Sunday, September 2, 2007

Telluride Film Festival

Every September, the Toronto Film Festival is where many movie journalists and industry folk go to get their first and most wide-ranging look at the fall's big films, but getting a jump on some of Toronto's movies are the festivalgoers at the Telluride Film Festival, a fest so exclusive and secretive that it doesn't even announce its lineup until the guests start arriving at the Colorado resort town. The slate has just been announced this afternoon for this year's Telluride gathering, which runs from tomorrow through Sept. 3. Some of the films on the list have already played at Cannes this spring (and won awards there, like Palme d'Or-winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days and Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), but others will be screened at Telluride for the first time, notably, Sean Penn's Into the Wild, Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding, and perhaps most eagerly anticipated, Todd Haynes' I'm Not There (featuring Cate Blanchett, pictured, and several other actors taking turns in the role of Bob Dylan). Keep an eye on PopWatch throughout Labor Day weekend for coverage from Telluride.

The full line-up can be found here.

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