Telluride’s Lineup: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘Nebraska’

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Fest will also present tributes to Robert Redford, T Bone Burnett and the Coen brothers, and conversations with Bruce Dern and Jason Reitman

Alfonso Cuaron‘s “Gravity,” Jason Reitman‘s “Labor Day,” Alexander Payne‘s “Nebraska,” the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” and J.C. Chandor’s “All Is Lost” are among the films that will be trekking to the Colorado mountains for the 40th Telluride Film Festival, which will also present special tributes to Robert Redford, Iranian director Mohammed Rasoulof and the music/movie collaborations of T Bone Burnett and the Coen brothers.

Also on the slate for the festival, which in keeping with tradition didn’t announce its lineup until the day before its Thursday opening: Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or winner “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” Ralph Fienne’s drama about Charles Dickens, “The Invisible Woman,” Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past,” Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” and documentaries from Errol Morris (“The Unknown Known”), Werner Herzog (“Death Row: Blaine Milam and Robert Fratta”) and magician Teller (“Tim’s Vermeer”).

The festival schedule also has a number of “TBA” slots, some of which are used for additional screenings of announced films but some for unannounced “sneak previews.” (Last year, Ben Affleck’s “Argo” was in the latter category.)

Inside Llewyn DavisMany of the high-profile films and awards contenders screening at Telluride will also be part of the lineup at the much larger Toronto International Film Festival the following week, although “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska” and “All Is Lost” are notably skipping that festival.

On Wednesday morning, Telluride also announced that instead of a single guest director, this year’s festival has six, each of which have selected a film or program: authors Don Dellillo, Michael Ondaatje and Salman Rushdie, actor/director Buck Henry, critic and poet Phillip Lopate and film professor B. Ruby Rich.

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Revivals that will screen at the five-day event include Giulio Petroni’s “Death Rides a Horse,” selected by Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker, as well as Swedish director Vsevolod Pudovkin’s silent film “A Simple Case” and Chris Marker’s and Pierre Lhomme’s portrait of 1963 Paris, “Le Joli Mai.”

Telluride will also present conversations with Bruce Dern, Jason Reitman, Alfonso Cuaron and Ralph Fiennes, among others.

The festival is dedicated to documentary director Les Blank, film critic Roger Ebert, producer/businessman/philanthropist George Gund and writer Donald Richie, all of whom died earlier this year.

The program:

TRIBUTES
Introducing the Werner Herzog Theater:
   “Aguirre, the Wrath of God,” Werner Herzog
A Tribute to Robert Redford
A Tribute to T Bone Burnett and the Coen Brothers
A Tribute to Mohammed Rasoulof
   “Manuscripts Don’t Burn,” Mohammed Rasoulof
Pierre Rissient: Carte Blanche
   “Muscle Beach,” Irving Lerner and Joseph Strick
   “A Piece of the Action,” Bernard Girard
Special Medallion: Alejandro Ramirez

FEATURES
“All Is Lost,”
J.C. Chandor
“Before the Winter Chill,” Philippe Claudel
“Bethlehem,” Uyval Adler
“Blue Is the Warmest Color,” Abdellatif Kechiche
“Burning Bush,” Agnieszka Holland
“Death Row: Blaine Milam and Robert Fratta,” Werner Herzog
“The Invisible Woman,” Ralph Fiennes
“Fifi Howls From Happiness,” Mitra Farahani
“The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden,” Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine
“Gloria,” Sebastian Lelio
“Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron (in 3D)
“Ida,” Pawel Pawlikowski
“Inside Llewyn Davis,” Joel and Ethan Coen
“La Maison de la Radio,” Nicolas Philibert
“Labor Day,” Jason Reitman
“The Lunchbox,” Ritesh Batra
“The Missing Picture,” Rithy Panh
“Nebraska,” Alexander Payne
“Palo Alto,” Gia Coppola
“The Past,” Asghar Farhadi
“Slow Food Story,” Stefano Sardo
“Starred Up,” David Mackenzie
   preceded by “Three Two,” Sarah-Violet Bliss
“Tim’s Vermeer,” Teller
“Tracks,” John Curran
“Under the Skin,” Jonathan Glazer
“The Unknown Known,” Errol Morris

REVIVALS
“Death Rides a Horse,” Giulio Petroni
“He Who Gets Slapped,” Victor Sjostrom
“Le Joli Mai,” Chris Marker and PierreLhomme
“La Poison,” Sacha Guitry
“Portrait of Jennie,” William Dieterle
“A Simple Case,” Vsevolod Pudovkin

GUEST DIRECTORS
Don DeLillo presents:
   “La Morte Rouge,” Victor Erice, and “The Zapruder Film”
Buck Henry presents:
   “The Terminal Man,” Mike Hodges
Phillip Lopate presents:
   “Naked Childhood,” Maurice Pialat
Michael Ondaatje presents:
   “Le Jetee,” Chris Marker, and “Elephant,” Alan Clarke
B. Ruby Rich presents:
   “One Way or Another,” Sara Gomez
Salman Rushdie presents:
   “Mahanagar,” Satyajit Ray

FRONTLOT/BACKLOT
“Locations: Looking for Rusty James,” Alberto Fuguet
“My Dior,” Frederic Tcheng
“Natan,” David Cairns and Paul Duane
   preceded by “Ways of Listening,” Colin McCabe

BACKLOT
“Here Be Dragons,” Mark Cousins
“Jodorowsky’s Dune,” Frank Pavich
“Milius,” Zak Knutson, Joey Figueroa
“Multiple Visions, the Crazy Machine,” Emilio Maille
“Musidora, the Tenth Muse,” Patrick Cazals
   preceded by “La Pionniere,” Daniela Abke
“Particle Fever,” Mark Levinson
“Remembrance – A Small Movie About Ouul in the 1950s,” Peter Von Bagh
   preceded by “Irish Folk Furniture,” Tony Donoghue
“A Story of Children and Film,” Mark Cousins

CONVERSATIONS
Bruce Dern and Leonard Maltin
David Thomson with Penn, Teller, Farley Ziegler and Tim Jenison
Jason Reitman, Joyce Maynard and Scott Foundas
Geoff Dyer, Michael Ondaatje and Ralph Fiennes
Alfonso Cuaron
and Jonas Cuaron
An Animated Conversation with Linda Jones Clough and friends
Abdellatif Kechiche, Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos and Colin MacCabe

SPECIAL SEMINAR
Alice and Friends with Alice Waters, Michael Pollan and Dieter Kosslick

BOOK SIGNINGS
Don DeLillo, Rithy Panh, Robyn Davidson, David Thomson, Joyce Maynard

SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
Story Night: “From the Sidelines to the Playing Field: An Evening of Stories on Risking Failure for Fealty”
Get Behind the Scenes of Get a Horse!

FREE MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
“The Big Lebowski,”
Joel and Ethan Coen
“Rumble Fish Celebration,” Francis Ford Coppola
“All Is Lost,” J.C. Chandor
“Death Rides a Horse,” Giulio Petroni
“Tracks,” John Curran