Whether you’re a music fanatic, a social activist, or just nostalgic for the 90s, there’s something for everyone at the 13th Traverse City Film Festival. We’ve created some groupings below to help you tailor your schedule and pick that one great movie that just might change you.
We’re throwing it back to the 90’s with a few of our old favorites, and some exciting newcomers. Catch up with your favorite childhood hero Bill Nye the Science Guy, laugh along with the ladies of “Landline,” and see a historical take on the LA Riots from a new perspective.
- Bill Nye: Science Guy
- Reservoir Dogs
- Doug Benson Movie Interruption: Starship Troopers
Movies for Music Maniacs
From starry-eyed show tunes to the Grateful Dead, these films cover a wide range of genres that are sure to make you want to sing and dance along.
- Long Strange Trip
- Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
- Stop Making Sense
- Junction 48
- La La Land
- Speedy with the Alloy Orchestra
Serious movies got you feeling down? Want to laugh and feel good? Come to these funny films, and you’ll leave feeling light-hearted and happy.
Films for World Travelers
Satisfy your wanderlust without leaving your chair. These breathtaking films show you the world in a way you’ve never seen before, exploring cultural diversity, astounding scenery, and food from across the globe.
- Mr. Long
- The Trip to Spain
- Junction 48
- A River Below
- Beats of the Antonov
- Stockholm, My Love
- Shorts: Trip Abroad
Females are Strong as Hell
The future is female, and we couldn’t agree more. Watch as these strong, independent, ass-kicking women take on the world in everything from step dancing to campaigning for mayor.
- Ice Mother
- Ada for Mayor
- I Am Evidence
- Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
- Moana Sing Along
- Mr. Roosevelt
Films for the Environmental Activist
Explore land and sea from the perspective of farmers, scientists, and everyday people. While viewing these movies safe from the elements, you’ll gain a new appreciation for our shared homeland: the Earth.
- Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock
- The Red Turtle
- A River Below
- Shorts: Inside Flint
- Chasing Coral
- What Lies Upstream
Health as a science and an industry develops faster than almost every other field of study. Learn about diseases plaguing the population as well as the use of medical advances to push our human limits.
America is a melting pot with a social fabric comprised of vastly different cultures and stories. Explore new American perspectives in these films which take you across our country, from Philly to Standing Rock.
Drones and Robots and Science, Oh My!
Films for History Buffs
Brush up on your history with these dramatic reenactments of past events, period pieces, and historical docs.
Movies in Michigan
The great state of Michigan has a lot to offer, including these films that were either made by Michiganders or focus on Michiganian themes.