July 28 – August 02, 2015
Traverse City, USA
What’s It All about?
In its 11th edition, Traverse City Film Festival is all set to present more than 200 films for adults, plus Kids Fest and new #Tween movies. Every year, the festival features free-of-charge classic movies on a giant inflatable outdoor screen, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay in the Open Space at dusk. It also hosts free panel discussions with directors, writers, actors, and other members of the film industry. Educating film lovers, the festival also runs an affordable film school offering daily classes twice.
Apart from the regular, Open Space outdoor movies, Movies on a Boat, and Cinematic Tour movies in cinemas around the region, this year, the fest will also include the Cherry Bowl Drive-In in Honor.
Special Celebratory Screenings
The festival is instrumental in reviving the historic downtown movie house, State Theatre, which it continues to own and operate. This year, the festival will be celebrating the centennial anniversary of the theatre. It will also celebrate several other anniversaries such as:
Watch Out For!
Opening Night Film
The End Of The Tour
A 2015 American biographical drama directed by James Ponsoldt and written by Donald Margulies, based on David Lipsky’s 2010 book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself. The film stars Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. Director James Ponsoldt and actor Jason Segel are expected to attend.
Open Space Movies
Closing Night Film
The film, directed by Paul Weitz, is about a misanthropic poet (Lily Tomlin), who takes her granddaughter (Julia Garner) across Los Angeles in search of the money she needs to terminate her unwanted pregnancy.
This year, two new categories have been introduced in its line-up. The Sidebar: Food on Film will feature some of the best in culinary cinema, followed by conversations between stars of the Michigan food scene and sample bites prepared by the chefs and inspired by the films, whereas #Tweens is dedicated to young ones and will include films that are suitable for PG audience viewing.