The Traverse City Film Festival will present a slate of free films at the Open Space in downtown Traverse City every evening from Tuesday, July 29th to Sunday, August 3rd. Projected onto a 65-foot inflatable screen, the following films to feature at the Northern Michigan festival were selected by the public from a pool of previous Open Space movies screened during the Traverse City Film Festival’s nine-year history. So grease those joints on your lawn chairs and fluff out your outdoor blankets: it’s going to be a good week of free Open Space movies and entertainment events.
Each screening will begin at sundown, but will be preceded by live music, entertainment and a large-scale photo booth replete with props and costumes. The featured movies are as follows:
- Jaws on Tuesday, July 29th: The original summer blockbuster, and the first film to ever screen at the Traverse City Film Festival’s Open Space, way back in 2005. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
- Jurassic Park on Wednesday, July 30th: Rained out in 2006, the dinosaurs were mighty peeved, so they’re coming back with a vengeance this year. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
- Casablanca on Thursday, July 31st: Hollywood’s greatest romance, and an iconic film that still carries seven decades after its release. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
- Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope on Friday, August 1st: Receiving the most votes of any movie during the voting process, this film gets the prized Friday slot. Directed by George Lucas.
- The Goonies on Saturday, August 2nd: Hey you guys! Don’t miss this mischievous action-comedy classic. Directed by Richard Donner.
- The Wizard of Oz on Sunday, August 3rd: Join Dorothy and the gang for this epic musical-comedy, which coincides with the festival’s Closing Night Bash. Directed by Victor Flemming.