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Telluride Film Fest Unveils Lineup Featuring ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘Bitter Lake’ and so much more

Telluride Film Fest Unveils Lineup Featuring ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘Bitter Lake’ and so much more


Following their own idiosyncratic tradition, The Telluride Film Festival as announced the program for its 42nd edition only one day before the festival begins. For the unfamiliar, Telluride is unlike any film festival and doesn’t offer any indication of what movies they intend on screening until the very last minute. Those who make the annual pilgrimage to the Rocky Mountain town in Colorado must purchase their ticket packages far in advance and trust that the programmers will not disappoint with their selection of films. They never do! Something else that makes the festival stand out is the absence of press and industry badges. That’s right, even members of the press have to pay for their tickets. Telluride is all the movies, and everyone is treated equally. Once again, we have writers attending this year, so be sure to check back for our coverage. Our very own Lane Scarberry has already released a list of her most anticipated films and she should be delivering coverage throughout the week. The four-day event has often introduced many Academy Award winning films before any other fest and every year they offer tributes. This year they pay tribute to Adam Curtis, Rooney Mara, and Danny Boyle. The full lineup of the 42nd Telluride Film Festival is listed below.

Steve Jobs (Directed by Danny Boyle)

Ixcanul (Directed by Jayro Bustamante)

Bitter Lake (Directed by Adam Curtis)

Beasts of No Nation (Directed by Cary Fukunaga)

Room (Directed by Lenny Abrahamsson)

Black Mass (Directed by Scott Cooper)

Spotlight (Directed by Tom McCarthy)

Suffragette (Directed by Sara Gavron)

Retour de Flame (Curated by Serge Bromberg)

Rams (Directed by Grimur Hakonarson)

Viva (Directed by Paddy Breathnach)

Mom and Me (Directed by Ken Wardrop)

Taj Mahal (Directed by Nicolas Saada)

Sit + Cinema (Directed by Eddie Cahyono)

45 Years (Directed by Andrew Haigh)

Heart of a Dog (Directed by Laurie Anderson)

Restoring Napoleon (Presented by Georges Mourier)

Son of Saul (Directed by Lazlo Nemes)

Only the Dead See the End of Wa (Directed by Michael Ware and Bill Guttentag)

L’Inhumaine (Presented by Serge Bromberg)

Taxi (Directed by Jafar Panahi)

Hitchcock/Truffaut (Directed by Kent Jones)

Marguerite (Directed by Xavier Giannoli)

Time to Choose (Directed by Charles Ferguson)

Tikkun (Directed by Avishai Sivan)

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky)

A Tribute to Adam Curtis

A Tribute to Rooney Mara

A Tribute to Danny Boyle