• Telluride Film Fest: Cinematheque Presents “Animal Kingdom"

    6 days ago.

    "Animal Kingdom is an art house crime saga that will put your heart in your mouth,” wrote Kenneth Turan of the LA Times, “(It’s) a moody, brooding, modern-day film noir that marks the impressive debut of an Australian writer-director who…

  • “Birdman” Flies at Oscars

    1 week ago.

    Since we are talking Oscars and “Birdman” in the same sentence, I gotta crow. Here’s the lead to my review of the 41st annual Telluride Film Festival. It’s a bird. It’s a plane – not. It’s “Birdman,” a winged version of Superman and…

  • And the Winner Is... “Boyhood” or “Birdman”?

    1 week ago.

    Google the Oscars. The same story pops up everywhere: Best guess it’s Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” versus Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “Birdman,” which opened in North America to raves at the 41st Telluride Film Festival.” Does it all really come down to heart…

  • SPARKy Productions: SPARKfilms, Telluride Library & Palm

    1 week ago.

    Very special SPARKfilms presentations Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, February 24 – 26. Next week SPARKy is hosting three big screen events. The National Theatre of Great Britain’s NT LIVE series presents a new production of the classic, “Treasure Island.” The…

  • Telluride Film Fest Cinematheque, “Boy"

    1 month ago.

    The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library are proud to present BOY (New Zealand, 2010, 87 minutes, Unrated), nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and directed by Taiki Waititi. The year is 1984, and on the…

  • Telluride & the Oscars: Nominees Announced

    1 month ago.

    True to form an impressive number of films on Oscars’ hit list found the limelight at the Telluride Film Festival, among them, “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,””Foxcatcher,””Wild,” Salt of the Earth,” “Virunga,” “Wild Tales,” "Leviathan,” and “Mr. Turner.” Here’s the full list from HuffPost Entertainment assembled by Matthew Jacobs. Take…

  • Telluride Film Festival: Sunday at the Palm, “Fantasia"

    1 month ago.

    The carefully restored version of FANTASIA opens with a live action scene, with members of an orchestra tuning their instruments in the soft blue half light. The film unspools as a triumphant visual symphony for all ages, accompanying classical pieces…

  • Golden Globes: And the Winners Are?

    1 month ago.

    Here’s what see in our review of the 41st annual Telluride Film Festival: "It’s a bird. It’s a plane – not. It’s “Birdman,” a winged version of Superman and all the other hollow comic book super heroes at the center of…

  • Former Telluride Local’s 1st Film Gets Raves

    2 months ago.

    SCOTT COHEN is an artist and director now based in New York, who used to call Telluride home. His photographic works, primarily derived from his own documentary footage, can be found in numerous collections around the world and collectively make up the…

  • Truth About Alan Turing’s (‘Imitation Game”) Death

    2 months ago.

    In our  review of Telluride Film Fest #41 feature (and now Oscar contender) “The Imitation Game,” we described a film that found its way to the top of everyone’s must-see list over Labor Day weekend. The epicenter of the story is Alan Turing,…

  • Telluride Film Fest: Sunday at the Palm, “The Painting"

    3 months ago.

    The Telluride Film Festival is thrilled to present the free community Sunday at the Palm series in collaboration with the Telluride R-1 School District. This month’s special family screening of Jean-Francois Laguionie’s THE PAINTING is “a feast for the eyes…

  • Noel Nite: “Big Hero 6,” Free at Nugget

    3 months ago.

    Part of the Noel Night  celebration, the kick-off of the holiday season in Telluride, the Telluride Film Festival and the Formbys (who own the Nugget Building) present Nugget Nights, a free family movie for the community on Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday,…

  • Mountainfilm 2014: Lincoln Center, New York

    3 months ago.

    In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a treat for denizens of the Big Apple: for the 5th year, Mountainfilm in Telluride returns to the Film Society of Lincoln Center  with a weekend of documentaries about adventure, environment, and culture. But mainly…

  • Clark’s “Nolan’s 14”: Screening at Nugget Sunday, 11/23/2014

    3 months ago.

    Filmmaker and elite athlete Ben Clark screens his latest film about “Nolan’s 14,” the biggest mountain line in North America, perhaps the world. Show time is Sunday, 7:30 p.m., at the Nugget. Free to all, including swag. Think you’re tough?…

  • Mountainfilm: “An Honest Liar,” Backstory

    3 months ago.

    James "The Amazing" Randi was a guest at Mountainfilm 2014, in support of the doc about his life and work, “An Honest Liar," a festival favorite – both the film and the man. James Randi became a world-famous magician and escape artist…

  • Telluride Film Fest: The New Yorker Reviews “Birdman"

    3 months ago.

    We led with the film when we posted our review on Telluride Inside... and Out right after Labor Day weekend. Alejandro Inarritu’s “Birdman” was one of the buzziest films of the 41st annual Telluride Film Festival. With his very insightful, very funny, very…