Telluride Film Festival Gets ‘Birdman,’ ‘Wild,’ and More

telluride-poster-headerWell they have finally spoken.  The anticipated list of films screening at the Telluride Film Festival has been released and it is packed with Oscar hopefuls and smaller prestige films that can surprise.

You can see the list down below but the big ones is Birdman, 99 Homes, The Imitation Game, and Wild, all perceived to have some Oscar buzz.  Jon Stewart’s Rosewater will also have a debut there, after just premiering in Venice (that news to come).

The Telluride lineup:

“The 50 Year Argument” (d. Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi, U.K.-U.S., 2014)
“’71” (d. Yann Demange, U.K., 2014)
“99 Homes” (d. Ramin Bahrani, U.S., 2014)
“Birdman” (d. Alejandro González Iñárritu, U.S., 2014)
“Dancing Arabs” (d. Eran Riklis, Israel-Germany-France, 2014)
“The Decent One” (d. Vanessa Lapa, Australia-Israel-Germany, 2014)
“Diplomacy” (d. Volker Schlöndorff, France-Germany, 2014)
“Foxcatcher” (d. Bennett Miller, U.S., 2014)
“The Gate” (d. Régis Wargnier, France-Belgium-Cambodia, 2014)
“The Homesman” (d. Tommy Lee Jones, U.S., 2014)
“The Imitation Game” (d. Morten Tyldum, U.K.-U.S., 2014)
“Leviathan” (d. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia, 2014)
“The Look of Silence” (d. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark-Indonesia-Norway-Finalnd-U.S., 2014)
“Madame Bovary” (d. Sophie Barthes, U.K.-Belgium, 2014)
“Merchants of Doubt” (d. Robert Kenner, U.S., 2014)
“Mommy” (d. Xavier Dolan, Canada, 2014)
“Mr. Turner” (d. Mike Leigh, U.K., 2014)
“The Price of Fame” (d. Xavier Beauvois, France, 2014)
“Red Army” (d. Gabe Polsky, U.S.-Russia, 2014)
“Rosewater” (d. Jon Stewart, U.S., 2014)
“The Salt of the Earth”  (d. Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Brazil-Italy-France, 2014)
“Tales of the Grim Sleeper” (d. Nick Broomfield, U.K.-U.S, 2014)
“Two Days, One Night” (d. Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Belgium-Italy-France, 2014)
“Wild” (d. Jean-Marc Valleé, U.S., 2014)
“Wild Tales” (d. Damián Szifrón, Argentina-Spain, 2014)

Guest directors selections:
“California Split” (d. Robert Altman, U.S., 1974)
“Il Grido” (d. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1957)
“M” (d. Joseph Losey, U.S., 1951)
“A Man’s Castle” (d. Frank Borzage, U.S., 1933)
“The Road to Glory” (d. Howard Hawks, U.S., 1936)
“Wicked Woman” (d. Russell Rouse, U.S., 1953)

Additional revivals:
“Children of No Importance” (d. Gerhard Lamprecht, Germany, 1926)
“Too Much Johnson” (d. Orson Welles, U.S., 1938)
“Carroll Ballard: Seems Like Only Yesterday”
“Where Eagles Dare”  (d. Brian G. Hutton, U.S., 1968)

“Bertolucci on Bertolucci” (d. Walter Fasano, Luca Guadagnino, Italy, 2013)
“Forbidden Films” (d. Felix Moeller, Germany, 2014)
“How to Smell a Rose”  (d. Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht, U.S.-France, 2014)
“I Stop Time” (d. Gunilla Bresky, Sweden-Russia, 2014)
“Keep on Keepin’ On” (d. Alan Hicks, U.S., 2014)
“Magician” (d. Chuck Workman, U.S., 2014)
“Night Will Fall” (d. André Singer, U.K.-U.S.-Israel, 2014)
“Seymour” (d. Ethan Hawke, U.S., 2014)
“Socialism” (d. Peter von Bagh, Finland, 2014)

What do you think?

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Written by Clayton Davis

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