Eastwood Movie ‘Sully’ To Open Telluride Film Festival

TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — Clint Eastwood’s movie about the “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot will get its world premiere during the Telluride Film Festival.

“Sully,” starring Tom Hanks as pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, will open the 43rd annual festival on Friday night.

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger -- a graduate of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and the University of Northern Colorado -- piloted US Airways flight 1549 after it sustained damage from an apparent bird strike and crash-landed into New York's Hudson River in January 2009. All 155 people were pulled from the icy waters by a flotilla of rescue boats. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Sullenberger is a graduate of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and the University of Northern Colorado. He piloted US Airways flight 1549 after it sustained damage from an apparent bird strike and crash-landed into New York’s Hudson River in January 2009.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

All 155 passengers were rescued from the icy waters as they waited on the plane’s wing by a flotilla of rescue boats.

Other films that that will be shown include “Bleed for This”, starring Miles Teller as the former boxer Vinny Paz, and a modern musical romance called “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

The festival will continue through Monday.

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