Thank You, Bill Pence

We are deeply saddened at the passing of our friend and mentor, Bill Pence, co-founder of Telluride Film Festival and founder of our own Telluride by the Sea. Pivotal in both launching TbtS with his wonderful wife, Stella Pence, and our year-round film programming, Bill’s encyclopedic knowledge of films and the industry, along with his love of the medium, inspired us and instilled some stability in The Music Hall that was sorely needed at the time. We miss his warmth, brilliant ideas, and sound advice. The ultimate showman, Bill taught us so much about the world of film and theater, and we are forever grateful.