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Telluride Lands a Rich Program and Key World Premieres Ahead of Toronto

The Telluride Film Festival program unspooling over Labor Day weekend (August 29 - September 1) is choice, with 25 new features out of 85 feature films, short films and revivals from 28 countries. (Full program below.) Clearly, the festival did not lose the battle with the Toronto Film Festival. Venice got first dibs on the rapturously received "Birdman," "The Price of Fame," "The Look of Silence" and "99 Homes." And Open Road advance-screened its Telluride world premiere, Jon Stewart's debut film "Rosewater," for some critics (reviews here) which may not have been their best move.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 28, 2014 2:38 PM
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Jon Stewart to Bring Directorial Debut 'Rosewater' to TIFF, Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

Following a summer-long hiatus from hosting "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart reclaims the anchor's chair Tuesday night just before taking his directorial debut "Rosewater" to TIFF later this week to share footage and pitch foreign buyers.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 3, 2013 2:04 PM
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