Earlier today, a good portion of the lineup for the 39th edition of the Telluride Film Festival, which begins tomorrow, was announced. In conjunction with that, we are pleased to make our own announcement: Film critic Eric D. Snider will be joining the ScreenAnarchy team.
In Eric's own words, he is "a freelance writer, critic, columnist, humorist, bon vivant, raconteur and man-about-town. He was raised in Southern California, lived in Utah for 10 years, and now resides in beautiful Portland, Ore. He is a prolific film critic, if not a discerning or reliable one, reviewing some 300 movies a year, and he regularly covers the Sundance, South By Southwest, Tribeca, Portland, and Fantastic Fest film festivals. His "Snide Remarks" humor column is published weekly at EricDSnider.com. Eric's material appears regularly in publications including City Weekly, Film.com, and Movies.com."
And now add ScreenAnarchy to that list. Eric will be on the ground in Telluride, so look for his reviews this weekend. But what, pray tell, might he review? Here's a portion of the press release from Telluride:
Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, today announced its official program selections for the 39th Telluride Film Festival. TFF will screen nearly 100 feature films, short films and revivals representing over thirty countries, along with Tribute programs, Conversations, Panels and Education Programs.
39th Telluride Film Festival is proud to present the following new feature films to play in its main program, the 'Show':
Additional Sneak Previews may play outside the main program and will be announced on the Telluride Film Festival website: www.telluridefilmfestival.org over the course of the four-day weekend.
The 2012 Silver Medallion Awards, given to recognize an artist's significant contribution to the world of cinema, go to director and producer ROGER CORMAN who will present CORMAN'S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL (U.S., 2011), THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (U.S.-U.K., 1964) and (THE INTRUDER (U.S., 1961); Academy Award-winning actress MARION COTILLARD (LA VIE EN ROSE) who stars in TFF selection RUST & BONE; and Danish actor MADS MIKKELSEN who stars in two TFF selections: THE HUNT and A ROYAL AFFAIR.