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Film Festival gets its own happy ending
Traverse City Film Festival organizers said this year's edition scored with cinema fans, and it drew rave reviews from the local business community.Continued ...
Film Fest ends with walk around block
The biggest surprise at "Mike's Surprise" — a Traverse City Film Festival tradition in which Founder Michael Moore screens a mystery movie — occurred when Moore led the crowd out of their seats and around the block.Continued ...
- Sunday, August 5, 2012
Digital technology killing off movies shown on film
If there were any questions that digital filmmaking technology now is the medium of cinema, Michael Moore laid them to rest at a Traverse City Film Festival panel discussion.Continued ...
- Saturday, August 4, 2012
Director achieves TCFF dreams
Tony D’Annunzio set out to make a documentary about a long-ago Detroit rock 'n’ roll palace, and one of his “10 goals on paper” was to earn an invite to the Traverse City Film Festival.Continued ...
Michigan can still be a movie hot spot
Michigan still can be a place for movie making, despite changes to the state's film incentive program.Continued ...
Bell talks 'Hit and Run'
Kristen Bell made a comedy full of car chases and unexpected tender moments, and got to shoot it with all her friends.Continued ...
- Friday, August 3, 2012
Woman to attend Film Fest movie with Moore
Deb Cannella may get to skip the line for at least one movie at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival. She and her family will be accompanied to the movie of her choice by none other than festival founder and filmmaker Michael Moore.Continued ...
- Thursday, August 2, 2012
Sarandon, Moore share stories at Film Fest
Susan Sarandon arrived about 20 minutes late for her Traverse City Film Festival panel.Continued ...
Fans come out for tribute to Sarandon
Valerie Schollett tied a scarf around her head and donned a pair of sunglasses to get in the spirit for a "Thelma & Louise" screening.Continued ...
Film Fest Outtakes: 08/02/2012
"I never knew you guys had sand on your lakes," said Susan Sarandon, joking with a City Opera House audience during the film festival panel Wednesday morning.Continued ...
- Wednesday, August 1, 2012
'Robot and Frank' premieres today
Jake Schreier admits he's spoiled by his directorial debut.Continued ...
Film Fest Outtakes: 08/01/2012
Fest Founder Michael Moore emailed supporters to encourage them to follow the festival on social media.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
8th Film Festival kicks off in style
Michael Moore welcomed visitors to the eighth annual Traverse City Film Festival in uncharacteristic style.Continued ...
”I do this out of respect for all of you,” the filmmaker and festival founder told the audience at the first screening of Tuesday’s Opening Night Movie at the State Theatre, indicating his suit, tie and haircut. “Or maybe I lost a bet.”
Susan Sarandon, this year’s most anticipated guest, also quipped with the audience before accepting the key to the city and the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
8th annual Film Festival opens today
Jim Cox sat at the piano in an empty City Opera House auditorium and repeatedly sounded a note.Continued ...
- Sunday, July 29, 2012
Some lucky film-goers have a busy week ahead
Cindy Timmer isn't ready to give full credit to a random drawing for changing her life, but she will admit it started a "positive domino effect."Continued ...
- Saturday, July 28, 2012
'The Campaign' added to Film Fest lineup
A group of ticket seekers clustered outside the Traverse City Film Festival box office in the drizzling morning rain and waited patiently until a volunteer opened the door.Continued ...
- Friday, July 27, 2012
Film Fest poster took infinite time
That big blue film strip in the shape of an “8” you’ve been seeing on buses and banners and windows around town lately?Continued ...
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
Film Fest to screen new Will Ferrell comedy
The Traverse City Film Festival will show the Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis comedy “The Campaign,” festival officials announced in an email sent to Friends of the festival.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 14, 2012
Film Fest ticket frenzy begins early
Beginning before dawn, a line is expected to form down Park Street. That's when Friends of the Traverse City Film Festival will gather to buy tickets that go on sale at 11 a.m.Continued ...
Susan Sarandon coming to Film Fest
Susan Sarandon is coming to this year's Traverse City Film Festival.Continued ...
- Friday, June 29, 2012
Movie lineup announced
Movies in this year's Traverse City Film Festival come from Germany, France, Sweden — and Detroit.Continued ...