Michael Moore, Oscar®-winning filmmaker and Traverse City Film Festival founder and president, released the movie schedule today for the festival’s 14th annual edition, running July 31 to August 5 along the beautiful shores of Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan.
“We’re living in an era of uncertainty, and there’s no better time to for us to turn to art—to movies—to find much-needed inspiration, ideas, joy, hope, and a way forward; and there’s no better place than right here in Traverse City,” Michael says.
The exciting lineup features some of best movies from all across the globe. As you peruse the list, please take note of a few things that might be a little different this year:
- The behemoth is back! The largest venue has returned, and with a brand new name: The Kubrick at Central Grade School boasts 750 seats. Central High School was such a hit last year they decided to keep it.
- The TCFF Shuttle system is now part of the BATA Bayline. They’re adding stops during the festival week so you’ll have easy transportation to and from all venues, as well as direct pickup from select hotels along the bay.
- A new program, TCFF Student U, offers high school and college students a chance to receive free movie vouchers to be used throughout the festival.
- Food on Film is back, but this year there’s food, wine, and beer. It’s a complete epicurean experience.
- Movies Around the Bay continues to offer an opportunity for Northern Michigan neighbors to see sneak-peeks of select films from this year’s fest. See films in Harbor Springs, Manistee, Frankfort, Elk Rapids, and Suttons Bay from July 22–26.
- The most popular offerings return better than ever—Kids Fest (back in beautiful Clinch Park), movies for #Tweens, and some midnight frights and delights.
- Great guests! In addition to the previously announced Lifetime Achievement Honoree, Jane Fonda, Michael will be sitting down with Dick Cavett. Renowned movie critic film critic, programmer, and lover, Kent Jones, brings his award-winning feature narrative debut. Prolific podcaster and comedian Doug Benson returns, and, as always, directors and stars from dozens of our top selections will be at the festival.
- The 103 feature films and the filmmakers announced today are just a start. More announcements to follow.
You can view the entire schedule of movies—including award-winners Burden and Smuggling Hendrix, and Jane Fonda’s Coming Home—and events online, or you can download a PDF. Pick up a printed guide at the State Theatre, Bijou by the Bay, and other locations all around town.