A lot of interesting announcements today, including additions to Real to Reel, Gala Presentations, Special Presentations, and Masters, and the announcement of the Dialogues and Mavericks programs (all have been updated to reflect the announcements).
A couple things that caught my eye:
- After a disappointing lineup last year, I'm tempted by several films in Dialogues. I doubt I'll be able to pass up the opportunity to hear Sidney Lumet talk about one of my all-time favorites, William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives, and I can't imagine getting another chance to see a print of John Ford's Bucking Broadway.
- Jimmy Carter is a Maverick!
- The Jia Zhang-ke and Wang Bing films have been added to Real to Reel.
- I've just begun scanning the list of guests, but I'm pleased to see so many directors' names.