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FilmWeek: ‘Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings,’ ‘Who You Think I Am’ And More

Awkwafina and Simu Liu in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"

FilmWeek: ‘Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings,’ ‘Who You Think I Am’ And More

FilmWeek Reviews 9.3.21

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Claudia Puig and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

After COVID Cancellation In 2020, The Telluride Film Festival Is Back -- Here’s What’s On Tap

Tellrude Film Festival 9.3.21

Hollywood might love sequels, but the movie business is happy there’s one re-do that won’t happen. And that’s the cancelation of the fall’s three big film festivals. A year after the pandemic forced festivals in Venice, Telluride and Toronto to shut down, all three are back. Following a summer of mass-appeal popcorn movies such as “Jungle Cruise,” “Black Widow” and a new “Space Jam,” the sequential festivals will showcase more highbrow work. If history is a guide, one of the films playing in Telluride this week through Labor Day will go on to win the best picture.

Today on FilmWeek, we speak to KPCC’s arts and entertainment host and reporter John Horn, who has traveled to Colorado to see what’s in store for moviegoers in the months ahead.

New Documentary ‘The Automat’ Dispenses History, Rise To Popularity Of The Old Self-Serve Restaurant Chain

Lisa Hurwitz Interview 9.3.21

This weekend’s Telluride Film Festival in Colorado showcases some of the fall’s most anticipated movies. But Telluride also plays smaller films, like the new documentary “The Automat” from first-time director Lisa Hurwitz. People of a certain age from New York and Philadelphia may remember Automats, self-service restaurants operated under the Horn & Hardart name. Founded in 1888, the chain at its peak served more than half a million customers a day. Howard Schultz was inspired by childhood visits to Horn & Hardart to open his Starbucks coffee chain.

Today on FilmWeek, we’ll hear a portion of KPCC arts and entertainment reporter and host John Horn’s interview with The Automat” director Lisa Hurwitz when they spoke just before she set out for Telluride.

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