9:30 A.M.: Nothing says “Happy Monday morning!” quite like a film on genocide in Indonesia! Time for Josh Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence,” his follow-up to the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Act of Killing.”
11:40 A.M.: Well. That was heavy. Need something to cheer me up ASAP. Found “The Look of Silence” a more appropriate, solemn look at the massacre than “The Act of Killing.”
11:55 P.M.: Werner Herzog might have just cut me in line for lunch.
3:30 P.M.: After a nice Q&A with Oppenheimer, I dashed across Telluride on my bike to make the 3:30 showing of “The Imitation Game.” I’m going to be panting for the next 30 minutes, but it’s going to be totally worth it!
6:05 P.M.: Just got back in line at the same theater, now to see “Rosewater” (Jon Stewart’s directorial debut).
8:35 P.M.: And now it’s time for my final film at the festival, “Wild” (starring Reese Witherspoon!). I only got halfway through the book before coming here, so that’s going to be interesting watching the movie.
Also, “The Imitation Game” was solidly good, and “Rosewater” was a nice film if not particularly great.
12:59 A.M.: Well, folks, that’s my first Telluride Film Festival in the books! Closed out on a good note with “Wild,” which was a very pleasant surprise. Depending on how you want to count, I saw roughly 15 films in 4 days. So a lot of reviewing will be coming up in the next few days!