One word: Clooney.
Telluride Film Festival always has special guests. Some are well-known stars and others are more obscure cult cinematic favorites, but the glitterati are just one of the things that are special about our unpretentious mountain town film fest. This year, George Clooney will be attending the film festival in support of his new film The Descendants.
The other special thing about Telluride Film Festival is its directors’ uncanny ability to pick films which will ultimately be successful. To screen in Telluride is to join the ranks of such films as: Blue Velvet, Stranger Than Paradise, El Mariachi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, El Norte, Talk To Her, Bowling For Columbine, Brokeback Mountain, Capote, The Last King Of Scotland, Juno, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, Slumdog Millionaire, The Last Station, Up In The Air, and The King’s Speech. If none of those titles are familiar to you, then you can return to your spot where you’ve been living underneath a rock somewhere.
This year promises more of the same: great films, special guests, mountain air and salty popcorn. To read more about this weekend’s lineup, check out the Hollywood Reporter story. Don’t forget to check out the free films that screen each night at dusk in the outdoor Abel Gance cinema in Elks Park, one of the best places anywhere in the world to see a great flick.