Telluride Film Festival Announces Full Lineup with ‘Arrival’, ‘La La Land’, and More

     September 1, 2016

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It’s September, and that means festival season is about to start. We’re coming up on the beginning of the Toronto Film Festival, the sprawling mack daddy of the North American film festival circuit, and both New York Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival will kick off around the same time. While one simply cannot fathom how many films there are to see at TIFF, NYFF and TFF come with a more selective set of movies and the announcement of the latter’s lineup today suggests that the festivals’ programmers are quite like-minded.

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Like New York Film Festival, Telluride will feature screenings of Sundance fav Manchester by the Sea, Cannes breakout Toni Erdmann, Errol MorrisThe B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait, Barry JenkinsMoonlight, Pablo Larrain‘s Neruda, Gianfranco Rosi‘s devastating Fire at Sea, and Mia Hansen-Løve‘s exquisite Things to Come. There will also be screenings of Damien Chazelle‘s much-hyped Whiplash follow-up, La La Land, Denis Villeneuve‘s moody alien-encounter epic Arrival, and Clint Eastwood‘s Sully. And there’s plenty more to see, as you can tell from the promising full lineup that you can take a look at below, many of which will be in high contention when the “Best Films of 2016” conversation begins later this year.

Here’s a look at the full main slate for Telluride Film Festival:


  • ARRIVAL (d. Denis Villeneuve, U.S., 2016)
  • THE B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (d. Errol Morris, U.S., 2016)
  • BLEED FOR THIS (d. Ben Younger, U.S., 2016)
  • CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER (d. Doug Nichol, U.S., 2016)
  • CHASING TRANE (d. John Scheinfeld, U.S., 2016)
  • THE END OF EDEN (d. Angus Macqueen, U.K., 2016)
  • FINDING OSCAR (d. Ryan Suffern, U.S., 2016)
  • FIRE AT SEA (d. Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/France, 2016)
  • FRANTZ (d. François Ozon, France, 2016)
  • GENTLEMAN RISSIENT (d. Benoît Jacquot, Pascal Mérigeau, Guy Seligmann, France, 2016)
  • GRADUATION (d. Cristian Mungiu, Romania/France/Belgium, 2016)
  • INTO THE INFERNO (d. Werner Herzog, U.K./Austria, 2016)
  • THE IVORY GAME (d. Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani, Austria/U.S., 2016)
  • LA LA LAND (d. Damien Chazelle, U.S., 2016)
  • LOST IN PARIS (d. Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, France/Belgium, 2016)
  • MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (d. Kenneth Lonergan, U.S., 2016)
  • MAUDIE (d. Aisling Walsh, Canada/Ireland, 2016)
  • MEN: A LOVE STORY (d. Mimi Chakarova, U.S., 2016)
  • MOONLIGHT (d. Barry Jenkins, U.S., 2016)
  • MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA (d. Bertrand Tavernier, France, 2016)
  • NERUDA (d. Pablo Larraín, Chile/Argentina/France/Spain, 2016)
  • NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER (d. Joseph Cedar, U.S./Israel, 2016)
  • SNAPSHOTS: EYES ON THE WORLD – three nonfiction short films including EXTREMIS (d. Dan Krauss, U.S., 2016); REFUGEE (d. Joyce Chen, Emily Moore, U.S., 2016); THE WHITE HELMETS (d. Orlando von Einsiedel, U.K., 2016)
  • SULLY (d. Clint Eastwood, U.S., 2016)
  • THINGS TO COME (d. Mia Hansen-Løve, France/Germany, 2016)
  • THROUGH THE WALL (d. Rama Burshtein, U.S./Israel, 2016)
  • TONI ERDMANN (d. Maren Ade, Germany/Austria, 2016)
  • UNA (d. Benedict Andrews, U.K./U.S./Canada, 2016)
  • WAKEFIELD (d. Robin Swicord, U.S., 2016)

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