Organisers at the 44th Telluride Film Festival unveiled a line-up on Thursday that includes early Venice hits Downsizing and The Shape Of Water from Alexander Payne and Guillermo del Toro, as well as new work from Joe Wright (Darkest Hour) and Samuel Maoz (Foxtrot).
All in all the festival will screen more than 60 features, shorts and films in revival programmes representing 26 countries. The roster includes artist tributes, on-stage conversations, panels, student and programmes.
The 44th Telluride Film Festival runs from September 1-4.
Arthur Miller: Writer (Rebecca Miller, US, 2017)
Battle Of The Sexes (Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, US, 2017)
Darkest Hour (Joe Wright, UK, 2017)
Downsizing (Alexander Payne, US, 2017)
Eating Animals (Christopher Quinn, US, 2017)
Faces Places (Agnes Varda, JR, France, 2017)
A Fantastic Woman (Sebastián Lelio, Chile-US-Germany-Spain, 2017)
Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (Paul McGuigan, UK, 2017)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader, US, 2017)
First They Killed My Father (Angelina Jolie, US-Cambodia, 2017)
Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz, Israel, 2017)
Hostages (Rezo Gigineishvili, Georgia-Russia-Poland, 2017)
Hostiles (Scott Cooper, US, 2017)
Human Flow (Ai Weiwei, US-Germany, 2017)
The Insult (Ziad Doueiri, France-Lebanon, 2017)
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, US, 2017)
Land Of The Free (Camilla Magid, Denmark-Finland, 2017)
Lean On Pete (Andrew Haigh, UK-US, 2017)
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia-France-Belgium-Germany, 2017)
Love, Cecil (Lisa Immordino Vreeland, US, 2017)
Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, UK-Poland, 2017)
A Man Of Integrity (Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2017)
The Other Side Of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki, Finland, 2017)
The Rider (Chloé Zhao, US, 2017)
The Shape Of Water (Guillermo del Toro, US, 2017)
Tesnota (Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2017)
The Venerable W. (Barbet Schroeder, France-Switzerland, 2017)
The Vietnam War (Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, US, 2017)
Wormwood (Errol Morris, US, 2017)
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes, US, 2017).
Two documentary shorts, Heroin(E) (Elaine McMillion Sheldon, US, 2017) and Long Shot (Jacob LaMendola, US, 2017) will also play together in the main programme.
The 2017 Silver Medallion Awards, given to recognise an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema, will be presented to Christian Bale and cinematographer Ed Lachman.
Guest director Joshua Oppenheimer presents the following revival filmss:
Even Dwarfs Started Small (Werner Herzog, West Germany, 1970)
Hotel Of The Stars (Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 1981)
The Night Of The Hunter (Charles Laughton, US, 1955)
Salam Cinema (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran, 1995)
Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman, US, 1967)
The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, France, 1964).
Additional film revival films all newly restored, include The Baker’s Wife (Marcel Pagnol, France, 1938); The Cotton Club Encore (Francis Ford Coppola, US, 1984/2017); Kean, Or Disorder And Genius (Aleksandr Volkoff, France, 1924), with the Mont Alto Orchestra; and Such Is Life (Carl Junghan, Czechoslovakia, 1929).
Telluride Film Festival annually celebrates a hero of cinema who preserves, honors and presents great movies. This year’s Special Medallion award goes to Katriel Schory, director of the Israeli Film Fund.
Backlot, Telluride’s intimate screening room featuring behind-the-scenes films and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers, will screen the following:
Cinema Through The Eye Of Magnum (Sophie Bassaler, France, 2017)
Filmworker (Tony Zierra, US, 2017)
Hitler’s Hollywood (Rüdiger Suchsland, Germany, 2017)
Jamaica Man (Michael Weatherly, US, 2017)
Portrait Of Valeska Gert (Volker Schlöndorff, Germany, 1977) + Edge Of Alchemy (Stacey Steers, US, 2017)
Slim Gaillard’s Civilisation (Anthony Wall, UK, 1989)
That Summer (Göran Hugo Olsson, Sweden-US-Denmark, 2017).
“Telluride Film Festival has long been a platform for films from many different cultures and backgrounds that celebrate diversity,” Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger said. “We feel it’s more important than ever to promote the unique and beautiful differences that exist in the world. From a wide range of new American and foreign cinema to eye-opening documentaries and gorgeous restorations, we are proud to present this 44th programme and honour those artists who have made it possible.”
Additional festivities include book signings with Loung Ung for (First They Killed My Father); Peter Turner (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Alice Waters (Coming To My Senses: The Making Of A Counterculture Cook); and Willie Vlautin (Lean On Pete). There will also be an outdoor screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk, US, 2017) with Al Gore.
Huntsinger added, “The festival is honoured to collaborate with incredible partners whose unique contributions enhance our mutual values and add radiance to our festival experience. We are exceptionally grateful to our long-term relationships with Turner Classic Movies, EY, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Meyer Sound, Dolby Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, UCLA TFT, to deepening our relationships with Amazon Studios, Delta Air Lines, Participant Media, and excited to welcome significant new sponsors ARRI and FilmStruck to the mix. We also welcome back the sleek, fast, all-electric Tesla to town. A fleet will be on display and available to test drive during the festival.”