Telluride Sked Announced2008-08-28
Democratic convention delegates who are also film fans (besides the collected works of Oliver Stone and Michael Moore) might want to stick around as the 35th annual Telluride Film Festival gets under way Aug. 29 for a compact Labor Day weekend slate of screenings. This year's fest serves up Silver Medallion lifetime achievement awards to director David Fincher, Hollywood star Jean Simmons (Angel Face, Guys and Dolls, Spartacus), and Swedish filmmaker Jan Troell (The Emigrants and The New Land). New films on tap include Paul Schrader's Resurrected, about a clown who entertains at an asylum for Holocaust survivors; Troell's latest, Everlasting Moments; and Indian actress-turned-director Nandita Das' Firaaq. Some intriguing revivals round out the schedule: Nightmare Alley (1947), Tyrone Power's finest moment in an excellent adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham's dark novel about carny life; Josef von Sternberg's The Last Command (1928), with a new live score by the Alloy Orchestra; and Max Ophuls' Lola Montes (1955).—Movietimes.com Movie News Bureau
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