One last toast to the wunkerkind: Dispatches from the 2018 Telluride Film Festival

Let us raise our cups. Standing as some of us do on opposite ends of the river, and drink together. … To the movies. To good movies. To every possible kind.” —Orson Welles’ AFI Life Achievement Award acceptance speech, Feb. … Continue reading One last toast to the wunkerkind: Dispatches from the 2018 Telluride Film Festival

When I Paint My Masterpiece: Dispatches from the 2017 Telluride Film Festival

If it’s not a labor of love, then it’s a labor of something,” Errol Morris said, drawing a laugh from the Friday morning audience. Morris’s comment referred to his latest work, the four-and-a-half-hour docudrama Wormwood, but was applicable almost every time … Continue reading When I Paint My Masterpiece: Dispatches from the 2017 Telluride Film Festival

Conversations from the 2019 Telluride Film Festival — Mark Cousins on WOMEN MAKE FILM

Film history has been sexist by omission. Running 14 hours and featuring the work of 183 directors, 700 clips, and seven narrators, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema might be writer/director Mark Cousins’ most ambitious project to date. “Many … Continue reading Conversations from the 2019 Telluride Film Festival — Mark Cousins on WOMEN MAKE FILM