• How Chris McCandless Died

    9 hours ago.

    In a piece published in The New Yorker, Jon Krakaur revisits the mystery of how Christopher McCandless, the subject of his book, (and the subsequent film that premiered in Telluride), "Into The Wild," died. Twenty-one years ago this month, on September 6,…

  • 11 Films That Already Have Oscar Buzz

    Yesterday

    Melissa Hugal, a freelance writer, blogger, and film critic offers up this post in .MIC about the 11 films that already have Oscar buzz.  Four of the films presented (with trailers) premiered here in Telluride, once again showing off the…

  • Robin Williams– Home Town Boy

    2 days ago.

    On EatDrinkFilms, Gary Meyer, senior curator of the Telluride Film Festival, wrote a moving story about Robin Williams. Though I met him casually at screenings or film gatherings here in San Francisco, I especially remember once at La Strada in…

  • Telluride Film Fest: Roger Ebert Honored

    6 days ago.

    For many years, the iconic critic Roger Ebert was a regular at the Telluride Film Festival – and many other similar gatherings around the globe. After Ebert lost his battle with cancer in April of last year, the Telluride Film Fest's top two…

  • The Top 11 Ski Movies of All Time

    1 week ago.

    From Unofficial Networks: "It’s not easy to come up with a list of the great ski movies of all time but Mensjournal.com has taken a crack at it. Here is a look at what they considered to be the 11 greatest ski…

  • Toronto Film Fest: So Far, Buzzless

    2 weeks ago.

    It was meant to be a remix of the David & Goliath story, with the Telluride Film Fest being the underdog and Toronto the towering giant. And so far the outcome fits the outcome of the story, however dubious: Telluride…

  • Telluride Film Fest: “At Telluride, the Movies Reawaken"

    2 weeks ago.

    Not only is the Telluride Film Festival done and gone, so is the After the Telluride Film Fest, but the reviews keep rolling in. We think one from The Wall Street Journal online is particularly good. The very first thing I…

  • Telluride Film Fest: A Review from "First Showing"

    2 weeks ago.

    Hope you enjoyed reading our review. This one is  from First Showing.  Alex Billington and I are on the same page.  Out under the stars, breathing quietly, staring up in awe wishing they'd never go away... Aw yes, Telluride. I've…

  • After Telluride Film Fest Festival

    3 weeks ago.

    Telluride Film Festival announces its schedule for AFTER TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL (ATFF) running Tuesday, September 1 – Thursday, September 4, 2014. ATFF will take place at the Palm and Nugget theatres. Single tickets and passes will be sold at both…

  • Telluride Film Fest: Oscar Contenders in Lineup

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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

    3 weeks 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 vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    3 weeks ago.

    For months now, the kerfuffle between the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival has filled the airwaves and social media outlets. With Labor Day weekend around the corner speculation about which films will screen at our notoriously close-mouthed…

  • A Few Ways the Telluride Film Fest Thanks the Community

    4 weeks 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

    4 weeks 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

    4 weeks 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,…