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‘The Central Park Five,’ ‘Paradise: Love,’ ‘The Sapphires’ Making USA Premieres At Telluride 2012

'The Central Park Five,' 'Paradise: Love,' 'The Sapphires' Making USA Premieres At Telluride 2012

A few noteworthy films we’ve previously covered will be making their USA premieres, including Ken Burns’ The Central Park FiveUlrich Seidl’s Paradise: Love, and Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires.

The festival runs from August 31 to September 3. If you’re attending, enjoy! Send us a postcard; or a film review of two.

The full lineup follows below:


Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announces its official program selections for the 39th Telluride Film Festival. TFF will screen nearly 100 feature films, short films and revivals representing over thirty countries, along with Tribute programs, Conversations, Panels and Education Programs.

Now in its 39th year, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, August 31 and runs through Monday, September 3. Telluride Film Festival Co-Director Julie Huntsinger comments, “TFF prides itself on loyal and personal relationships that deepen and enrich over time, as evidenced by the commitment of the majority of our passholders, filmmakers, and business partners, who come back every year to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us in supporting the best and the brightest talents of this year and future generations.”

This spirit of sustainability is reflected in TFF’s prestigious film programs that embrace classic treasures, world masters and the most buzzed-about movies, in the presence and celebration of iconic filmmakers and the freshest young talent; and in our portfolio of business partners from longstanding relationships with revered institutions and quality brands to alignment with exciting new companies and unique relationships with university and high school education providers.

39th Telluride Film Festival is proud to present the following new feature films to play in its main program, the ‘Show’:

– THE ACT OF KILLING (d. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, 2012);

– AMOUR (d. Michael Haneke, Austria, 2012);

– AT ANY PRICE (d. Ramin Bahrani, U.S., 2012);

– THE ATTACK (d. Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon-France, 2012);

– BARBARA (d. Christian Petzold, Germany, 2012);

– THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (d. Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon, U.S., 2012);

– EVERYDAY (d. Michael Winterbottom, U.K., 2012);

– FRANCES HA (d. Noah Baumbach, U.S., 2012);

– THE GATEKEEPERS (d. Dror Moreh, Israel, 2012);

– GINGER AND ROSA (d. Sally Potter, England, 2012);

– THE HUNT (d. Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, 2012);

– HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (d. Roger Michell, U.S., 2012);

– THE ICEMAN (d. Ariel Vromen, U.S., 2012);

– LOVE, MARILYN (d. Liz Garbus, U.S., 2012);

– MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN (d. Deepa Mehta, Canada-Sri Lanka, 2012);

– NO (Pablo Larraín, Chile, 2012);

– PARADISE: LOVE (d. Ulrich Seidl, Austria, 2012);

– PIAZZA FONTANA (d. Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy, 2012);

– A ROYAL AFFAIR (d. Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark, 2012);

– RUST & BONE (d. Jacques Audiard, France, 2012);

– THE SAPPHIRES (d. Wayne Blair, Australia, 2012);

– STORIES WE TELL (d. Sarah Polley, Canada, 2012);

– SUPERSTAR (d. Xavier Giannoli, France, 2012);

– WADJDA (d. Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, 2012);

– WHAT IS THIS FILM CALLED LOVE? (d. Mark Cousins, Ireland-Mexico, 2012).

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In my best Arnold Horshack (Character) from "Welcome Back, Kotter"… Oo, Oo, I Do! Well, I've said this before but this post brought back memories, so I'll share a few. I've been to TFF several times. In fact, I actually met one of this years producers, Ken Burns. On another occasion — while viewing a film — I sat right next to Rodger Ebert. After the showing I asked him what he thought of the movie? He looked at me like I had dookie dripping from my nose. After a long pause he said, "I can't tell YOU that". I wanted to kick him in his fat ass but I understood. On another occasion Danny Glover got me and my wife into a "first viewing" which was reserved for big money pass holders (at Telluride, films will show repeatedly at different venues) . In short, my wife and I was standing outside the theater looking lost and forlorn. We got up at the crack of daylight to be the first in line. Little did we know that "patrons" and "gold card" pass holders were always first — even if they was not there — first. So, we couldn't get in until Danny felt sorry for 2 of the few black faces at the festival. We were ushered to the grand opera type seats — just off the stage. And, on another occasion I traded hats with the director Abel Ferrara. Well, actually, we didn't seal the deal. See, I was walking by that fool and he snatched my Jordan cap off my head — put it on his head — and gave me his hat. We had an exchange of words. I told him I should cut him for putting my hat on his greasy head. He gave my hat back and I kept his because it was a hat promoting his film (and it was new). TFF is a great experience.

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