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Hollywood Sneak Preview “We’re the Millers” Joins the Traverse City Film Festival’s 2013 Lineup
Michigan Native Paul Feig to Introduce “The Heat” in Person and Accept Michigan Filmmaker Award
Additional Screenings of Sold Out Films Announced
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (July 26, 2013) — The ninth annual Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF), founded by Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore, has added twelve screenings to an already packed lineup. Along with additional screenings of sold out films, TCFF will host a special Hollywood Sneak Peek of upcoming blockbuster comedy “We’re the Millers.” Director Paul Feig will be bringing his latest film “The Heat,” while accepting the TCFF Michigan Filmmaker Award and Elaine Stritch will be honored with a reception.
“Tickets are flying out the door fast and we wanted to make sure that – along with additional screenings of some of the sold out films – we had some very special movies lined up to offer to our loyal and growing audience of film lovers here in Traverse City,” said founder Michael Moore.
TCFF audiences will be the first audience to see raucous comedy “We’re the Millers,” starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts, on Saturday, August 3. This very special Sneak Preview will be shown at TCFF anchor venue, the State Theatre, recently rated the number one movie theater in the world by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Joining this preview will be summer hit “The Heat,” directed by comedy genius Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids,” “Freaks and Geeks”), starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. Paul Feig, a Mount Clemens, Michigan native, will be at TCFF in person to accept the Michigan Filmmaker of the Year Award.
Also added to the lineup: two screenings of “Fruitvale Station,” one of the most discussed films of the summer. TCFF audiences will be the first in Northern Michigan to see and discuss this stunning, heartbreaking and timely film.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of TCFF Centerpiece Film “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” TCFF has added a reception to honor the Centerpiece film’s star, Elaine Stritch. Ms. Stritch will host a private party for special invited guests and 80 lucky TCFF patrons. Stritch, accompanied by her personal piano player and the film’s director Chiemi Karasawa, will entertain into the evening as guests enjoy gourmet cuisine and drinks provided by premiere Asian restaurant Red Ginger.
In response to record ticket sales – over 65 percent of tickets sold in ten days – eight of the year’s most popular films have been chosen for additional screenings. TCFF’s only film still to be announced will be the film chosen to break in TCFF’s brand new year-round venue during the Grand Debut of Bijou by the Bay. Stay tuned for that very exciting announcement.
Tickets for these newly announced films and events will go on sale today, Friday, July 26 at traversecityfilmfest.org, 231-929-FILM and at the TCFF Box Office at 128 Union St. above 7 Monks Taproom in downtown Traverse City, MI.
New screenings in the festival lineup are:
Wednesday, July 31 at 12 noon, Old Town Playhouse
Wednesday, July 31 at 3 pm, Bijou by the Bay
Wednesday, July 31 at 6 pm, Dutmers Theater
Sunday, August 4 at 9 pm, Dutmers Theater
Wednesday, July 31 at 9 pm, Dutmers Theater
Thursday, August 1 at 9 am, Milliken Auditorium
Saturday, August 3 at 9 pm, Lars Hockstad Auditorium
“The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology”
Thursday, August 1 at 3 pm, Dutmers Theater
“The Girl on the Train”
Thursday, August 1 at 9 pm, “Dutmers Theater”
Friday, August 2 at 6 pm, Lars Hockstad Auditorium
“We’re the Millers”
Saturday, August 3 at 9 pm, State Theatre
Saturday, August 3 at 9 pm, Dutmers Theater
“The English Teacher”
Sunday, August 4 at 9 am, Lars Hockstad Auditorium
Sunday, August 4 at 12 noon, Milliken Auditorium
TCFF will take place July 30 to August 4. For a full schedule please visit traversecityfilmfest.org.
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ABOUT THE TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL
The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable and educational non-profit organization founded by Academy Award-winning director and local resident Michael Moore, committed to showing “Just Great Movies” and to helping save one of America’s few indigenous art forms – the cinema. The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan for the annual film festival in late July to early August. The festival has grown to become one of the biggest film festivals in the Midwest and one of the most respected in the country. The Festival operates the State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay, as year-round, community-based, mission-driven and volunteer-staffed art house movie theaters. For more information, visit traversecityfilmfest.org.