DENVER, Colo. -- Those mischievous festival planners released the top-secret lineup earlier today. It's a doozy! I'm most excited for Little Children, Fur, Babel, the Alloy Orchestra, the restored print of Playtime, and the bestowal of the silver medallion on David Thomson. But one question: Why is Penelope Cruz one of the esteemed festival honorees? I mean, please.
Back to reality. I'm not sure how many films I will actually get to see. My ticket to the festival (which is small and selective and expensive, and sold out months ago) is volunteer work. I'm driving down tomorrow to start work as one of those dogged Telluride volunteers. Hopefully I'll be serving popcorn to Kate or Nicole in between screenings at the Sheridan Opera House.
If my residence has Internet access, I will blog in real time about what I see and hear as I work behind the scenes. If there's no Internet, expect one big post after the festival ends Tuesday. Hold on to your hats. They don't call this the purest film festival in the world for nothing.
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