Monday, October 19, 2015

What We Learned from the Fall Film Festivals

Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York and most recently London all feed into each other, igniting and enhancing the buzz that builds during the fall quality release season and the ongoing awards race. "We amplify in a major way," says TIFF's Piers Handling. "There's an amplification process." Out of the fall fests emerged Open Road's "Spotlight," A24's "Room" and eventual Paramount pickup "Anomalisa," none of which were on industry radars ahead of their warm embrace by audiences and critics. Berlin premiere "45 Years" (Sundance Selects) got a sizable fest bump, along with Cannes entry "Carol" (TWC) and two Focus...

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