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Screen Talk: Telluride Film Festival Predictions and Preview

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 22, 2014 at 12:41PM

The Thursday before Labor Day weekend, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I will arrive in Telluride, a little mining town in the Colorado Rockies, when we'll finally learn what's actually on the Telluride Film Festival schedule. On this week's podcast, we suss out our best guesses on the program. What impact will the new rules of engagement--no Telluride premieres on Toronto's first weekend--have on the two festivals?
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The Thursday before Labor Day weekend, Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I will arrive in Telluride, a little mining town in the Colorado Rockies, when we'll finally learn what's actually on the Telluride Film Festival schedule. I'll be on the L.A.shuttle to Montrose, where they hand out the schedule, and Eric will be flying commercial from New York. On this week's podcast, we suss out our best guesses on the program--easier this year, now that the Toronto International Film Festival has labeled all its programs with "world" or "Canadian" or "North American" premiere etc. What impact will the new rules of engagement--no Telluride premieres on Toronto's first weekend--have on the festivals?  

Listen below or on iTunes.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.