Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison doc heads to San Sebastian – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Columnists planning their schedules for the upcoming fall festivals, from Venice to Toronto and Telluride, have been hoping to see Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison documentary, “Living In the Material World,” added to the still-developing schedules. That still could happen, especially now that we’re learning the doc will play at least ONE festival, even if it’s not one of the aforementioned three.

Instead, Scorsese’s film will screen at Madrid’s 59th annual San Sebastian International Film Festival, as was revealed by fest programmers on Tuesday. The musical documentary leads a list of 11 titles that are screening as part of the Zabaltegi-Specials section. It will be joined by Frederick Wiseman’s “Crazy Horse,” about the famous Parisian cabaret of the same name, and JuanCarlos Rulfo’s sturdy examination of author-screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, titled “Carriere: 250 Meters.”

Additional filmmakers bringing features to San Sebastian include Leila Kilani (“On the Edge”), Antoine Deslevaux (the animated “The Rabbi’s Cat”), and Hirokazu Kore-eda (“The Days After”).

This year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival runs from Sept. 16-24.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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