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Telluride film festival guest directors

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The Guest Director position is held by a different individual each year who is invited by the Telluride Film Festival Directors to join them in the creation of the festival program. The guest director serves as a key collaborator in all of the festival's programming decisions, bringing new ideas and, quite often, overlooked films to Telluride. Below is a list of each guest director followed by the films the director specifically chose to highlight.

Guest Directors

  1. 1988 - Donald Richie chose: Japan's Cutting Edge, a 2-hour collection of Japanese film dating from 1981-1988 and Remembering Sessue Hayakawa, a two film montage of this film great's first roles in the 1914 film Wrath of the Gods and the 1919 film The Dragon Painter
  2. 1989 - Errol Morris chose: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (USA, 1986, 90min) and There's Always Tomorrow (USA, 1956, 84min)
  3. 1990 - Bertrand Tavernier chose: Justin de Marseille (France, 1935, 105min) and Pursued (USA, 1947, 101min)
  4. 1991 - Laurie Anderson chose: Danzon (Mexico, 1991, 102min) and New Video Art, the first video projection program at the festival which included a series of modern video shorts.
  5. 1992 - G. Cabrera Infante chose: Laughter (USA, 1929, 99min), Victims of Sin (Mexico, 1950, 85 min) and La Virgen de la Caridad (Cuba, 1930, 90min)
  6. 1993 - John Boorman chose: Fear and Desire (USA, 1953, 61min), Upstage (USA, 1926, 70min)
  7. 1994 - John Simon The Easy Life (Aka Il Sorpasso) (Italy, 1962, 105min),One Fine Day (Italy, 1969, 105min) and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (US, 1969, 125min)
  8. 1995 - Phillip Lopate
  9. 1996 - B. Ruby Rich
  10. 1997 - Peter Von Bagh
  11. 1998 - Peter Bogdanovich
  12. 1999 - Peter Sellars
  13. 2000 - Edgardo Cozarinsky
  14. 2001 - Salman Rushdie chose: Metropolis (Germany, 1927, 92min), Alphaville (France, 1965, 100min), and Solaris (USSR, 1972, 167min)
  15. 2002 - Alberto Barbera chose: Bitter Rice (Italy, 1949, 100min), Bandits of Orgosolo (Italy, 1961, 98min) and Il Posto (Italy, 1961, 90min)
  16. 2003 - Stephen Sondheim chose: La Belle Equipe (France, 1936, 100min), Carnet du Bal (France, 1952, 144min) and Panique (France, 1946, 96min)
  17. 2004 - Buck Henry
  18. 2005 - Don DeLillo chose: The Passenger (Italy, 1975, 126min), Wanda (USA, 1970, 102min.), The Spirit of the Beehive (Spain, 1973, 97min.)
  19. 2006 - J. P. Gorin chose: Maldone (France, 1928, 83min), Remorques (France, 1941, 81min), Lumière d'Ètè (France, 1943, 112min)
  20. 2007 - Edith Kramer chose: The Way You Wanted Me (Finland, 1944, 102min), Millions Like Us (U.K., 1943, 101min), Marie, a Hungarian Legend (Hungary, 1932, 68min)
  21. 2008 - Slavoj Zizek
  22. 2009 - Alexander Payne
  23. 2010 - Michael Ondaatje
  24. 2011 - Caetano Veloso
  25. 2012 - Geoff Dyer chose: Baraka (US, 1992, 96min), Beau Travail (France, 1999, 92min), The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (Germany, 1974, 45min), Lessons of Darkness (France, UK, Germany, 1992, 50min), Stalker (Russia, 1979, 160min), Together (Sweden, 2000, 106 min), Unrelated (UK, 2007, 100min)
  26. 2013 - 40th year of Festival. Don Delillo - La Morte Rouge (Spain, 2006, 34min) + The Zapruder Film (1963), Buck Henry - The Terminal Man (US, 1972, 107min ), Phillip Lopate - Naked Childhood (France, 1969, 83min), Michael Ondaatje - La Jetee (France, 1962, 28min ) + Elephant (UK, 1989, 39 ), B Ruby Rich - One Way or Another (Cuba, 1974, 78min), Salman Rushdie - Mahanagar (India, 1963, 135min)
  27. 2013 - Kim Morgan and Guy Maddin chose: California Split (US, 1974, 108min), Il Grido (Italy, 1957, 116min), M [Losey] (US, 1951, 88min), Man's Castle (US, 1933, 75min) The Road to Glory (US, 1936, 103min), Wicked Woman (US, 1953, 77min)

References

Telluride film festival guest directors Wikipedia


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