Telluride Film Festival’s 2017 Program Lineup Announced

Downsizing plays at Telluride Film Festival
Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon in ‘Downsizing’ (Photo © 2017 Paramount Pictures)

The 2017 Telluride Film Festival will run Friday, September 1st through Monday, September 4th, and with the festival just about to get underway the full program lineup has been announced. Once again, the films screening at the festival include movies that are expected to earn Oscar consideration. Among the movies screening at this year’s Telluride Film Festival are Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, and Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton’s Battle of the Sexes, all early favorites to be in the running for the 2018 Oscars.

The 44th Telluride Film Festival will screen more than 60 feature films, shorts, and revival programs, with 26 countries are represented in this year’s film lineup. “Telluride Film Festival has long been a platform for films from many different cultures and backgrounds that celebrate diversity,” stated Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger. “We feel it’s more important than ever to promote the unique and beautiful differences that exist in the world. From a wide range of new American and foreign cinema to eye-opening documentaries and gorgeous restorations, we are proud to present this 44th program and honor those artists who have made it possible.”

Oscar winner Christian Bale and Oscar nominated cinematographer Ed Lachman will be presented with Silver Medallion Awards during the festival. The Silver Medallion Award is “given to recognize an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema.” Israeli Film Fund director Katriel Schory will be given the Special Medallion award as a “hero of cinema who preserves, honors and presents great movies.”

Telluride Film Festival Lineup:

· ARTHUR MILLER: WRITER (d. Rebecca Miller, U.S., 2017)

· BATTLE OF THE SEXES (d. Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, U.S., 2017)

· DARKEST HOUR (d. Joe Wright, U.K., 2017)

· DOWNSIZING (d. Alexander Payne, U.S., 2017)

· EATING ANIMALS (d. Christopher Quinn, U.S., 2017)

· FACES PLACES (d. Agnes Varda, JR, France, 2017)

· A FANTASTIC WOMAN (d. Sebastián Lelio, Chile-U.S.-Germany-Spain, 2017)

· FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (d. Paul McGuigan, U.K., 2017)

· FIRST REFORMED (d. Paul Schrader, U.S., 2017)

· FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER (d. Angelina Jolie, U.S.-Cambodia, 2017)

· FOXTROT (d. Samuel Maoz, Israel, 2017)

· HOSTAGES (d. Rezo Gigineishvili, Georgia-Russia-Poland, 2017)

· HOSTILES (d. Scott Cooper, U.S., 2017)

· HUMAN FLOW (d. Ai Weiwei, U.S.-Germany, 2017)

· THE INSULT (d. Ziad Doueiri, France-Lebanon, 2017)

· LADY BIRD (d. Greta Gerwig, U.S., 2017)

· LAND OF THE FREE (d. Camilla Magid, Denmark-Finland, 2017)

· LEAN ON PETE (d. Andrew Haigh, U.K.-U.S., 2017)

· LOVELESS (d. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia-France-Belgium-Germany, 2017)

· LOVE, CECIL (d. Lisa Immordino Vreeland, U.S., 2017)

· LOVING VINCENT (d. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, U.K.-Poland, 2017)

· A MAN OF INTEGRITY (d. Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2017)

· THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (d. Aki Kaurismäki, Finland, 2017)

· THE RIDER (d. Chloé Zhao, U.S., 2017)

· THE SHAPE OF WATER (d. Guillermo del Toro, U.S., 2017)

· TESNOTA (d. Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2017)

· THE VENERABLE W. (d. Barbet Schroeder, France-Switzerland, 2017)

· THE VIETNAM WAR (d. Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, U.S., 2017)

· WORMWOOD (d. Errol Morris, U.S., 2017)

· WONDERSTRUCK (d. Todd Haynes, U.S., 2017)

Revival Programming:

· EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL (d. Werner Herzog, West Germany, 1970)

· HOTEL OF THE STARS (d. Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 1981)

· THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (d. Charles Laughton, U.S., 1955)

· SALAM CINEMA (d. Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran, 1995)

· TITICUT FOLLIES (d. Frederick Wiseman, U.S., 1967)

· THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (d. Jacques Demy, France, 1964)