For its tenth anniversary, the Traverse City Film Festival is proud to introduce a brand new venue: The Buzz at InsideOut Gallery! Named after our beloved festival friend, the late Buzz Wilson, the venue will feature a variety of inspiring, intelligent movies completely free of charge.
Free tickets to screenings at The Buzz will be available when public ticketing begins on Saturday, July 19 at the main box office at 201 E. Front Street, or by calling 231-242-FILM, at 11 am, and online at 6 pm. And even if you’re unable to reserve a seat in advance, standby lines will form before each show.
Giving everyone a chance to see a great movie, the Buzz will showcase some of the best documentaries we’ve seen all year. With films representing many different areas of interest, there is something for everybody at The Buzz. We start the week with Good Driver Smetana, which tells the story of a bus driver who challenges injustice within Czech politics. Later, Fishtail provides viewers with a glimpse into the life of modern-day cowboys on a Montana ranch, complete with spectacular panoramas and a beautiful score. On Friday, catch The Hand That Feeds, an empowering film that follows a group of immigrant bakery workers who risk deportation to achieve fair treatment. Also consider checking out 10%: What Makes a Hero?, which details the compelling search for the elusive “hero gene.”
The venue will also host a retrospective look at the past nine years of “just great movies.” In recognition of the festival’s legacy and tenth anniversary celebration, The Buzz will screen one iconic, memorable film from each festival. Films range from The Edukators, which won the Founders Grand Prize at the first festival in 2005, to a 2013 Oscar-nominated favorite from Belgium, The Broken Circle Breakdown. Free of charge, these films are great way to catch up on what you have may have missed or a wonderful opportunity to experience these unforgettable moments anew.
Located in Traverse City’s Warehouse District, InsideOut is one of the Midwest’s largest art galleries. InsideOut has presented live, original music for over nine years, making it a well-known location for many area residents. The entertainment venue covers over 3,000 square feet and after we transform it into a state-of-the-art movie theater it will seat an audience of 150. The Buzz also has the unique distinction of being the only indoor venue where alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Movies at The Buzz:
The Buzz Retrospective Films:
2005 — The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei)
2006 — Men At Work (Kargaran Mashghoole Karand)
2007 — Please Vote for Me and West Bank Story
2008 — Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind
2009 — Troubled Water (Deusynlige)
2010 — Castaway on the Moon (Kimssi Pyoryugi)
2011 — Face to Face
2012 — 5 Broken Cameras
2013 — The Broken Circle Breakdown