Horn’s Telluride calls

In an article running today, L.A. Times guy John Horn has listed four likely Telluride Film Festival selections that I haven’t yet posted, to wit:
(a) Adrienne Shelly‘s Waitress , with Kerri Russell as a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south who falls into an affair with a visitor as an attempt to get out of her situation and redefine her life; (b) Susanne Bier‘s After the Wedding (sure to be strong and absorbing in the vein of Bier’s Brothers and Open Hearts); (c) Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck‘s The Life of Others, said to be “a black comedy about spying in 1980s East Germany”, and (d) Louise Osmond‘s Deep Water,a documentary about a catastrophic sailing race in 1968.
Horn’s other Telluride calls are Infamous (seen it), Fur (said to be a bit too arty for its own good), Babel (great), The Last King of Scotland (featuring Forrest Whitaker performance as General Idi Amin), Roger Michell‘s Venus, Asger Leth and Milos Loncarevic‘s Ghosts of Cite Soleil , and Christopher Smith‘s Severance.

10 thoughts on “Horn’s Telluride calls

  1. Gabriel on said:

    Since when did “river” become a verb?

  2. I love it, a movie more expensive than the Arclight.
    “Over the weekend, if seats remain in the theaters after all passholders have been admitted, individual tickets, priced at $20, will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis at the venues.”

  3. Man, if you read the article, the festival sounds like so much fun to attend. Anne Thompson blogged she’s going, so hope she keeps me plugged in. I’ll be checking on my Motorola Q phone at the beach.

  4. I love it, a movie more expensive than the Arclight.

    “Over the weekend, if seats remain in the theaters after all passholders have been admitted, individual tickets, priced at $20, will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis at the venues.”

  5. Man, if you read the article, the festival sounds like so much fun to attend. Anne Thompson blogged she’s going, so hope she keeps me plugged in. I’ll be checking on my Motorola Q phone at the beach.

  6. As for Fur being “too arty for its own good” it’s hilarious when a financier, distributor and big movie star all commit to a very arty director’s movie and then are surprised when the film turns out arty.

  7. So, what if Fur is arty. I don’t hear Shainberg complaining. If he wanted to make an arty film then good for him. God knows cinema could do with more arty even pretentious films made by American directors rather than just European directors.

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