Entries by Angie Forton

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 […]

Bijou by the Bay Grand Opening: A Spectacular Affair

The Bijou by the Bay Grand Opening was held tonight, and it was definitely what you’d call a spectacular affair – not only because “The Spectacular Now” was the film that screened, but also because it’s just so cool to see the historical Con Foster Museum transformed into a hidden gem of a movie theater, […]

Kon-Tiki: Six Guys in a Raft, Scary Sharks and a Whole Lot of Faith

I had the opportunity and great privilege to see “Kon-Tiki” at the State Theatre today. It screened for the Traverse City Film Festival founders, and prior to the movie, Michael Moore noted that the audience was probably familiar with the story because we’d no doubt read the book … “if you’re old…” That got a […]