Sandra Bullock in Alfonso Cuarón's <em>Gravity

Bolstered by glowing early reactions via Twitter this morning from Italy, Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity will surely be a hot ticket when it screens at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend. The anticipated lost in space drama starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock is among the high profile new films on tap for the 2013 edition of the annual Labor Day film festival. Cuarón will jet to Colorado with his son Jonás Cuarón, writer of the film, to present their film just days after opening the Venice Film Festival.

Gravity is just one of the notable new movies set to screen at the festival. The lineup for the event, kept secret until the festival's first day, is being revealed this morning 24 hours earlier than usual because organizers extended the length of this year's event by an extra day.

Jason Reitman's Labor Day, adapted from the novel by Joyce Maynard, will be unveiled at the festival. He's a fest regular who last attended the event with Juno and Up In The Air. The festival will also offer attendees a first look at Agnieszka Holland's multi-part Burning Bush, Ralph Fiennes's The Invisible Woman and Gia Coppola's teenage story, Palo Alto, Jonathan Glazer's latest, Under the Skin and Errol Morris's Donald Rumsfeld doc, The Unknown Known

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Telluride fest will honor Robert Redford, the Coen Brothers and T Bone Burnett in the coming days. Redford will be at the festival with JC Chandor's All Is Lost, a Cannes debut that features the actor alone on screen, at sea, trying to survive a boat accident. The Coens and T Bone Burnett will be celebrated alongside a screening of their latest, Inside Llewyn Davis, a look at America's emerging folk scene in the 60s. Both films debuted earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival and will screen soon at the 51st New York Film Festival.

Organizers promised that more new films will be unveiled at the festival this weekend. Festival director Gary Meyer, who heads the event with Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger, said that three new movies are set for surprise screenings this weekend. He and his colleagues were even preparing to watch another late entry last night to fill a potential TBA slot over the weekend.

A number of favorites from this year's Cannes Film Festival, including Palme d'Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Color, are on the 40th fest roster, as are the classic films presented this by not one but six festival guest directors for the anniversary edition: Don DeLillo, Buck Henry, Phillip Lopate, Michael Ondaatje, B Ruby RIch and Salman Rushdie.

40th Telluride Film Festival: New Films

All is Lost, directed by J.C. Chandor
Before the Winter Chill, directed by Philippe Claudel
Bethlehem, directed by Yuval Adler
Blue is the Warmest Color, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
Burning Bush, directed by Agnieszka Holland
Death Row: Blaine Milam + Robert Fratta, directed by Werner Herzog
Fifi Howls from Happiness, directed by Mitra Farahani
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, directed by Daniel Keller and Dayna Goldfine
Gloria, directed by Sebastián Lelio
Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Here Be Dragons, directed by Mark Cousins
Ida, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
Inside Llewyn Davis, directed by Ethan and Joel Coen
The Invisible Woman, directed by Ralph Fiennes
Jodorowsky’s Dune, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Labor Day, directed by Jason Reitman
Locations: Looking for Rusty James, directed by Alberto Fuguet
The Lunchbox, directed by Ritesh Batra
La Maison de la Radio, directed by Nicolas Philibert
Manuscripts Don’t Burn, directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
Milius, directed by Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson
The Missing Picture, directed by Rithy Panh
Multiple Visions, the Crazy Machine, directed by Gabriel Figueroa
Musidora, the tenth Muse, directed by Patrick Cazals
My Dior, directed by Frédéric Tcheng
Natan, directed by David Cairns and Paul Duane
Nebraska, directed by Alexander Payne
Out of Love, directed by Esther Julie-Anne
Palo Alto, directed by Gia Coppola
Particle Fever, directed by Mark Levinson
The Past, directed by Asghar Farhadi
Road Movie: A Portrait of John Adams, directed by Mark Kidel
Remembrance – A small Movie About Ouul in the 1950s, directed by Peter Von Bagh
Sadourni’s Butterflies, directed by Darío Nardi
Slow Food Story, directed by Stefano Sardo
Starred Up, directed by David Mackenzie
A Story of Children and Film, directed by Mark Cousins
Tim’s Vermeer, directed by Teller
Tracks, directed by John Curran
Una Chanza Mas, directed by Basiste Fenwick
Under the Skin, directed by Jonathan Glazer
The Unknown Known, directed by Errol Morris

40th Telluride Film Festival: Classic Films

Aguirre, the Wrath of God, directed by Werner Herzog (1972)
A Simple Case, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin (1930)
The Big Lebowski, directed by Ethan and Joel Coen
Death Rides a Horse, directed by Giulio Petroni (1967)
Elephant, directed by Alan Clarke (1989)
He Who Gets Slapped, directed by Victor Sjöström (1924)
La Jetée, directed by Chris Marker (1962)
Le Joli Mai, directed by Chris Marker (1963)
Mahanagar, directed by Satyajit Ray (1963)
Naked Childhood, directed by Maurice Pialat (1969)
One Way or Another, directed by Sara Gómez (1978)
A Piece of the Action, directed by Bernard Girard (1962)
La Poison, directed by Sacha Guitry (1951)
Portrait of Jennie, directed by William Dieterle (1948)
Rumble Fish, directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1983)
The Terminal Man, directed by Mike Hodges (1972)

Eugene Hernandez will be filing daily dispatches from the Telluride Film Festival for FilmLinc Daily. Follow us on Twitter for updates: @filmlinc