Festival picks cinephile as 35th guest director

The Telluride Film Festival has picked Slavoj Zizek at its 35th guest director. The Slovenian-born philosopher, author and cinephile will hand-pick a selection of films to screen at the fest Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

Zizek is a self-described Marxist and communist whose published works span popular culture from Hitchcock to David Lynch, weaving a critique of how capitalism works upon the imagination. Telluride expects his film selections to spark controversy and conversation.

Previous guest directors of Telluride include Salman Rushdie, Laurie Anderson, Errol Morris, Donald Richie, B. Ruby Rich, John Boorman, Peter Bogdanovich and Don DeLillo.

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