The TellurideFilm Festival, one of the worlds most secretive festivals whichdoesnt announce its lineup until the event itself begins, kicked off its29th festival today (Friday) in the Colorado mountain-top resort andwill screen four world premieres in its four-day schedule including new filmsfrom Paul Schrader and Larry Clark.
The festival,run by Bill Pence and Tom Luddy, with this years guest director AlbertoBarbera, is paying tribute to Schrader who is attending with his new picture AutoFocus, a portrait of TVstar Bob Crane starring Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe and Rita Wilson. Alsohonoured is documentary master DA Pennebaker whose latest collaboration withChris Hegedus Only The Strong Survive gets its North American premiere at the festival, as wellas the documentary about them See What Happens: The Story Of DA Pennebakerand Chris Hegedus.
Other NorthAmerican premieres include Michael Moores Bowling For Columbine, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepes LostIn La Mancha, GasparNoes Irreversible, the documentary Blind Spot about Hitlers secretary, Lynne Ramseys MorvernCallar, AlexeiBalabanovs The War, Marco Bellochios In My Mothers Smile, Fernando Meirelles City OfGod, AlexanderRogozhkins Cuckoo, Emanuele Crialeses Respiro, Pedro Almodovars Talk To Her, David Cronenbergs Spider, Philip Noyces Rabbit-ProofFence and AlexanderSokurovs Russian Ark.
As well as AutoFocus, the other worldpremieres are Larry Clark and Ed Lachmans hard-hitting Ken Park, Steven Cantors documentary WillieNelson: Still Is Still Moving and Godfrey Reggios Naqoyqatsi, the third in his trilogy which beganwith Koyaanisqatsiand Powaqqatsi.