• 2017 Oscar Nominations Announced

    3 weeks ago.

    Guess which film festival premiered (or featured the North American premiere) four of the nine movies nominated for Best Picture. Yes, of course, the Telluride Film Festival, which screened “La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Moonlight” and “Arrival.” The following is…

  • And the Winner Is: Telluride Film Fest Sweeps Golden Globes

    1 month ago.

    I know, I know. The directors of the Telluride Film Festival are all about the art, not the business, of filmmaking. The event celebrates the finest ribbons of dreams; it is not a horse race, where the goal is to pick a winner. But…

  • Another Perspective On the Oscars: What Species of Film Should Win This Year?

    1 month ago.

    Post-election are we looking for movies that make us feel good - or good movies that make us think more deeply about our world? Or both? Is the choice between heart and mind a fair and reasonable debate? Writing for the Huff…

  • Telluride Film Fest & Library: Buena Vista Social Club, 1/2/17

    1 month ago.

    Telluride Film Festival's Cinematheque is collaboration between 
The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library. BUENTA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB  (1997) screens Monday, January 2, 6 p.m. at the Wilkinson Public Library. Rated G, 105 minutes. FREE TO ALL. Scroll down for…

  • TFF Cinematheque: “This Is Spinal Tap,” 12/5

    2 months ago.

    Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque is collaboration between Film Fest and the Wilkinson Public Library. FREE program on Monday, December 5, 6 p.m. at the library is THIS IS SPINAL TAP, 82 minutes. In a 2001 re-review of the 1984 rock classic, critic Roger Ebert…

  • Opera House: TGR’s “Tight Loose”

    2 months ago.

    Telluride's Sheridan Arts Foundation and BootDoctors present Teton Gravity Research’s “Tight Loose.” Event takes place at Sheridan Opera House on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, 6 & 9 p.m. Tickets $15 per show adults, $7 kids 18 and under. Tickets and additional…

  • Telski & BootDoctors Present: “The Fourth Phase,” 12/2

    2 months ago.

    The Telluride Ski Resort & BootDoctors host a fundraiser for San Miguel Search & Rescue. The event, a screening of “The Fourth Phase,” takes place Friday, December 2. Doors are at 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. is a drawing. Film scheduled…

  • Opera House: “Here, There & Everywhere,” 9/26

    3 months ago.

    Telluride's Sheridan Arts Foundation & BootDoctors present Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere.” Screening is Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, 6 & 9 p.m, Sheridan Opera House.  Screenings are sponsored by BootDoctors, who are generously providing swag to be given away and raffled…

  • “Moonlight”: Yet Another Love Letter

    3 months ago.

    We keep capturing the rapture, the limelight, surrounding Telluride Film Festival regular and student alum Barry Jenkins’ latest project. His “Moonlight” screened at the 43rd annual gathering of cinephiles over Labor Day weekend. It opened in general release on November 4. Wherever the movie was…

  • “Moonlight": In the Limelight (Or, Can You Spell O-S-C-A-R?)

    3 months ago.

    At the screening of  Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight" – a love fest – the rapt Telluride audience learned the writer-director had come up through the ranks of the Telluride Film Festival, doing everything he could to keep his hand in the game after his days attending the Student…

  • Telluride Film Fest: “Sunday at the Palm” Presents "Clash of the Titans"

    3 months ago.

    Sunday, October 30, 4 p.m. Telluride’s Michael D. Palm Theatre for the Performing Arts. “Clash of the Titans.” Presented by the Telluride Film Festival. Rated PG. Free to all. Running time, 118 minutes. The Telluride Film Festival is pleased to present the Sunday at…

  • 14 Toronto Film Fest Movies Worth Noting

    4 months ago.

    Two of the must-see films from the Toronto Film Fest on Matthew Jacobs’ list in his Huff Post blog launched at the Telluride Film Festival: ”La La Land” and “Aliens.” My review of  TFF here. Attending the Toronto Film Festival is like stepping into…

  • Telluride Film Fest Cinematheque: “Woodstock"

    4 months ago.

    The Telluride Film Fest, in collaboration with the Telluride Library, launches the next Cinematheque series, “Music & Film,” on Monday, October 10, 6 p.m. in the Program Room. Free to all. The 17th edition of the Telluride Film fest's Cinematheque is a four-part series that explores the relationship between…

  • Sunday at The Palm: "April and the Extraordinary World"

    5 months ago.

    The Telluride Film Festival presents “Sunday at the Palm, "April and the Extraordinary World," (2015). Sunday, September 25, 4 p.m. Michael D. Palm Theatre for the Performing Arts. Rated PG. FREE TO ALL. Running time 105 minutes. “It feels somewhat clichéd to call an animated…

  • Telluride Film Fest, After the Fest: “Chasing Trane” & “Maudie"

    5 months ago.

    On the surface, the protagonists in the two films featured at The Nugget that night have nothing in common beyond the photochemical medium used to tell their stories: one was a painter from a small town who stayed small town; the other…

  • Telluride Film Fest: AO Scott Interviews Barry Jenkins On "Moonlight"

    5 months ago.

    At the screening of  Barry Jenkins’ sophomore project and masterpiece, “Moonlight – a love fest – the rapt audience learned the writer-director had come up through the ranks at the Telluride Film Festival, doing everything to remain involved after his days attending the Student…