Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Telluride '06: Faye, Nicole, Penelope
At left is the Telluride staff bathroom. Faye Dunaway, and other female stars, are framed above the urinals. This photo says more about the festival than any other I took. On the drive back to Denver today, a fellow volunteer informed me that Faye was attending the festival as a patron. He talked with her, got her autograph, helped find her glasses; she was very cordial and personable, he said. Suffice to say: I am upset to have missed her. At right is the window display at a store on Colorado Avenue. It's David Thomson's latest book, which I will be reading shortly. Apparently, Telluride organizers wanted Kidman to be one of their three honorees this year (in lieu of Penélope Cruz, below on a panel with Forest Whitaker and Infamous director Douglas McGrath and in her tribute marquee photo outside the Sheridan Opera House), but that didn't work out. Pity, I say. David Thomson was an attendee and Fur was playing, so Kidman would've been a perfect choice to receive the TFF honoree treatment (which includes a clip reel of performances, a Q&A, and the bestowal of the Telluride silver medallion -- all in front of a theater of 250 non-paparazzi cinephiles).