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Blog 2: Electric Boogaloo

In prep for moderating Saturday’s run Propaganda was early on my sched. The film was an experience that left me conflicted and uneasy, both of which were acknowledged as intentional results during the Q/A with Slavko Martinov, director, and Michael Moore. I say conflicted, because it was a rail on Western culture that highlighted all […]

TCFF 2013: Day 4 – Elaine Stritch Wows Audience at Doc Screening

Day four of the 9th Annual Traverse City Film Festival was all about Elaine Stritch, the octogenarian Broadway legend who received a standing ovation when she appeared for a Q&A after the screening of the documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” The doc is an all-access look into the life of this feisty, no-holds barred superstar […]

TCFF Photos from Thursday, August 1st

Here’s a slew of photos from Day 3 of the 2013 Traverse City Film Festival! [fsg_gallery id=”3″]

TCFF 2013: Day 3 – ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Propaganda’ and ‘The East’

My brain is like a big wet sponge absorbing all the amazing films I saw today. First up was “Fruitvale Station” at Milliken Auditorium. Sometimes you know right away when a film will do well during awards season. Opening night’s “Blue Jasmine” is one of those films. So is “Fruitvale Station.” ‘Fruitvale’ isn’t even what […]

TCFF Photos from Wednesday, July 31st

Here are photos from Day 2 of the 2013 Traverse City Film Festival taken by our amazing team of volunteer photographers! See more on our Flickr and share your own on the TCFF Facebook. [fsg_gallery id=”2″]

Festival Diary: Late Night Movie Bender Edition

July 30 You’ll forgive this first entry because the TCFF movie bender that I’m on is mixed with the on-call responsibility of middle of the night wake-ups to rock my 11 month old son back to sleep without falling asleep myself. Midnight is my new 3am. The Fest Day 1 The Blue Jasmine Opener was […]

TCFF 2013: Day 2 – Killer Whales, Bordeaux, Whistleblowers and ‘The Girl on the Train’

Today’s journey through cinematic awesomeness took me from the vineyards of France (and China) to the horrors of theme park whales to a movie about a life-changing train ride. Let’s take a look. I started off the day with “The Girl on the Train,” directed by TCFF regular Larry Brand and produced by Leland residents […]

Mario Batali at the Grand Debut of the Bijou by the Bay

We had a chance to talk to noted chef and summer resident Mario Batali about the new Bijou by the Bay and the great film that changed him.

TCFF 2013: Day 1 – A Very ‘Blue Jasmine’

The 9th Annual Traverse City Film Festival kicked off in a big way tonight with the opening night film, “Blue Jasmine.” Woody Allen’s dramedy will most assuredly earn star Cate Blanchett an Oscar nomination, if not the golden statuette itself. She plays Jasmine, a Park Avenue socialite whose life takes a dramatic downturn after the […]