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LA Times: Guy Maddin and wife named guest directors of film festival

June 18, 2014 — 

The 41st annual Telluride Film Festival will feature director Guy Maddin (also U of M’s filmmaker in residence) and Los Angeles-based film writer Kim Morgan as named guest directors, reports the LA Times. The two are married.

The story describes Telluride as “a kind of Christmas for film nerds set in the Colorado mountain town over Labor Day weekend” and says it is “notable both for its timing, at the kickoff of awards season, and its history of discovering great films.”

“There’s just no other festival that’s this concentrated, this enchanting,” Maddin said this week in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “Everybody out on the sidewalk has just come from or is going to a movie, and quite often they’re a film legend or an industry type. And then the surroundings are so outdoorsy it somehow balances out the glitz quotient.”

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