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Traverse International Film Festival

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:

  • The 100th birthday of Orson Welles
  • The 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp and the 75th anniversary of Chaplin’s The Great Dictator which will be attended by Chaplin’s daughter, Geraldine Chaplin.}
  • The 50th anniversary of Doctor Zhivago
  • The 40th anniversary of Robert Altman’s Nashville with some of the original cast in attendance!
  • Celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, the festival will also feature the works of gay and lesbian filmmakers and their stories.

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

  • Gravity
  • The Great Dictator
  • The Bird Cage
  • The Lego Movie
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Movies On A Boat
  • Monty Python: The Meaning Of Life
  • DO I Sound Gay
  • Hip-hop –eration
  • Force Majeure


  • The Armour Of Light
  • Amy
  • A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
  • A Courtship
  • A Dangerous Game
  • Finders Keepers
  • Glen Campbell... I’ll Be Me

Foreign films

  • Gueros
  • Dark Places
  • Diplomacy
  • The Connection (La French)
  • Labyrinth Of Lies (Im Labyrinth Des Schweigens)
  • Love At First Fight (Les Combattants)
  • Out Of Nature (Mot Naturen)
  • Tangerines (Mandariinid)
  • Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes)

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.

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