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Tom Luddy, Telluride Film Festival Co-Founder, Dies at 79

Tom Luddy, the understated co-founder and artistic director of the Telluride Film Festival who championed world cinema, spotlighted overlooked gems and saluted legends during his near half-century run with the event, has died. He was 79. Luddy died peacefully Monday in Berkeley, California, after a long illness, Telluride senior vp public relations Shannon Mitchell told […]

Bill Pence, Telluride Film Festival Co-Founder, Dies at 82 

Bill Pence, the co-founder of the Telluride Film Festival, died Dec. 6 after a long illness, the Telluride Daily Planet reported. He was 82.  The first festival was held in 1974 in the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, Colorado. It was started by the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities; Bill and his wife, Stella; Tom Luddy; and James Card. […]

Critics’ Picks: Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielberg Films Among the 15 Best of the Fall Festivals

Career highs from Blanchett and Colin Farrell, new docs by Laura Poitras and Werner Herzog, and Spielberg's moving cine-memoir are among THR critics’ 15 favorites from Venice, Telluride and Toronto.

‘Icarus: The Aftermath’ Review: A Tense and Affecting Real-Life Sequel

The former architect of Russia’s doping program for athletes is in hiding and seeking asylum in Bryan Fogel’s documentary, a Telluride selection that was filmed over a five-year period.

‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Review: Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell Bring Classic Characters to Steamy New Life

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel about an upper-class woman’s affair with a working-class man, scripted by David Magee, premiered in Telluride.

‘Wildcat’ Review: A Wildlife Doc Full of Human Feeling

Filmmakers Melissa Lesh and Trevor Beck Frost lived in the Amazon jungle for several months to record the effort by a pair of young people to rescue and raise an ocelot.

‘The Corridors of Power’ Review: A Disturbing History of Genocide and Foreign Policy Failure

Dror Moreh's new documentary relies on impressive interviews with diplomats like Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Wesley Clark, Leon Panetta, and especially former UN Ambassador Samantha Power to fill in the story.

‘Sr.’ Review: Robert Downey Jr. Pays Affectionate Tribute to His Indie Film Pioneer Father

Director Chris Smith incorporates revealing interviews with family members and famous friends like Norman Lear and Alan Arkin in this portrait of Robert Downey Sr. that premiered at Telluride.

Telluride Buzz: Feinberg and Keegan on Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows

Per annual tradition, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor (awards) Scott Feinberg and senior editor (film) Rebecca Keegan huddled on the last day of the Telluride Film Festival to dissect their Labor Day weekend in the Rockies… KEEGAN Well Scott, before Telluride even began this year, the Colorado festival’s executive director Julie Huntsinger warned us that […]

NASA and Hollywood Shoot For the Stars With Mars Rover Documentary ‘Good Night Oppy’

NASA missions and movie productions have more in common than you might think, according to Steve Squyres, a scientist who was the principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. “There are way, way more good ideas for movies than there are movies that actually get made,” Squyres tells The Hollywood Reporter. “And there are […]

‘My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock’ Review: Mark Cousins’ Doc Is a Sly and Engaging Celebration of the Filmmaker

The Telluride premiere from the ‘Story of Film’ director assumes the first-person perspective of the British auteur to explore psychological themes and visual gambits in his work.

‘Theater of Thought’ Review: Werner Herzog Crafts a Bracing Exploration of Neurotechnology and Consciousness

In a documentary premiering in Telluride, the filmmaker turns his lens on the brave new world of brain-computer interfaces, their therapeutic breakthroughs and chilling potential consequences.