June 14, 2011
TRAVERSE CITY- For the first time ever, the Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF) wants viewers to pick what they want to see at the Open Space on Friday, July 29. It’s all up to you!
The ballot will be on the TCFF website, Facebook page and will be emailed to Friends of the Festival. The choices range from newer films to older classics.
Which of the following would you like to see?
• “The Dark Knight”
• “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
• “Rebel Without a Cause”
• “From Russia With Love”
• “The Maltese Falcon”
• “Strictly Ballroom”
• “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”
If there is another movie you think would be even better at Open Space, you have the option to write in another flick.
The People’s Choice movie ‒ along with all Open Space films to be shown at this year’s festival ‒ will be announced later this June. The Open Space, on the corner of Union St. and Grandview Parkway, is one of Traverse City’s most beautiful and versatile public gathering places, an ideal venue to enjoy a free outdoor movie as well as the very best summertime fun northern Michigan has to offer.
Don’t forget to check your mail or go to traversecityfilmfest.org to cast your vote. Every vote counts!
The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to showing “Just Great Movies” and helping to 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. It was instrumental in renovating a shuttered historical downtown movie house, the State Theatre, which it continues to own and operate as a year-round, community-based, mission-driven and volunteer-staffed art house movie theater. The festival was founded by Academy Award-winning Director Michael Moore, who runs the festival and serves as president of the board of directors. Other board members are photographer John Robert Williams and New York Times best-selling author Doug Stanton, both Traverse Citians, and filmmakers Larry Charles (director, “Borat”), Terry George (director, “Hotel Rwanda”), Sabina Guzzanti (director, “Viva Zapatero!”), and Christine Lahti (actor,”Running on Empty”).