• Telluride Film Fest: Oscar Contenders in Lineup

    4 days ago.

    The cat is out of the bag. The Telluride Film Fest’s lineup was published hours ago. Now the speculation about the movies that are actually here is heating up. Take this story by Pete Hammond from deadline.com. The 41st Telluride…

  • 41st Annual Telluride Film Festival Announces Program Line-Up

    5 days ago.

    41st edition plays host to 25 new feature films in its main program. Tribute programs honoring Volker Schlöndorff, Hilary Swank and the 35th Anniversary of "Apocalypse Now." The people who make the popcorn seem to know what they are doing. Let’s give…

  • Between the Covers: Ken Burns & Friends at 2014 Film Fest Sidewalk Signings

    5 days ago.

    Ken Burns is one of Telluride’s favorite sons, since 1985 a regular at the Telluride Film Festival (August 29 – September 1), where is he also a board member.   In truth, the iconic filmmaker has a 20+year relationship with the…

  • Telluride Film Fest: Meyer Sound Partner, Bringing Sound to New Heights at Herzog

    6 days ago.

    The Telluride Film Festival is proud to announce the permanent acquisition of a complete Meyer Sound 7.1 cinema sound system for the new Werner Herzog Theater. Custom designed for the Herzog by Meyer Sound, the system is anchored by the…

  • A Few Ways the Telluride Film Fest Thanks the Community

    1 week ago.

    Many years ago, Telluride Film Festival director and co-founder Bill Pence proclaimed his on-going allegiance to the town. “There would be no Telluride Film Festival without Telluride,” he said, “We try to thank the community in ways that count.” Pence’s…

  • Telluride Film Festival 2014: No Pass? Don't Pass

    1 week ago.

    “No matter what kind of year I have had, if I come to Telluride, it’s been a good year,” Werner Herzog, honored by Film Fest’s newest venue Lights! Camera! Action! The 41st annual Telluride Film Festival officially begins with the…

  • Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection

    1 week ago.

    At last year's film festival I was able to see "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" on the big screen and was as mesmerized by this film as I had been when I saw it, and the performance of Klaus Kinski,…

  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    1 week ago.

    Justin Chang, Chief Film Critic at Variety, weighs in on how "Toronto's divisive new strategy has put Telluride on the defensive as the 2014 fall Film Festival season gets underway."  Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new.…

  • Telluride Museum: “An Evening with Ken Burns”

    2 weeks ago.

    “(Ken) Burns is not only the greatest documentarian of the day, but also the most influential filmmaker period. That includes feature filmmakers like George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. I say that because Burns not only turned millions of persons onto…

  • EatDrinkFilms!: Gary Meyer on Roger Ebert

    3 weeks ago.

    EatDrinkFilms! is a wonderful e-zine I recently discovered thanks to Gary Meyer, yes, the very same who was co-director of the Telluride Film Festival (this year, August 29 - September 1) and is now serving as the event’s Senior Curator. The 15th issue, for example, includes a…

  • Film Fest Cinematheque at Telluride Library

    4 weeks ago.

    Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque at the Wilkinson Public Library  The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library are proud to present Cinematheque, a collaboration that brings Festival-quality films year-round to the community of Telluride. The three-part summer series, entitled “Many Tales,”  has…

  • The Reign Of 'Purple Rain'

    1 month ago.

    30 years ago this weekend, Black music merged into the world of "Rock" thanks to the amazing talent and showmanship of Prince. Prince's semi-autobiographical film, Purple Rain, hit theaters 30 years ago this weekend. Many people went to see it multiple…

  • Unpublished Photos of Hanna-Barbera Making ‘The Flintstones’

    1 month ago.

    If you're a "Flintstones" fan you're going to love this post by Amid Amidi, the Owner, Publisher and Editer of Cartoon Brew: In November 1960, LIFE magazine published an article about the breakout success of Hanna-Barbera’s seminal primetime animated series…

  • Werner Herzog Talks About His Latest Film: ‘Queen Of The Desert’

    1 month ago.

    Here's several excerpts from an article in The Playlist about Werner Herzog's latest film, "Queen of The Desert."  A film that just might premier at this year's Telluride Film Festival. German filmmaker Werner Herzog is on the brain today. The…

  • SPARKfilms: “Fantasia” in Mountain Village

    1 month ago.

    Tuesday nights in Mountain Village continues its busy summer season. Following this week’s TSRC Town Talk at the Telluride Conference Center at sundown, the next free movie to be screened as part of the Free Lawn Chair Movies series is…

  • The Fall Festival 50: Our Wishlist For The Venice, Telluride And Toronto Film Festivals

    2 months ago.

      The Playlist staff has compiled a list of 50 new films that may appear in this Fall's film festival circuit, including the Telluride Film Festival (TIFF).  In addition to a synopsis of each film, the likelihood of the film…