Telluride 2016. Lineup

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Into the InfernoThe lineup for the 2016 Telluride Film Festival (September 2nd - 5th) have been announced:Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, Us)The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (Errol Morris, Us)Bleed For This (Ben Younger, Us)California Typewriter (Doug Nichol, Us)Chasing Trane (John Scheinfeld, Us)The End of Eden (Angus Macqueen, UK)Finding Oscar (Ryan Suffern, Us)Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/France)Frantz (François Ozon, France)Gentleman Rissient (Benoît Jacquot, Pascal Mérigeau, Guy Seligmann, France)Graduation (Cristian Mungiu, Romania/France/Belgium)Into the Inferno (Werner Herzog, UK/Austria)The Ivory Game (Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani, Austria/Us)La La Land (Damien Chazelle, Us)Lost in Paris (d. Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, France/Belgium)Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, Us)Maudie (Aisling Walsh, Canada/Ireland)Men: A Love Story (Mimi Chakarova, Us)Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, Us)My Journey through French Cinema (Bertrand Tavernier, France)Neruda (Pablo Larraín,
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'Manchester By The Sea,' 'Arrival', 'Neruda' among Telluride line-up

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'Manchester By The Sea,' 'Arrival', 'Neruda' among Telluride line-up
Kenneth Lonergan’s Sundance hit, Denis Villeneuve’s Venice selection, and Pablo Larrain’s acclaimed Chilean biopic are among select titles heading to Colorado this weekend.

The 43rd edition of the Telluride Film Festival includes Clint Eastwood’s Tom Hanks starrer Sully, Barry Jenkins’ anticipated triptych Moonlight and Maren Ade’s Cannes triumph Toni Erdmann.

Joining them are Aisling Walsh’s Maudie, Gianfranco Rosi’s Berlin Golden Bear winner Fire At Sea, Damien Chazelle’s Venice opener La La Land and also from the Lido, Rama Burshtein’s Through The Wall.

Telluride runs from September 2-5. The main slate line-up appears below.

Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, Us, 2016)The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Errol Morris, Us 2016)Bleed For This (Ben Younger, Us, 2016)California Typewriter (Doug Nichol, Us, 2016)Chasing Trane (John Scheinfeld, Us, 2016)The End Of Eden (Angus Macqueen, UK, 2016)Finding Oscar (Ryan Suffern, Us, 2016)Fire At Sea (Gianfranco Rosi, Italy-France, 2016)Frantz ([link
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“Arrival” and “La La Land” highlight the lineup for the 2016 Telluride Film Festival

Welcome to September folks! I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that this new month means that it’s time for the fall festival season, and here’s some real evidence of it. Earlier today, the lineup for the 2016 Telluride Film Festival dropped, and it’s quite the slate. We now basically know the complete festival landscape now, with the contenders spread out before us. We’ll get into what’s playing shortly, but I just want to say how much I look forward to this part of the season, every single year. We emerge from the summer into an exciting fall, with 2016 looking to be no exception. Especially with how underwhelming the summer movie season was, festival season looks to be where film makes its mark in 2016. It’s full steam ahead towards Academy Award nominations now, and I couldn’t be happier. This is my cinematic happy place.
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La La Land, Sully And Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival Among Stacked Lineup For Telluride 2016

Buoyed by its worldwide premiere at the ongoing Venice Film Festival – early reviews are praising the musical as an audacious, deeply romantic feature – Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash follow-up La La Land has booked its place at Telluride 2016.

The picture, one that stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in central roles, is one of the many soon-to-be-released features to be locked in for the imminent film festival, joining the ranks alongside Manchester By the Sea, Moonlight, Things to Come, Bleed For This and Clint Eastwood’s airborne thriller Sully. It is, without question, a fairly stacked lineup, which only has us all the more excited for the onset of the Toronto International Film Festival later this month.

But over the coming weekend, it is Telluride that will take center stage. Similar to La La Land, today’s unveiling confirms a second festival appearance for Denis Villeneuve’s intriguing sci-fi pic Arrival.
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Telluride 2016 Reveals Line-Up With ‘La La Land,’ Arrival,’ ‘Manchester By the Sea,’ ‘Sully,’ and More

One of the last question marks of the early fall film festival onslaught was Telluride Film Festival, who announces their line-up just a day before the event kicks off. Today now brings the slate for the 43rd edition of the festival, which runs from Friday through Monday.

Featuring the world premiere of Clint Eastwood‘s Sully, there’s also the Venice favorites La La Land and Arrival, as well as past festival highlights and some highly-anticipated dramas headed to Tiff, including Manchester By the Sea, Moonlight, Things to Come, Bleed For This, Toni Erdmann, Una, Neruda, and more. Check out the line-up below, along with links to our reviews where available.


Arrival (d. Denis Villeneuve, U.S., 2016)

The B-side: Elsa Dorfman’S Portrait Photography (d. Errol Morris, U.S., 2016)

Bleed For This (d. Ben Younger, U.S., 2016)

California Typewriter (d. Doug Nichol, U.S., 2016)

Chasing Trane (d. John Scheinfeld,
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‘Sully,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ and More Set for 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival

‘Sully,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ and More Set for 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival
New films from Clint Eastwood (“Sully”), Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”) and Ben Younger (“Bleed for This”) are set to screen at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, commencing Friday, Sept. 2.

Sully,” premiering Friday night, marks the first Eastwood film to screen at the fest since 1990’s “White Hunter, Black Heart.” He received a tribute that year as well, and hasn’t been back since he was on hand for Meryl Streep’s tribute in 1998.

The film stars Tom Hanks as commercial pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who miraculously water-landed Us Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, when a flock of geese struck the aircraft and disabled both engines.

Elsewhere, hot off the 2014 Oscar-winning sensation “Whiplash,” Chazelle will transition his vibrant musical to Telluride from an opening night bow at the Venice Film Festival, where it drew raves, before heading to Toronto next week. Also playing the
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Telluride Film Festival Announces Full 2016 Lineup: ‘Arrival,’ ‘Moonlight’ and More

The Telluride Film Festival has announced its lineup for the 2016 edition, which begins Friday. As usual, the exclusive Labor Day weekend gathering of industry insiders and midwestern movie buffs will offer a sneak peak at highly anticipated fall films, including several awards season hopefuls, alongside several favorites from the festival circuit, smaller discoveries and classic films.

Damien Chazelle’s vibrant ode to musicals of the past, “La La Land,” will head to Telluride fresh from the Lionsgate release’s successful opening night slot at the Venice Film Festival, while another Venice premiere, Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi “Arrival,” comes to Telluride courtesy of Paramount alongside a special tribute to star Amy Adams. Another tributee, Casey Affleck, will be in town with Sundance hit “Manchester By the Sea,” which Amazon famously acquired at the Park City gathering for a hefty price tag.

Read More: ‘Manchester By The Sea’ Trailer: Discover Why Kenneth Lonergan
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Why are the lost tribes now emerging from the Amazon?

Film-maker Angus Macqueen had extraordinary access to one of the last uncontacted indigenous peoples for his new documentary. Here he tells of the struggles they now face on the border of Brazil and Peru

Footage of a man handing bananas to two naked men in the middle of an Amazonian river went viral in late June 2014. At the time, the Brazilians claimed it was a once in a generation event – that the moment of “first contact” was caught on camera. These were some of the last so-called “uncontacted” peoples left on the planet – men and women who live with no direct contact with the outside world. Experts suggest there are perhaps 70 such groupings left, numbering anything from 2,000 to 3,000 people in total, nearly all of whom live in the headwaters of the Amazon.

The emergence of this group of 35 of the Sapanahua tribe in 2014 has raised serious questions about how we should approach these people.
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Cartel Land review – alarming account of Mexican drug vigilantes

A tremendously cinematic study of the bid by citizens’ groups to challenge the power of Mexico’s drug gangs

“We can’t become the criminals we’re fighting against…” Matthew Heineman’s almost accidentally fearless exposé of Mexico’s terrifying cross-border drug cartels opens with what looks like an outtake from Breaking Bad: an atmospherically torchlit scene of masked men cooking crystal meth, talking of American chemistry and local poverty, and how they will keep doing this “as long as God allows”, whatever the consequences. It ends with an equally cinematic encounter with a uniformed man whose chilling allegiances blur the lines between “good and evil” (drug prevention and creation) so thoroughly that, were this a fiction, the screenwriter would be fired for overplaying the Nietzschean parallels. But this is not fiction. On the contrary, it is horribly real, an urgent and alarming account of a crisis so hellishly
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Review: Documentary 'Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty'

Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera aka "El Chapo" Guzman aka Shorty was only the second person in history to be officially named by authorities as Public Enemy Number 1. The first, of course, was Al Capone. That, and the five million dollar bounty put on his head for his capture, speaks to just how powerful and dangerous the drug baron was, evading the law for over a decade before his capture earlier this year. And for filmmakers Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos, they've undoubtedly chosen a great subject for a compelling documentary. Unfortunately, they squander the opportunity with "Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty," and it's due to the common problem of contemporary documentaries, where the directors get so far in the way of their own story, that any context or objectivity is lost. The too brief, and yet too long, 90 minute documentary operates from a curious assumption and presumption: that the
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Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty Shares a Compelling Look at a Mexican Cartel

Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty Shares a Compelling Look at a Mexican Cartel
Jesus Christ was the only muthafucka who couldn't be bought, and they crucified him," says one of the interview subjects in Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos's compelling but ultimately unfulfilling documentary on Mexican drug cartel legend Joaquín "Shorty" Guzmán. The interviewee's succinct blend of reverence and blasphemy speaks to the depths of official criminality in Mexico, underscoring what journalist Anabel Hernández terms "a stew of corruption" that has no bottom. For over 30 years, Guzmán ran a global drug empire that generated hundreds of millions of dollars. Much of the violence that now racks Mexico has roots in his bloody rise to power — a rise that many in the film (especially the kickass Hernández) say wa...
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Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For Documentary 'Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty'

While his birth certificate may read "Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera," to those in law enforcement and the drug game, he's better known as "Shorty Guzman," and make no mistake, he is one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. The forthcoming documentary "Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty" tells the saga of the drug kingpin, and today we have the exclusive trailer and poster for the film. Directed by Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos, 'Drug Lord' chronicles his decades-long career on the run from the authorities while building up a profile as either a saintly Robin Hood kind of figure or a dangerous, powerful criminal mastermind. And all of this is set against the backdrop of the cartel wars that have seen 80,000 Mexicans killed. "Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty" opens in limited release and in theaters on November 14th. It will air on "Frontline" on PBS in 2015.
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‘Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty’ Docu Set For Fall Release

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‘Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty’ Docu Set For Fall Release
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty made its world premiere earlier this year at the SXSW Film Festival and its European premiere at the Biografilm Festival in Italy. Now Gravitas Ventures, PBS’ Frontline and Submarine Deluxe are teaming up to release the docu this fall. Submarine release theatrically on November 14,with Gravitas handling VOD day and date. PBS will broadcast the Frontline film in 2015.

Directed by BAFTA and Emmy winner Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos and produced by Simon Chinn (Searching For Sugar Man) and Andrew Mackenzie-Btty (Thriller In Manila), Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty chronicles the hunt for the notorious Mexican drug lord El Chapo (Aka Shorty). Shorty had been on the run for over a decade, during which time more than 80,000 Mexicans were murdered as a result of narco drug wars.

Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty is a Twofour, Ronachan Film and Red Box Films
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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: The Legend of Shorty Review

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In recent years, the most demonstrable, descriptive, but ultimately fictional tie we have to the Mexican drug trade has been through Breaking Bad. We go back a little further to The Wire and we see how drugs in general can be routed and traced across entire cities through “following the money”. We keep going back until we arrive at Al Capone: once titled Public Enemy Number One during Prohibition-era America. That changed in 2013 when the Chicago Crime Commission named Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, a titanic Mexican drug lord, their 21st-century target.

Guzmán escaped from prison in 2001 under dubious circumstances, having already established himself as a kingpin while still behind bars, and the Us-Mexican governments reportedly went into all-out assault mode. His free reign came to an end in February this year when he was re-captured, but filmmakers Angus MacQueen and Guillermo Galdos almost got to him first as they set
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Snobbery takes a backseat as SXSW's film crowd make themselves heard

Documentaries on Edwyn Collins and a Mexican drug lord were the stand-outs in a typically loud, boozy sweaty film festival that is the antitheses to Cannes in every way

For film fans, SXSW gets louder as it winds down. The big films stop screening as the music crowd arrive, bringing with them sweat and booze and seven hundred types of noise. The bars of 6th Street throw their windows open, showing off the bands inside. Leftover cinefiles, queuing up outside the Alamo Drafthouse, get battered by an unholy hybrid of metal-country-electro-pop as they wait for the peace and quiet of the screening room.

At its best SXSW, which aims to celebrate new music, film and interactive technology, allows the mediums to play into each other. The best film at this year's festival is about a musician, former Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins. After suffering a stroke in 2005, Collins had to learn how to walk,
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SXSW: How A Drug Lord's Arrest Changed The Ending of 'The Legend of Shorty'

What happens when you've made a documentary about the search for an infamous drug lord -- Public Enemy #1 -- and the authorities capture him right after you finish your film?If you're filmmakers Angus MacQueen and Guillermo Galdós, you quickly re-edit the documentary so that it's up-to-date when it premieres at SXSW. That's what happened when authorities captured notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán right after the filmmakers wrapped "The Legend of Shorty," their documentary about infiltrating the Sinaloa Cartel in search of the elusive man.Indiewire spoke with MacQueen and his producer Simon Chinn this week at SXSW about how they gained access to the cartel's inner circle, the danger the directors faced during filming and how they altered the film following the breaking news about the drug lord's arrest.Why make this film?MacQueen: I think it's an incredibly important subject and there's a moment where you can't go on.
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Protagonist taking drug lord doc to Efm

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Protagonist taking drug lord doc to Efm
Documentary about notorious drug lord to be produced by Oscar-winner Simon Chinn (Searching For Sugar Man, Man on Wire).

Protagonist Pictures is to launch international sales at the Efm this week on Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos’ feature documentary The Legend Of Shorty, which will have its world premiere in the Documentary Spotlight section at SXSW on March 7.

Submarine is co-repping the film for North America with Protagonist.

Produced by the double Oscar-winning Simon Chinn (Searching For Sugar Man, Man On Wire) and Andrew Mackenzie-Betty (Thriller in Manila), the film focuses on ‘El Chapo’, aka Joaquin Guzman, the most powerful drug lord in history and one of the world’s most wanted men.

Macqueen and Galdos set out on a perilous journey into the Mexican sierra and the heart of ‘Shorty’s’ forbidden lands to try to find him.

Currently in post production, the film is produced by Red Box Films, Twofour and Ronachan
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SXSW Film Program Features ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Anniversary Screening, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ with Wes Anderson and more

Sundance just ended, and we are already preparing for the next big film festival, South By Southwest. Not too long ago, the festival announced a few of the films premiering this year, but now they’ve announced the main slate. The midnight selections and some inevitable late-breaking additions are still to be announced, but this should be more than enough to get you excited. Along with many World Premieres, and Sundance favorites like Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Gareth EvansThe Raid 2, the line up also includes an anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and an extended Q&A screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel with Wes Anderson. SXSW 2014 runs March 7 through 15 in Austin, Texas. Check out the line up after the jump.


Narrative Feature Competition

Eight world premieres, eight unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,324 films submitted to SXSW 2014. Films screening in Narrative
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SXSW 2014 Lineup Includes Universal Pictures’ Neighbors and Jon Favreau’s Chef

Today the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced a diverse features lineup for this year’s Festival, the 21st edition and running March 7 – 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The 2014 program expands on SXSW tradition of embracing a range of genres and span of budgets, featuring a wealth of vision from experienced and developing filmmakers alike.

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Listed in the announcement are 115 of the features that will screen over the course of nine days at SXSW 2014. The lineup below includes 68 films from first-time filmmakers, and consists of 76 World Premieres, 10 North American Premieres and 7 U.S. Premieres. These films were selected from a record 2,215 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,540 U.S. and 675 international feature-length films. With a record number of 6,482 submissions total, the overall increase was 14% over 2013. The Midnighters feature section and the Short Film program will be announced on February 5, with the complete
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Neighbors, Faults, We’ll Never Have Paris, Creep & Open Windows Lead SXSW 2014 Film Line-Up

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After announcing earlier this month that Jon Favreau’s Chef and the Veronica Mars movie will be making their world debuts at SXSW this year, the festival has revealed its full line-up, including further very promising world premieres, alongside appearances from some of the year’s most high-profile films.

The Midnight programme will be announced early next month, along with the Shorts line-up, and the complete Conference slate a little later as well.

Led by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Nicholas Stoller’s anticipated R-rated comedy, Neighbors, will be making its world debut at the festival, notably marked out as a ‘work-in-progress’ ahead of its theatrical release in May.

David Gordon Green’s acclaimed Joe will make its Us premiere, having bowed at Venice and then Toronto last year. Early reviews have Nicolas Cage giving one of the finest performances of his career, with Tye Sheridan (Mud) excellent alongside him.
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