Telluride 2012 Preview: A Handful Of The Year's Most Exciting Films and A New Twitch Teammate
Earlier today, a good portion of the lineup for the 39th edition of the Telluride Film Festival, which begins tomorrow, was announced. In conjunction with that, we are pleased to make our own announcement: Film critic Eric D. Snider will be joining the Twitch team.
In Eric's own words, he is "a freelance writer, critic, columnist, humorist, bon vivant, raconteur and man-about-town. He was raised in Southern California, lived in Utah for 10 years, and now resides in beautiful Portland, Ore. He is a prolific film critic, if not a discerning or reliable one, reviewing some 300 movies a year, and he regularly covers the Sundance, South By Southwest, Tribeca, Portland, and Fantastic Fest film festivals. His "Snide Remarks" humor column is published weekly at EricDSnider.com. Eric's material appears regularly in publications including City Weekly, Film.com, and Movies.com."
And now add Twitch to that list. Eric will be on the ground in Telluride, so look for his reviews this weekend. But what, pray tell, might he review? Here's a portion of the press release from Telluride:
Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced 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.
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) (Read Brian Clark's Review)
PIAZZA FONTANA (d. Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy, 2012)
A ROYAL AFFAIR (d. Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark, 2012) (Read Kwenton Bellette's Review)
RUST & BONE (d. Jacques Audiard, France, 2012) (Read Brian Clark's Review)
THE SAPPHIRES (d. Wayne Blair, Australia, 2012) (Read Brian Clark's Review)
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).
Additional Sneak Previews may play outside the main program and will be announced on the Telluride Film Festival website: www.telluridefilmfestival.org over the course of the four-day weekend.
The 2012 Silver Medallion Awards, given to recognize an artist's significant contribution to the world of cinema, go to director and producer ROGER CORMAN who will present CORMAN'S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL (U.S., 2011), THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (U.S.-U.K., 1964) and (THE INTRUDER (U.S., 1961); Academy Award-winning actress MARION COTILLARD (LA VIE EN ROSE) who stars in TFF selection RUST & BONE; and Danish actor MADS MIKKELSEN who stars in two TFF selections: THE HUNT and A ROYAL AFFAIR.
The lineup includes a wondrous selection of classic films, one of the hallmarks of the festival program; Thompson on Hollywood has the press release in full. The complete program will be announced on Friday, August 31.