It's a job sort of like picking the wine for a table of sommeliers. Canadian artist and director Guy Maddin and Los Angeles-based film writer Kim Morgan, who are married, have been named guest directors of the 41st annual Telluride Film Festival.
Telluride -- a kind of Christmas for film nerds set in the Colorado mountain town over Labor Day weekend -- is notable both for its timing, at the kickoff of awards season, and its history of discovering great films.
Recent best picture Oscar winners "12 Years a Slave," "Argo," "The King's Speech" and "Slumdog Millionaire" all premiered there.
In another sign of its clout, Telluride...