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Why Telluride Matters In Awards Season — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast (Screen Talk Episode 163)

Get ready for a whole lot of film festival hype. Here's why it matters.

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The Telluride Film Festival

The Telluride Film Festival may take place in a quaint mountain town, but its influence extends far beyond that. As the 2017 edition takes off, films ranging from “Downsizing” to “The Shape of Water” are vying for attention at the start of awards season. So what makes this festival so influential in the midst of a crowded festival circuit? In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson find each other in Telluride to chat about the festival buzz and why it matters.

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