The 3rd annual Traverse City Film Festival

The State Lives! by Darrin WassomThe 3rd annual Traverse City Film Festival takes place July 31 – August 5th and will screen over 60 films in a variety of categories this year, including American Independent Cinema, New Foreign Cinema, Dangerous Docs, and Overlooked & Outstanding Films.

Highlights include dedicated matinee screenings of Children’s and Native American films; Midnight Madness, a selection of new cult-favorite horror films playing at special midnight showings; select screenings of classic films including a 40 th anniversary celebration of “The Graduate” and a screening of “The Bridge on the River Kwai” on its 50th anniversary and 4 free films at the Open Space: E.T., Grease, North by Northwest and Raiders of the Lost Ark. There are also a variety of panels discussing film & filmmaking, some great music and enough parties to keep the paparazzi in you pacified.

If you’ve never been, you should go – this is a wonderful event that will make you smile at the energy it brings to Traverse City and our region. Tickets are still available and you can get loads and loads more information at the Traverse City Film Festival web site and also in the Filmgoer Guide from Traverse Magazine.

Photo credit: The State Lives by Darrin Wassom