Telluride forecast: Asian pics reign, rain

Festival sked will include 'Straight,' 'Mononoke'

Expect rain and the unexpected at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, which begins Friday and runs through Sept. 6.

“It’s rained every day this summer, I don’t know why it would stop for the festival,” Telluride Watch publisher Seth Cagin said. “Bring your rain gear.” Nevertheless, all levels of festival passes are sold out.

Telluride has a tradition of not announcing its schedule until the day the fest starts. However, it’s known that the main opening night film will be Disney’s “The Straight Story,” directed by David Lynch and starring Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek and Harry Dean Stanton.

The fest will also feature a number of Far Eastern films, as it’s known that guest artistic director Peter Sellars has chosen to focus on Asian cinema.

One such film will be “Princess Mononoke.” This example of Japanese animation, dubbed in English, is being released by Miramax. The pic has been a tremendous box office success in Japan.

Other films being screened include “Black and White” by director James Toback; the Australian comedy “Me Myself I,” directed by Pip Karmel, who edited “Shine”; and “Jesus’ Son,” a story of drug addiction, crime and redemption, directed by Alison MacLean.

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