The Rider, Chloé Zhao. Cannes.

    The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro.

    Tesnota, Kantemir Balagov.

    The Venerable W., Barbet Schroeder.

    The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

    Wormwood, Errol Morris.

    Wonderstruck, Todd Haynes. Cannes.

    Two documentary shorts, Heroin(e), directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon, and Long Shot, directed by Jacob LaMendola, will also screen together in the main program.

    GUEST DIRECTOR

    Revival Selections by Joshua Oppenheimer

    Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970), Werner Herzog. Critics Round Up.

    Hotel of the Stars (1981), Jon Bang Carlsen.

    The Night of the Hunter (1955), Charles Laughton. Critics Round Up.

    Salam Cinema (1995), Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

    Titicut Follies (1967), Frederick Wiseman. Critics Round Up.

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Jacques Demy. Critics Round Up.

    Additional film revival programs, all newly restored, include Marcel Pagnol’s The Baker’s Wife (1938); Francis Ford Coppola’s Cotton Club Encore (1984/2017); Aleksandr Volkoff’s Kean, or Disorder and Genius (1924), with the Mont Alto Orchestra; and Carl Junghan’s Such is Life (1929).

    BACKLOT

    Behind-the-scenes movies and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers

    Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum, Sophie Bassaler.

    Filmworker, Tony Zierra. Cannes.

    Hitler’s Hollywood, Rüdiger Suchsland.

    Jamaica Man, Michael Weatherly.

    Portrait of Valeska Gert (1977), Volker Schlöndorff, and Edge of Alchemy, Stacey Steers.

    Slim Gaillard’s Civilisation (1989), Anthony Wall.

    That Summer, Göran Hugo Olsson.

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