I don’t know if you’ve heard or not, but Colorado has had it’s own version of the Sundance Film Festival in Telluride for the last 35 years. I have to admit that I wasn’t aware of the festival until last year and this year it looks like an interesting set of films being shown.
The festival starts August 29 and runs through September 1st. Running shorts, documentaries, independent and foreign films, the festival attracts quite a number of submissions.
This Last year’s lineup includes films such as:
- I’m Not There – Six different characters exploring aspects of Bob Dylan‘s work
- – Amazing story of Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and can only move his left eye. Using his eye to blink out his story, he tells of being trapped inside his body
- Persepolis – Animated coming of age story of a young Iranian girl during the Islamic Revolution
- Into the Wild – Christopher McCandless‘ inspiring story of personal exploration and tragedy
- The Band’s Visit
- When Did You Last See Your Father?? – Father and son story starring Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth
- And many, many, many more…
Every day is was jam-packed full of movie goodness. I’m sure this year will be the same.
Check it out if you get a chance. I hope to have more information as we get closer to the days of the festival (including an updated list of some of the movies I would attend if I had the chance!). Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend myself this year (family obligations), but I am planning on attending next year’s festivities!
If you plan on going, let me know… I would love to have some guest posts from festival attendees!