As is tradition, Telluride does not announce its lineup until the day before the festival begins. This year's milestone 50th Telluride Film Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend, running from August 31 to September 4 in the eponymous Colorado resort town, and so on Wednesday, the slate was unveiled, officially.

Last year's Telluride lineup included the world premiere of Sarah Polley's Oscar-winning Women Talking; now, the festival is following suit with world premieres from filmmakers Emerald Fennell, Alexander Payne, Andrew Haigh, and George C. Wolfe. Additionally, Telluride will host North American premieres of films out of Cannes (including the Palme d'Or-winning Anatomy of a Fall) and this week's Venice Film Festival (the Emma Stone-starrer Poor Things). The slate also boasts a special screening of Pedro Almodóvar's Strange Way of Life, a live performance by Jon Batiste following the screening of American Symphony, and an art installation by Agnès Varda.

Alongside its lineup, Telluride announces that filmmakers Yorgos Lanthimos, Alice Rohrwacher, and Wim Wenders will be honored with the festival's Silver Medallion Awards ("given to recognize an artist's significant contribution to the world of cinema").

"Fifty years is a long time to do anything. And while we might be a little biased, we feel the work that TFF does is pretty important," Telluride Film Festival director Julie Huntsinger said in a statement. "We take the charge of preserving the theatrical experience and promoting film seriously, but with necessary winks here and there. We're ecstatic to share a program we feel reflects so much of the past 50 years, naturally and organically, films old and new, which stand as a testament to our beloved co-founders Tom Luddy and Bill Pence who are no longer with us."

Here is the complete lineup for the 50th Telluride Film Festival:

The Show

All Of Us Strangers, directed by Andrew Haigh
American Symphony, directed by Matthew Heineman
Anatomy Of A Fall, directed by Justine Triet
Anselm, directed by Wim Wenders
Baltimore, directed by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy
Beyond Utopia, directed by Madeleine Gavin
The Bikeriders, directed by Jeff Nichols
Cassandro, directed by Roger Ross Williams
Daddio, directed by Christy Hall
El Conde, directed by Pablo Larraín
Fallen Leaves, directed by Aki Kaurismäki
The Falling Star, directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon
Finally Dawn, directed by Saverio Costanzo
Fingernails, directed by Christos Nikou
Food, Inc. 2, directed by Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo
High & Low - John Galliano, directed by Kevin Macdonald
The Holdovers, directed by Alexander Payne
Hollywoodgate, directed by Ibrahim Nash’at
Janet Planet, directed by Annie Baker
La Chimera, directed by Alice Rohrwacher
The Mission, directed by Amanda Mcbaine and Jesse Moss
The Monk And The Gun, directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji
Nyad, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
Occupied City, directed by Steve McQueen
Orlando, My Political Biography, directed by Paul B. Preciado
Perfect Days, directed by Wim Wenders
The Pigeon Tunnel, directed by Errol Morris
Poor Things, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
The Promised Land, directed by Nikolaj Arcel
The Royal Hotel, directed by Kitty Green
Rustin, directed by George C. Wolfe
Saltburn, directed by Emerald Fennell
The Teacher's Lounge, directed by Ilker Çatak
Tehachapi, directed by JR
Thank You Very Much, directed by Alex Braverman
Tuesday, directed by Daina O. Pusić
Wildcat, directed by Ethan Hawke
The Zone of Interest, directed by Jonathan Glazer

Documentary Shorts

If Dreams Were Lightning, directed by Ramin Bahrani
Incident, directed by Bill Morrison
The Last Repair Shop, directed by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
The Last Song From Kabul, directed by Kevin Macdonald

50th Anniversary Celebration

Telluride is honoring its long and diverse history by selecting some of its most celebrated past guests to curate its Guest Director program. Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Curtis, Ethan Hawke, Rachel Kushner, Steve McQueen, and Mira Nair's selections include:

Juvenile Court, directed by Frederick Wiseman (selected by Rachel Kushner)
All That Jazz, directed by Bob Fosse (selected by Ethan Hawke)
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000, directed by Alain Tanner (selected by Alfonso Cuarón)
The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie (selected by Adam Curtis)
Zéro de conduite, directed by Jean Vigo (selected by Steve McQueen)
The Music Room, directed by Satyajit Ray (selected by Mira Nair)


Backlot, Telluride's intimate screening room that features behind-the-scenes movies and portraits of artists, musicians, and filmmakers, is showing the following programs:

AKA Mr. Chow, directed by Nick Hooker
All That Is Sacred, directed by Scott Ballew, with Tarpon, directed by Guy de la Valdene and Christian Odasso
Angel Applicant, directed by Ken Meyer
Carol Doda Topless at the Condor, directed by Marlo Mckenzie and Jonathan Parker
Cinema Has Been My True Love: The Work and Times Of Lynda Myles, directed by Mark Cousins
Kim's Video, directed by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin
Little Girl Blue, directed by Mona Achache
Musica!, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
Notes From Sheepland, directed by Cara Holmes
Room 999, directed by Lubna Playoust
Zinzindurrunkarratz, directed by Oskar Alegría

Below, see the Telluride Film Festival's 50th anniversary poster, designed by Meow Wolf's Luke Dorman.



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