The Traverse City Film Festival box office is open for public ticket sales starting Saturday, July 18. Doors open at noon for walk-ups; phone and Internet sales start at 6 p.m. Tickets to regular films are $9, opening and closing night films are $25. Other ticketed events include opening and closing night parties ($50) and the festival’s TCFF Film School seminar series ($3 each).

The Traverse City Film Festival box office is located at Suite 101, 300 E. Front St. in Traverse City, and is open Monday to Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.

Looking to enjoy the festival on the cheap? Stop by for free daily film panels at the City Opera House, at 9:30 a.m. July 29 through August 2 or bring the family to free nightly movies at the Open Space, at 9:30 p.m. July 28 through August 1. The Open Space Cinema schedule is below.

Tuesday, July 28    Men in Black
Wednesday, July 29    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Thursday, July 30    Hair
Friday, July 31    The Goonies
Saturday, August 1    Big

Tickets have been on sale to Friends of the festival since July 12, so some films and screenings are already sold out. Below is a list of sold out films, to help in your pre-festival planning. Call 231-946-3731 or visit for a full schedule and more information.

About Elly (Thursday, July 30 screening)
Answer Man
Big Fan (Wednesday, July 29 screening)
Burma VJ (Thursday, July 30 screening)
Chomsky and Company Departures
Eden is West (Thursday, July 30 screening)
Enemies, A Love Story Entre Nos (Thursday, July 30 screening)
Everlasting Moments Food Inc. (Saturday, August 1 screening)
The Greatest Helen + Joy
Herb & Dorothy Humpday
(Saturday, August 1 screening)
In the Loop Julie & Julia Lemon Tree (Wednesday, July, 29 screening)
Mary & Max (Friday, July 31 screening)
Mike’s Surprise
O’Horten (Friday, July 31 screening)
The Only Good Indian Revanche (Wednesday, July 29 screening)
Salt of this Sea Séraphine
Shorts for Adults
Sneak Preview, hosted by Jeff Garlin
Troubled Water Waterlife
Which Way Home?
Woodstock: The Director’s Cut Wu

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