Nuggets from the Nugget: “Slum dog Millionaire”

Nuggets from the Nugget: “Slum dog Millionaire”

Police Inspector: “What can a slumdog possibly know?”
Jamal: [quietly] “The answers.

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards – film, director, cinematography, editing, original score, sound editing, sound mixing, adapted screenplay, and two for original song – "Slum Dog Millionaire" opens at Telluride's Nugget Theatre on Friday, February 6 and 8:30 p.m. nightly through Thursday, February 12, just before the Valentine Day weekend.

"Slum Dig Millionaire" is a valentine to the underdogs of the world who have not lost heart or hope  – and that describes a lot of us who still choose to see the glass half full in challenging times.

"Slum Dog" is "Rocky," "Breaking Away," and "Cinderella" rolled up into one Dickensian fantasy about the American Dream outsourced to India.

Jamal is an 18-year-old orphan boy from the slums, given a chance at the good life when he becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

"Slum Dog" has special meaning for "Telluride Inside…and Out."

 TIO opened for business right after the curtain went down on the 35th annual Telluride Film Festival in September. One of the very first stories we posted was a glowing review of the weekend that had been a cinephile's wet dream. At the top of our list of the best of the best of the fest was Danny Boyle's film, which had just had its North American debut in town. TIO was sure Oscar would find a home in Mumbai.

Click "Slumdog" to see trailer/preview

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