DAILY | Telluride 2012

The 39th Telluride Film Festival, opening tomorrow and running through Labor Day, has sent out a press release with its lineup, and I’m going to try something a little different this year. This entry will also serve as the index and overall roundup, which is to say: The titles of each of the films will become links as we post entries on them. Some films—those that premiered in Cannes, for example—will already have clickable titles, and of course, I’ll add notes here if there’s a second roundup, plus further notes on films and events exclusive to Telluride.


Telluride 2012

Ben Affleck’s Argo.

Haifaa Al-Mansour’s Wadjda.

Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair.

Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone.

Ramin Bahrani’s At Any Price.

Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha.

Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires.

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon’s The Central Park Five.

Mark Cousins‘s What Is This Film Called Love?

Ziad Doueiri’s The Attack.

Liz Garbus’s Love, Marilyn.

Xavier Giannoli’s Superstar.

Marco Tullio Giordana’s Piazza Fontana.

Michael Haneke‘s Amour.

Pablo Larraín’s No.

Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children.

Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on the Hudson.

Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers.

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing.

Christian Petzold‘s Barbara.

Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell.

Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa.

Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Love.

Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt.

Ariel Vromen’s The Iceman.

Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday.


“Telluride’s intimate screening room featuring behind-the-scenes movies and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers”

Oskar Alegria’s In Search of Emak Bakia.

Katriné Boorman’s Me and Me Dad.

David Bradbury’s On Borrowed Time.

Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret’s Journal de France.

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s Celluloid Man: A Film on P.K. Nair.

Marielle Nitoslawska’s Breaking the Frame.

György Pálfi’s Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen.

Juan Carlos Rulfo’s Carrière 250 Meters.

Klaus Salge and Asteris Kutulas’s Mikis Theodorakis, Composer.

David Thompson’s Jonathan Miller.

Marcus Vetter’s Cinema Jenin.

… and The Short Films of Jean Negulesco.


Guest Director Geoff Dyer will present Ron Fricke’s Baraka (1992), Claire Denis‘s Beau Travail (1999), Andrei Tarkovsky‘s Stalker (1979), Lukas Moodysson’s Together (2000), and Werner Herzog’s Lessons of Darkness (1992) and The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974).

The 2012 Silver Medallion Awards, “given to recognize an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema,” will go to Roger Corman (who’ll be presenting Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, The Masque of the Red Death [1964], and The Intruder [1961]), Marion Cotillard, and Mads Mikkelson.

“Additional film revivals include the ‘Pordenone Presents’ selection of the rarely seen Raymond Griffiths comedy Hands Up! (d. Clarence Badger, U.S., 1926) with live music accompaniment by Donald Sosin; I Knew Her Well (d. Antonio Pietrangeli, Italy, 1965) selected and introduced by film director Alexander Payne; The Marvelous Life of Joan of Arc (d. Marco de Gastyne, France, 1929) with The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra; Retour du flamme 2012, Serge Bromberg’s latest program including the newly restored Charlie Chaplin classic The Immigrant and Hungry Hobos, the first screening of a lost Walt Disney Film since its 1928 premiere.”

Kim Morgan will interview director Jack Garfein, who’ll be on hand for screenings of his Something Wild (1961) and The Strange One (1957).

Update, 8/31: “The LA Times reports that Ben Affleck’s Argo, which will still have its official world premiere at TIFF next week, will have a ‘sneak peek’ at Telluride.” The Playlist‘s Kevin Jagernauth has more.

Update, 9/2: Kim Morgan‘s posted an entry on the two features by Garfein, “a sensitive, perceptive maverick. Cinema needed him then (but stupidly resisted) and cinema needs him now.”

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