Traverse City Film Festival Tickets On Sale Today!


Today, everyone can get tickets for the Traverse City Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary filmgoing spectacular!

By now you’ve seen the lineup, you’ve read about all the great movies, you’ve realized there’s no way you can see everything, and you’ve made peace with your schedule. Now, beginning at 11 am at the Main Box Office (201 E. Front, corner of Cass and Front) or by phone (231-242-FILM) — and online at 6 pm — all that’s left is to get your tix and start your TCFF10 adventure!

Today also marks the first chance ANYONE has to get FREE tickets to movies at our newest venue, The Buzz, home to some of the most interesting, intelligent, and inspiring movies of the festival, as well as our look back at some festival favorites from year’s past. The Buzz has five free movie screenings every festival day — film to the people!

And there’s still time to enter your name into our drawing to purchase tickets for Movies on a Boat. Just send one postcard or letter per film to TCFF Movies on a Boat, PO Box 4064, Traverse City MI 49685, or drop off your request at the Main Box Office. Please include the film title, your contact information, and your choice of one or two tickets. One entry per person, per film. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, July 23, so get your entries in now!

Thousands of film festival tickets are waiting to be snatched up today! We have sold many tickets to the Friends of the Film Festival — again setting a new ticket sales record, and we’ll be announcing new screenings in the coming week — but right now, there are still plenty of tickets for great films available! Here are a few of my favorites that I don’t want any of you to miss:

Dinosaur 13 – One of the best documentaries of the year — by far. It tells a story that will make your blood boil and your hair curl. Don’t miss it!

Ivory Tower – We’ve all been waiting for this film to be made, the one that rips the lid off the assault on our public post-secondary education system.

Lonesome – A stunning “lost” film from the silent era, you’ll be enchanted watching this love story from the 1920s. And once again we’re flying in from Boston the great Alloy Orchestra to play the score live. If you’ve missed this event in the past, this is the year to clear the decks and see a silent film with live music in one of Traverse City’s first silent movie houses.

Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere – If that title alone doesn’t draw you in to watch this murder-mystery doc, then I don’t know what to tell ya.

Summer of Blood – A whole new take on the vampire genre, this is a hilarious comedy about the Date from Hell. From what I can gather, just about every woman has dated this guy.

Sneak Preview: Stations of the Cross – This may just end up being the best film of the festival. True cinephiles must not miss this movie.

See you soon,

Michael Moore

P.S. One more note: our Walk of Fame Auction launches tomorrow, Sunday, July 20, online at But you can get ready today by previewing the eclectic lineup of the star-studded items (like a jacket worn by Jennifer Aniston) and local offerings (dinner for six in your home by Chef Guillaume of Bistro FouFou, anyone?) available in this 10th Anniversary fundraiser.