Joe R. Lansdale joins Turin jury

Fest to fete Russian auteur Vitali Kanevsky

ROME – U.S. cult author/scribe Joe R. Lansdale has been recruited by the Turin Film Festival for duty on its main jury, which Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio will preside.

Lansdale, a Texas writer whose work includes Western, noir, sci-fi, and horror stories, is being praised by Turin as “one of the most brilliant genre authors of his generation.” His books include “Mucho Mojo,” “The Bottoms” and “A Fine Dark Line.” Lansdale’s novella “Bubba Ho-Tep” was adapted into an eponymous feature film, helmed by Don Coscarelli, in 2002.

Turin has also announced it will fete Russian auteur Vitali Kanevsky whose Siberia-set, “Freeze, Die, Come to Life!” took the Cannes Camera d’Or, in 1990 with a retro. Kanevsky is expected on hand.

As previously announced, Turin will be celebrating John Huston’s legacy this year, with a vast retro featuring more than 40 films by the prolific late American master, including all of his feature films and war documentaries.

Members of the Houston family are expected to attend the tribute. Headed by Italo auteur Gianni Amelio, Turin is Italy’s pre-eminent niche event dedicated to indie cinema. It will run Nov. 26-Dec. 4.

More Film

  • Berlin Globo Series Showcase Underscores Its

    Berlin Globo Series Showcase Underscores Its Upscale Revolution

    ROME – U.S. cult author/scribe Joe R. Lansdale has been recruited by the Turin Film Festival for duty on its main jury, which Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio will preside. Lansdale, a Texas writer whose work includes Western, noir, sci-fi, and horror stories, is being praised by Turin as “one of the most brilliant genre authors […]

  • Berlinale --2018-- Filmax Lands Sales On

    Filmax International Boards 'Elcano and Magellan'

    ROME – U.S. cult author/scribe Joe R. Lansdale has been recruited by the Turin Film Festival for duty on its main jury, which Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio will preside. Lansdale, a Texas writer whose work includes Western, noir, sci-fi, and horror stories, is being praised by Turin as “one of the most brilliant genre authors […]

  • Costume Designers Guild Awards: 2018 Winners

    'I, Tonya,' 'The Shape of Water' Win at 2018 Costume Designers Guild Awards

    ROME – U.S. cult author/scribe Joe R. Lansdale has been recruited by the Turin Film Festival for duty on its main jury, which Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio will preside. Lansdale, a Texas writer whose work includes Western, noir, sci-fi, and horror stories, is being praised by Turin as “one of the most brilliant genre authors […]

  • Oscars Placeholder

    Oscar Recognition for Women Showing 'Little Progress,' Report Finds

    ROME – U.S. cult author/scribe Joe R. Lansdale has been recruited by the Turin Film Festival for duty on its main jury, which Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio will preside. Lansdale, a Texas writer whose work includes Western, noir, sci-fi, and horror stories, is being praised by Turin as “one of the most brilliant genre authors […]

  • Berlinale -- 2018 -- Viaplay Boards

    Berlin: Viaplay Boards ‘Tomb Raider’ Roar Uthaug's ‘Fury’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    ROME – U.S. cult author/scribe Joe R. Lansdale has been recruited by the Turin Film Festival for duty on its main jury, which Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio will preside. Lansdale, a Texas writer whose work includes Western, noir, sci-fi, and horror stories, is being praised by Turin as “one of the most brilliant genre authors […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content