One of the best parts of having the Traverse City Film Festival right here in Northern Michigan is that we have the chance to highlight the incredible talent of some of the best that the Great Lakes State has to offer. Take a look below, say hello if you see them on the street, and watch their work on the big screen!
Director Davy Rothbart is the founder of Found Magazine, a contributor on This American Life, and a Michigander.
In conjunction with the screening, Davy is organizing a special event with musician Seth Bernard and Davy’s nonprofit Washington to Washington that is bringing inner city youth to Sleeping Bear during the festival.
Thursday, August 1 at 6 pm Central High School Auditorium
This can’t-miss political hot doc heavily features Michigan’s own Katie Fahey and the efforts of Michigan’s Voters Not Politicians. Kate, as well as directors Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman, will be here for the screenings.
Wednesday, July 31 at 12 noon State Theatre
Friday, August 2 at 3 pm The Kubrick at Central Grade School
From Antrim County’s own Richard Rowley (“Dirty Wars,” TCFF 2013) comes a complex and emotional expose on an all-too-familiar police shooting. Richard will be there to take questions, along with producer Jacqueline Soohen.
Former Chief Engineer and Designer of the DeLorean Motor Company, Detroit’s Bill Collins will be here with the clever, stranger-than-fiction doc. How cool is that!?! Joining him will be producer Tamir Ardon and screenwriter Dan Greeney.
Thursday, August 1 at 3 pm The Kubrick at Central Grade School
Sunday, August 4 at 9 pm Milliken at the Dennos Museum
Comedy legend and Detroit-native Lily Tomlin will be here in person (!!), joining director Joan Churchill to talk about this intimate, rarely-seen doc. The recipient of TCFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award, she’ll be with us for the following screenings:
We’ve got an entire shorts program featuring films from Michigan filmmakers and about events and people in our fair state, including films with Traverse City connections, and featuring several filmmakers in person.
Saturday, August 3 at 12 noon Central High School
Young filmmakers from Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and our area’s very own Interlochen Arts Academy show us what they’ve got in these collections of short films.