Opening Night Feed 2014

Opening Night Feed 2014 (by Merrick Chase)

Hilary Swank, Jon Stewart, and Channing Tatum

Hilary Swank, Jon Stewart, and Channing Tatum (by Vivien Killilea)

Tom Luddy, Francis Ford Coppola, and Scott Foundas

Tom Luddy, Francis Ford Coppola, and Scott Foundas (by Merrick Chase)

Quincy Jones and Al Hicks

Quincy Jones and Al Hicks (by Kevin Van Rensselaer)

Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders (by Kevin Van Rensselaer)

 Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern

Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern (by Kevin Van Rensselaer)

  • Opening Night Feed 2014
  • Hilary Swank, Jon Stewart, and Channing Tatum
  • Tom Luddy, Francis Ford Coppola, and Scott Foundas
  • Quincy Jones and Al Hicks
  • Wim Wenders
  •  Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern

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TFF 42 Poster Artist 2015 Laurent Durieux

42nd Telluride Film Festival presented by National Film Preserve LTD., proudly announces illustrator Laurent Durieux as its 2015 poster artist. Telluride Film Festival’s prestigious annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and critics takes place every Labor Day weekend in the picturesque town of Telluride, Colorado. The 42nd edition of TFF will run September 4 – 7, 2015.

Laurent Durieux was born in 1970 in Waterloo, 20 km from Brussels in Belgium. Laurent has been an illustrator and a graphic designer for over 20 years, and when he isn't teaching graphic design, he spends his time creating posters for movies, old and recent. In 2010, he directed his first short animated movie titled HELLVILLE for Canal+ France produced by renowned French director Jean-Jacques Beineix (BETTY BLUE, DIVA, IP5). Laurent has since taken part in many shows in Belgium, France and in the USA. Laurent's posters can be found in several prestigious cinema related institutions such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood and the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, France, as well as many worldwide private collections. After his first retrospective exhibition in France last year, Laurent has been invited to present his work in an individual exhibition, which will be held at the Cultural Centre De Warande in Turnhout, Belgium this June 2015.

“It’s a great honor for me to have been asked to design this year's poster for the Telluride Film Festival,” said Laurent Durieux. “To be associated with so many great names of graphic design and fine arts is, on its own, something I will cherish for a very long time. I am a big cinema enthusiast too and as such, it certainly was a thrill to work on a poster for a film festival of this calibre. My image for the poster is a tribute to the work of the great Edward Hopper whose work, like mine, is very cinematic. I came up with what I hope to be my own take of his painting, New York Movie (1939), by giving it a surreal twist and a dash of modernity. The way Hopper used shadows and lights has had a big influence on my work in general and he certainly has on this poster. I love nature too and so, naturally, I look forward to attending the festival and discover all the wonderful things this place has to offer!

“We first noticed Laurent’s work when he created the art for Criterion Collection,” commented Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger. “DVD jacket and one-sheet design is an art-form unto itself; capturing the mood of the film with one image. Laurent has done the same with this year’s poster. He’s managed to conjure the feeling and atmosphere of Telluride Film Festival with one breathtaking shot. It’s simply stunning.”

Laurent Durieux joins a prestigious list of artists who have shared their talents with Telluride Film Festival. Past poster artists include Christian Marclay, Dean Tavoularis, Ed Ruscha, John Mansfield, Julian Schnabel, Dottie Attie, Doug and Mike Starn, David Lance Goines, Chuck Jones, David Salle, Alexis Smith, Jim Dine, Seymour Chwast, Frederic Amat, Francesco Clemente, Dave McKean, Gary Larson, Chip Kidd, John Canemaker, Mark Stock, Laurie Anderson, William Wegman, Ralph Eggleston, Maira Kalman and Dave Eggers.


42nd Telluride Film Festival posters will be available for purchase throughout the four-day Festival and are also available now via our online store here.

Posted on June 09, 2015
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