Telluride Film Fest: “Sunday at the Palm” Presents “Clash of the Titans”

Telluride Film Fest: “Sunday at the Palm” Presents “Clash of the Titans”

Sunday, October 30, 4 p.m. Telluride’s Michael D. Palm Theatre for the Performing Arts. “Clash of the Titans.” Presented by the Telluride Film Festival. Rated PG. Free to all. Running time, 118 minutes.


The Telluride Film Festival is pleased to present the Sunday at the Palm series in collaboration with the Telluride R-1 School District. Free community screenings run throughout the school year and continue this month with the classic Greek mythological adventure, CLASH OF THE TITANS.

This epic fantasy retells the story of Perseus (Harry Hamlin) using the beautiful stop-motion visual effects of artist Ray Harryhausen. It is has been suggested that “most people today who are aware of the story of Perseus and Medusa owe their knowledge to the 1981 film.” (From Stephen R. Wilk, “Medusa: Solving the Mystery of the Gorgon”)

Featuring towering monsters such as the sea creature, the Kracken, as well as the snake-headed Medusa, giant scorpions and many others – the film follows Perseus’ journey to save the beautiful Andromeda. Along the way, he has the help of the magical flying horse, Pegasus, as well as his trusty owl, Bubo.

“A grand and glorious romantic adventure, filled with grave heroes, beautiful heroines, fearsome monsters, and awe-inspiring duels to the death,” wrote Roger Ebert, “It is a lot of fun…It has faith in a story-telling tradition that sometimes seems almost forgotten, a tradition depending upon legends and myths, magical swords, enchanted shields, invisibility helmets, and the overwhelming power of a kiss.”

Also with Burgess Meredith, Lawrence Olivier and Judi Bowker as Andromeda.

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