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    Telluride XL Day Four: Mystery Doc 'Galapagos Affair,' Guest Directors Don DeLillo and B. Ruby Rich, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and More

    I started the day with cold leftover coffee and the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction documentary, "Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden," by the celebrated Bay Area documentarians Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller ("Ballets Russes"). I cannot imagine picking up and moving to a deserted island even today,...

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    Snapshots Of Telluride At 40

    On the opening night of my first Telluride Film Festival, in 1979, co-founder Bill Pence stood on the stage of the historic 1913 Sheridan Opera House and told us that if we could see all the films we wanted to he would consider the festival a failure.

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    Telluride Tributes the Coen Brothers and T-Bone Burnett, Screens 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Publicity shy writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen came to Telluride for the first time, not only to screen "Inside Llewyn Davis" for festival audiences but to pay tribute to their long-time musical collaborator T-Bone Burnett. "Inside Llewyn Davis" is as pure as the driven snow, much like the title...

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    For Your Consideration: From '12 Years a Slave' to 'Gravity,' The 5 Films That Launched Into a Quickly Heating Oscar Race This Weekend

    The past five days have probably given us first looks at more potential Oscar contenders than most full months of the year. With Venice and Telluride happening simultaneously (and the latter crammed into a tight 4-day schedule), a sizeable number of the most anticipated films of the year have just m...

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    Telluride Film Festival 2013: Reviews from the Festival

    Here's a handy round-up of film reviews from the Telluride Film Festival 2013.

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    Telluride Review: Shane Salerno's 'Salinger' Documentary Makes For A Compelling Mystery Yarn

    Making a documentary about the 20th (and 21st) century’s most notorious recluse is rife with both hazards and rewards for filmmaker Shane Salerno, whose “Salinger” has to make do without a single video or audio clip of its titular subject — not because of rights restrictions, but because they appare...

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    Telluride Review: 'Salinger' Documentary and Joyce Maynard Reaction (TRAILER)

    The doc, which took Salerno ten years, is a thorough portrait of the enigmatic, reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye," taking us through his prep school days and early short-story writing--his goal to be published in The New Yorker had to wait until after World War II. He landed in France on ...

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    Telluride Film Festival XL Launches Werner Herzog Theatre, 'Under the Sun,' 'All is Lost'

    The Werner Herzog Theater, the brand-new and fabulous tenth venue for the Festival, took the back of my head off. For a girl who bemoans the state of exhibition in the San Francisco Bay Area (don't get me started), it has become increasingly necessary to travel to see movies as they should be show...

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    Weinstein Co. Buys U.S. Rights to Venice/Telluride Title 'Tracks' Starring Wasikowska

    The Weinstein Company (TWC) today has acquired U.S. rights from HanWay Films to John Curran's true Australian odyssey "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver, which debuted at Venice and Telluride to strong reviews and will go on to screen at Toronto. Here's TOH.

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    Telluride XL Day Three: Back to the Past

    I eat and run, as just up the street Buck Henry, in his guise as Guest Director Emeritus, is presenting Mike Hodges' 1974 "The Terminal Man," a prescient, mesmerizing thriller in which George Segal, a computer programmer, permits electrodes and computers to be surgically implanted in him in order to...

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