Telluride Film Festival

Photo by Pamela Gentile

Telluride, Colorado (Pop. 2,221)
August 31 – September 3, 2012

In the majestic high country of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride’s secluded location is a sanctuary for cinema die-hards. At Telluride, new and old clash perfectly. The festival screenings run the gamut from forgotten silent films with live orchestral performances to incredible independent documentaries. Audiences are also treated to sneak previews of films. This year, guests were surprised with screenings of Frederick Wiseman’s Crazy Horse, Jim Field Smith’s Butter, and Le Grand Amour, Pierre Etaix’s lost masterpiece that had never before screened in North America.

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Emily Thomas is a Fall 2011 intern with POV Digital. She's interned at Esquire magazine and Vice magazine. Currently Emily is finishing her senior year at NYU, where she is double majoring in journalism and social & cultural analysis. She is also a freelance journalist and aspiring documentary filmmaker. Her top five documentaries are: 1. Buena Vista Social Club (Wim Wenders) 2. Woodstock (Michael Wadleigh) 3. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff) 4. Dont Look Back (D A Pennebaker) 5. Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston)