45th Telluride Film Festival Lineup Announced

Telluride Film Festival Main Street Banner (by Pamela Gentile)

The Telluride Film Festival announced their lineup this morning for the 45th installment running Friday, August 31-Monday September 3, 2018.  This year’s program will include over sixty feature films, short films and revival program.

“I could not be more pleased with the program lineup for the 45th Telluride Film Festival,” said Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger. “The storytelling brought by this amazing group of filmmakers is both tender and fierce. They are able to bring their ideas and images to an audience with such an observant, artful exploration. This year’s lineup is a true testament to the power and force of film.”


  • ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT (d. James Longley, U.S.-Denmark-Norway, 2018)
  • BIRDS OF PASSAGE (d. Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, Colombia-Denmark-Mexico, 2018)
  • BORDER (d. Ali Abbasi, Sweden, 2018)
  • BOY ERASED (d. Joel Edgerton, U.S., 2018)
  • CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (d. Marielle Heller, U.S., 2018)
  • COLD WAR (d. Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland-France-U.K., 2018)
  • DESTROYER (d. Karyn Kusama, U.S., 2018)
  • DOGMAN (d. Matteo Garrone, Italy-France, 2018)
  • DOVLATOV (d. Aleksei German, Russia-Poland-Serbia, 2018)
  • FIRST MAN (d. Damien Chazelle, U.S., 2018)
  • FISTFUL OF DIRT (d. Sebastián Silva, U.S., 2018)
  • FREE SOLO (d. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, U.S., 2018)
  • GHOST FLEET (d. Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron, U.S., 2018)
  • GIRL (d. Lukas Dhont, Belgium-Netherlands, 2018)
  • GRAVES WITHOUT A NAME (d. Rithy Panh, France-Cambodia, 2018)
  • MEETING GORBACHEV (d. Werner Herzog and André Singer, U.K.-U.S.-Germany, 2018)
  • NON FICTION (d. Olivier Assayas, France, 2018)
  • PETERLOO (d. Mike Leigh, U.K., 2018)
  • REVERSING ROE (d. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, U.S., 2018)
  • ROMA (d. Alfonso Cuarón, U.S.-Mexico, 2018)
  • SHOPLIFTERS (d. Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan, 2018)
  • THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM (d. John and Molly Chester, U.S., 2018)
  • THE FAVOURITE (d. Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland-U.K.-U.S., 2018)
  • THE FRONT RUNNER (d. Jason Reitman, U.S., 2018)
  • THE GREAT BUSTER (d. Peter Bogdanovich, U.S., 2018)
  • THE OLD MAN & THE GUN (d. David Lowery, U.S., 2018)
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND (d. Orson Welles, U.S., 1976/2018)
  • THE WHITE CROW (d. Ralph Fiennes, U.K., 2018)
  • THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD (d. Morgan Neville, U.S., 2018)
  • TRIAL BY FIRE (d. Ed Zwick, U.S., 2018)
  • WHITE BOY RICK (d. Yann Demange, U.S., 2018)

2018 Silver Medallion Awards, presented to an artist for their significant contribution to the world of cinema will be awarded to Alfonso Cuarón, Emma Stone, and Rithy Panh

Guest Director Jonathan Lethem presents the following revival programs:

  • ANGEL (d. Ernst Lubitsch, U.S., 1937)
  • BIGGER THAN LIFE (d. Nicholas Ray, U.S., 1956)
  • NEVER CRY WOLF (d. Carroll Ballard, U.S., 1983)
  • THE TARNISHED ANGELS (d. Douglas Sirk, U.S., 1957)
  • THE WHITE MEADOWS (d. Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2009)
  • TO BE OR NOT TO BE (d. Ernst Lubitsch, U.S., 1942)

Another revival program includes the following titles:

  • CHRISTIAN WAHNSCHAFFE, PARTS I & II (d. Urban Gad, Germany, 1920 – 1921)
  • FIEÈ̀VRE (d. Louis Delluc, France, 1921)
  • COEUR FID È̀̀LE (d. Louis Delluc, France, 1923)
  • REMOUS (d. Edmond T. Gréville, France, 1934).

The Special Medallion is awarded to a a hero of cinema who preserves, honors and presents great movies.  This year’s honor will go to Dieter Kosslick, film critic, journalist and researcher and current Director of the Berlin International Film Festival while the Special Medallion film, ELDORADO (d. Markus Imhoof, Germany-Switzerland, 2018) will screen in celebration.


  • A FINAL CUT FOR ORSON: 40 YEARS IN THE MAKING (d. Ryan Suffern, U.S., 2018) + THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES (d. Mark Cousins, U.K., 2018)
  • HAL (d. Amy Scott, U.S., 2018)
  • HUGH HEFNER’S AFTER DARK: SPEAKING OUT IN AMERICA (d. Brigitte Berman, Canada, 2018)
  • IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY (d. Eric Friedler, Germany, 2018)
  • THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS (d. Peter Medak, U.K.-Cyprus, 2018)
  • WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL (d. Rob Garver, U.S., 2018)

Other activities taking place over the weekend include Festival including a poster signing with 2018 poster artist Woody Pirtle; a special screening of RETURN TO PODOR (d. Kevin Macdonald, U.K.-Senegal, 2018) followed by a special appearance by Baaba Maal and Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons); Eliza McNitt’s three-part virtual reality series SPHERES; 10th Anniversary screening of FOOD INC. (d. Robert Kenner, U.S., 2008); a screening of Gregory Nava’s EL NORTE (U.S.-U.K.-Mexico, 1983); and an afternoon celebration of the life of Pierre Rissient.

The 45th Telluride Film Festival runs Friday, August 31-Monday September 3, 2018.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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