Telluride at Dartmouth Film Festival 2011


Now in its 26th year, the Telluride at Dartmouth festival returns this month with six films from the renowned Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9, and the films will be shown Friday, September 23, through Thursday, September 29 (with the exception of Monday, September 26). All films will be screened in the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium, with 4 and 7 p.m. showings.


Tickets go on sale on September 9, 2011, for the 26th annual Telluride at Dartmouth Film Festival, which runs from September 23 through 29. (photo courtesy of the Hopkins Center for the Arts)

This year’s Dartmouth selections are A Dangerous Method (September 23), a psychological drama about the beginnings of psychoanalysis, starring Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud and Keira Knightley as a brilliant, disturbed young woman; Albert Nobbs (September 24) with five-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close recreating her award-winning stage role as a woman in 1890s Dublin living as a male hotel butler; We Need to Talk About Kevin (September 25), with Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly as an estranged couple whose 15-year-old son commits a sociopathic act of violence; In Darkness (September 27),  Agnieszka Holland’s telling of a true story of Jews hiding in the nightmarish sewers of Lvov, Poland, and the anti-Semite con man who becomes their protector; The Kid with a Bike (September 28), a Belgian film about an 11-year-old boy who runs away from a children’s home in search of the father who abandoned him and the bike he lost in the transition; and Le Havre (September 29), Finnish writer and director Aki Kaurismaki’s melancholy-comedic story of a failed, aging artist in a French port city who becomes responsible for a young, illegal African immigrant.

Occurring each Labor Day weekend in Colorado since 1973, Telluride is considered one of the premier arts events in the country, consistently presenting a remarkable and diverse slate: the rare and unknown, restored gems, retrospectives and the latest (and greatest) from the upcoming season. The New York Times calls Telluride “the smallest, most original, and most stimulating of the major festivals.”

Since 1985—thanks to a special relationship between Dartmouth and the Festival—Hop audiences have had the chance to see a selection of Telluride films, often months before their general release. Many go on to great success, such as last year’s Best Picture winner The King’s Speech, which won four Academy Awards as well as numerous other international awards. The 2011 program features star-studded works from acclaimed directors David Cronenberg, the Dardenne Brothers and Agnieszka Holland as well as lesser-known but critical favorites such as Lynne Ramsey and Aki Kaurismaki.

Tickets and passes can be purchased starting September 9 at, via phone (603-646-2422) or in person at the Hopkins Center Box Office during regular business hours and one hour prior to each screening. Single tickets cost $12, $6 for Dartmouth students; and a Telluride Pass costs $60, $30 for Dartmouth students. The pass provides admission and priority seating to all six films at the holder’s choice of screening times. The Spaulding doors open 30 minutes before show time for pass holders. Individual ticketholders will be seated approximately 15 minutes before show time.

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