Monday, September 15, 2008


Hey guys,

It was really nice meeting all of you, seriously. I didn't get to say enough genuine goodbyes, which hopefully means I will be seeing you again in the future...? I'm assuming everyone made a safe, probably reflective trip home. I returned feeling stimulated and refreshed. Telluride was great. I stayed an extra day, rented a bike and rode it through town along the river trail. Then I attempted to ride up, around, under, behind what I believe was a Forrest Mountain. It was complicated and didn't really pan out. I also caught the "Festival after the Festival" which screened "American Violet" for the 85th time and then "I've Loved You for So Long". I don't often write extensive, rewarding to read film reviews the way you guys have done on this blog so far, but my review: it was soo good, except the music, which was not that good.
I hope you catch it when it hits select cities (my prediction, not a checked fact).

To try to capture my experiences, Ive made a homey baloney video ala "A Private Century" except not as thought provoking or as Czech. I hope it doesn't ruin your memories!
Warm Wishes, jp

Friday, September 12, 2008

Oh, Peter Sellars!

As some of you may already be well aware, I have been gradually updating my own blog with anecdotes and relations of the events from Telluride. Most recently, I wrote a post on Peter Sellars wherein I tried to capture all the little nuggets of wisdom and joy that so captivated us for forty-five minutes of bliss.

So, here's the link.

More than likely, my notes didn't contain all the little gems that came out Sellars' mouth on that day, but I think the short little article accomplishes what I had sought to do from the very start. If you have any other Sellars memories or anecdotes from the Festival, post them here or in the comments section on my blog. Either one will be totally swanky!

On a side note, is anybody up for Telluride in 2009?

Thursday, September 11, 2008


As I mentioned to some of you, I DID stay up till 4 to write up reviews for

and my wrap up

Whoomp! Here it is.

Greetings and Salutations. This is the future of your Telluride nostalgia. What better way to corral our memories and sentiments than in a blog...? This shall be the forum to share our personal experiences with everyone that was a part of them. In other words, please feel free to post any stories, photos or even videos that captured your Telluride fling.