Highlights of Traverse City Film Festival 2013

Traverse City Film Festival: If you made it to town for the 9th Traverse City Film Festival—awesome, we probably rubbed elbows in a film line or two. But even if you weren't in Traverse, no sweat, we covered the bases well enough for everybody. Here's a roundup of our highlights in the last few days… 3, 2, 1, rolling!

Video Interviews

Orenthal Fimmakers

Producer Rebecca Reynolds (The Girl on the Train) interviews the filmmakers behind Orenthal, a quirky musical about the O.J. Simpson murder case.

Thomas Morgan on Waiting For Mamu (still to come—check back!)

Chiami Karasawa on Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (still to come—check back!)

Written Q&As

Director Craig Zisk of The English Teacher

We catch up with first-time film director Craig Zisk on his film The English Teacher, playing at the 2013 Traverse City Film Festival.

Exclusive Interview with Directors of Lovelace

We sit down with co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman to discuss the controversial film at the 2013 Traverse City Film Festival, Lovelace.

Pushpa Basnet, 2012 CNN Hero of the Year in Waiting for Mamu

CNN Hero of the Year Pushpa Basnet, who rescues children from prison cells in Nepal, attends “Waiting for Mamu” world premiere.

Filmmaker Thomas Morgan Discusses Waiting for Mamu

Director Thomas Morgan speaks on his documentary film showing one woman rescuing children from prison cells in Nepal.

Pandora's Promise Raises Controversial Issue of Nuclear Energy

We sit down with director Robert Stone and discuss his documentary Pandora's Promise and the subject of nuclear energy.

Local Producers share their newest work Girl On The Train at Film Festival

Local filmmakers, Rebecca Reynolds and Jim Carpenter, discuss their experiences making their new film and the Traverse City Film Festival.

Film School

Film School Confessions

University of Michigan film students discuss semester projects at Traverse City Film Festival 2013 film school panel.

Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion with Michael Moore, Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling

The morning panel discussion at the Traverse City Film Festival had Michael Moore talking with Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, who have a decade-long friendship and have collaborated (co-writing, directing, acting) on the films The East and The Sound of My Voice.

Film & Festival Experiences

U of M Students Show Short Films

Students from the University of Michigan premiere their short films, Fender Bender and Open House at TCFF 9.

Five Things To Love About TCFF

A handful of reasons to make the festival a top summer priority.

Kids Fest 2013

Lovable $1 movies and activities day after day on the Lars Hockstad lawn.

Midnight Movies

We stayed up late for these midnight showings.

Free Movies

Admission = $0. Free movies compliments of the Traverse City Film Festival.

TCFF: A Foodie Paradise

The must-eats before and after the popcorn and soda.

Shop Between Showings

Get up and stretch the legs while wandering into these Front Street boutiques.

The Parties.

Because the movies are just half of the action.

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