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The 41st Annual Telluride Film Festival

TFF41_NoBorder_webThis year, I attended the 41st annual Telluride Film Festival. In order of preference, here’s a quick overview of my festival this year, with a few remarks.

Program Guide (PDF)
Opening Announcement (PDF)

  1. Birdman

    Easily the best movie of the festival. Birdman was technically excellent, well acted, with an interesting, surreal, otherworldly story. I’m still not totally sure what it was about, but it was great. The presentation as a mostly continuous steadycam shot was brilliant – it took me a bit to realize what was going on, and the single shot tied everything together. Seams between shots were brilliant, and I loved Emma Stone!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJfLoE6hanc

  2. The Imitation Game

    The cinematography was technically excellent, story was interesting, and the acting was good. Not sure I’d see this again, but I definitely enjoyed watching. I appreciated the three color themes, keeping track of the three time periods.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5CjKEFb-sM

  3. ’71
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIYDNyEkJP4
  4. 99 Homes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyI1Lk4_N8A
  5. The Gate
  6. Rosewater
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGOYHIqmmiM
  7. Magician
  8. Forbidden Films
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxEAc1Yyr1o
  9. Night Will Fall
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbB9NCYzQVU
  10. Wild
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn2-GSqPyl0
  11. Foxcatcher
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PypvNBTdxnY
  12. Where Eagles Dare
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-_P-DoBe6E

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