Telluride Film Fest's Sunday At The Palm: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

Telluride Film Fest's Sunday At The Palm: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"


Roger.rabbit poster The Telluride Film Festival, in collaboration with The Telluride Foundation and the Telluride R1 School District, launches the 2011/2012 program of its ongoing series, Sunday at The Palm.

The first screening takes place Sunday, September 25, 4 p.m. and is FREE to all. The featured film is “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” Special guest, local Jeff Price, the film’s screenwriter, plans to be on hand to discuss his film-noiresque mystery and answer questions.

In Bon Temps, Louisiana, it’s vampires. In this 1988 film, a collaboration between Disney Studios and Steven Speilberg, it’s Toons and humans who co-exist in a 1947 Hollywood world. The story centers around Roger Rabbit (voice of Charles Fleischer) who has been framed for the murder of gag-gift king Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye).  Acme was photographed playing patty cake with Roger’s wife Jessica Rabbit (voice of Kathleen Turner), and so Roger appears to have clear motive for the dastardly deed.

Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a washed up private eye, finds himself tied up with Roger Rabbit in an attempt to help prove his innocence. They go head to head with the evil Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) and his band of weasels on a mission to destroy Toontown and all the Toons in it. With special guests Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Betty Boop, Minnie Mouse, Yosemite Sam and a cast of other Disney celebrities.

“I stopped off at a hot dog stand before the screening of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ and ran into a couple of the other local movie critics,” wrote Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times, “They said they were going to the same screening. I asked them what they’d heard about the film. They said they were going to see it for the second time in two days. That’s the kind of word of mouth money can’t buy.”

To learn more about the movie and exciting future plans for Sunday at the Palm, click the “play” button and listen to my interview with Telluride Film Festival’s outreach and education liaison Erika Gordon.

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