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WATCH: Alejandro González Iñárritu Talks 'Birdman' Risks at Telluride (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Alejandro González Iñárritu brought "Birdman" to Telluride, where it played well to the cinephile crowd and should prove a serious Oscar contender for Fox Searchlight. We talked on video as well as audio.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 1, 2014 6:05 PM
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Things I Learned at Telluride's 'Apocalypse Now' Anniversary Screening

On the opening day of the 41st Telluride Film Festival, it was possible to spend several hours immersed in "Apocalypse Now", which received a special tribute, 35 years after its initial release in 1979.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • August 31, 2014 3:09 PM
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'Wild' Screens For the First Time on Telluride Opening Day (REVIEW)

The Telluride Film Festival opened with Reese Witherspoon hiking adventure "Wild," from the director of "Dallas Buyer's Club."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 29, 2014 7:57 PM
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WATCH: Astonishing 'Winter Sleep' Trailer Ahead of Fall Fests

North American festivalgoers will at last get a taste of what made Cannes go crazy for Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Palme d'Or winner "Winter Sleep" when it hits Telluride this weekend, and Toronto in September. Watch the new trailer below.
  • By Elaina Patton
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  • August 29, 2014 5:28 PM
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TELLURIDE WATCH: New International Trailer for Russian 'Leviathan'

Ahead of the film's appearance at Telluride and Toronto, Russian epic "Leviathan" has its first trailer. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev's film nabbed Best Screenplay, and gushing praise, at Cannes this year.
  • By Elaina Patton
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  • August 29, 2014 4:10 PM
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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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Workman Orson Welles Documentary Will Debut at Telluride

You can always count on a few cinephile documentaries to show at the Telluride Film Festival. This year Chuck Workman will debut his newest film "Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 28, 2014 12:50 PM
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Jon Stewart's Debut 'Rosewater' Tells a Captivating True Story, But Is It Great Filmmaking?

It was no surprise to see Jon Stewart's directorial debut "Rosewater," a retelling of Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari's (Gael Garcia Bernal) 118-day incarceration in Iran in 2009, on Telluride's lineup this morning. Ahead of the fest, first reviews, which don't exactly portend unanimous acclaim, are up.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 28, 2014 12:27 PM
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Screen Talk: Telluride Film Festival Predictions and Preview

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?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 22, 2014 12:41 PM
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How Roadside Attractions Made Hit of 'Most Wanted Man,' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Web is Changing the Movie Business

Roadside Attractions' Howard Cohen Talks 'A Most Wanted Man,' Philip Seymour Hoffman, fall film festivals, theaters vs. VOD and the indie future.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 30, 2014 2:37 PM
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