Telluride film festival student symposium essay

BACKLOT (Behind-the-scenes movies and portraits of artists, musicians and filmmakers)
“Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum” (d. Sophie Bassaler, France, 2017)
“Filmworker” (d. Tony Zierra, ., 2017)
“Hitler’s Hollywood” (d. Rüdiger Suchsland, Germany, 2017)
“Jamaica Man” (d. Michael Weatherly, ., 2017)
“Portrait of Valeska Gert” (d. Volker Schlöndorff, Germany, 1977) + “Edge of Alchemy” (d. Stacey Steers, ., 2017)
“Slim Gaillard’s Civilisation” (d. Anthony Wall, ., 1989)
“That Summer” (d. Göran Hugo Olsson, Sweden-.-Denmark, 2017)

10. Awaiting the start of “ Battle of the Sexes ,” a retired festival staffer shared advice she and her coworkers had been given years ago by one of Telluride’s truest believers, theater director and resident humanist Peter Sellars. “You will not see everything you want to see.” It’s true. The constant jigsawing of a festival schedule always leaves out a few pieces. Here are movies that I regret not seeing: Todd Haynes’  “Wonderstruck” (thankfully set for an October release); Francis Ford Coppola’s “ Cotton Club Encore ,” which now has, Luddy promised, “the showstopper of all time”:  Lonette McKee’s rendition of “Stormy Weather”; and Paul Schrader’s religion tussling drama “ First Reformed ,” starring Ethan Hawke as an ex-chaplain and grieving father.

Relaxing onstage in a director’s chair alongside Ung after the screening, Jolie admitted that during a visit several years ago she was struck by how “ignorant” she was about what had happened in Cambodia. “I met people who had returned from the border camps, and was warned about land mines,” she recalled. “But most of all I met people whose spirits were high. They’re so generous. They’re so gracious. Their culture is so strong and I was so  impressed by them. And during that trip I picked up a $2 book on a street corner, and it was [Ung’s] book. It changed my life.”

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, free community events, a gallery walk, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes. 

Telluride film festival student symposium essay

telluride film festival student symposium essay

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, free community events, a gallery walk, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes. 

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