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Richard Holbrooke
Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to report that just about everything I've heard is true: the unbeatable backdrop, the near-unbeatable films, above all that wondrous sense that the usual barriers separating filmmakers, journalists and audiences have magically melted away for one long weekend, uniting us all in one collective cinephile bliss-out. This is a festival where you're as likely to pass Alexander Payne, Mike Leigh or the Dardenne brothers in the...

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