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A 'quieter' Telluride film fest still draws talk with 'Birdman,' more
A 'quieter' Telluride film fest still draws talk with 'Birdman,' more

About 650 people poured out of a theater into a stand of birch trees under a star-filled sky, then started talking, texting and tweeting about "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." The genre-defying film, which stars Michael Keaton as a Hollywood has-been trying to reinvent himself, skewers the commodification of celebrity and the kind of contemporary life in which every feeling is mediated through a hashtag — in other words, precisely what was unfolding this night in the Rockies. "Birdman's" auspicious North American debut on Saturday was a highlight of the paradoxical Telluride Film Festival, the site of several media moments and a fair...

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