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September 23rd, 2010

Moore receives John Steinbeck Award

TRAVERSE CITY — Hometown filmmaker Michael Moore is this year's recipient of the John Steinbeck Award.The award is given to writers and artists whose work captures Steinbeck's spirit of empathy, commitment to democratic values and belief in the dignity of people who by circumstance are pushed to the fringes of ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

FILMMAKER MICHAEL MOORE TO RECEIVE THE JOHN STEINBECK AWARD FROM STEINBECK'S FAMILY AND CENTER FOR STEINBECK STUDIES

SAN JOSE, CA (Sept 21, 2010) — Academy Award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author, Michael Moore, has been named the recipient of the Steinbeck Award by the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. Moore will formally receive the "In the Souls of the People" award on Thursday, October ... continue reading

August 3rd, 2010

Record Setting Year For T.C. Film Festival

TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The 6th Annual Traverse City Film Festival is touting its highest ticket sales yet.Officials say they wrapped up a groundbreaking year with more movies, more tickets, more admissions and more screenings.The six-day festival, which has gained a reputation for attracting the best in independent world cinema, ... continue reading

August 3rd, 2010

Film Festival Volunteers Get Party in their Honor

The Traverse City Film Festival may be over, but the volunteers aren't done quite yet. While they're closing the curtain on another successful year, they did it with a big "Thank You" to all the volunteers on Monday night. Hundreds of people put in thousands of hours working at events, ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2010

Awards, party accompany film festival's end

TRAVERSE CITY — Film fans picked their favorite pictures and toasted the end of the Traverse City Film Festival. The sixth annual festival concluded Sunday night with more movies, a closing night party and awards. The festival audience voted for "The Concert" for best fiction film and "The Most Dangerous ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2010

Is that a horn in TC?

The roar of the Blue Angels F/A—18 Hornets fades into the background and is replaced with "I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille," with the Traverse City Film Festival. Living and working in Traverse City becomes a love/hate relationship starting on Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day weekend. ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2010

Kids Fest bigger, more sophisticated

TRAVERSE CITY — Doug Spence put his children to bed late after the Open Space film. Then he woke them up early for the kids' movie at the State Theatre. "Exposing the kids to non-mainstream movies is what we like to do," said Spence, a family physician and father of ... continue reading

August 1st, 2010

Filmmakers must deal with variety of obstacles

Traverse City — A record number of speakers took the stage at the City Opera House for the largest discussion panel in the Traverse City Film Festival's six-year history. Fourteen documentary filmmakers spoke about the challenges they face through their work, as well as the payoffs, even when they're not ... continue reading

July 31st, 2010

Michael Moore Honors Cuban Filmmakers

HAVANA, Cuba — American documentary maker Michael Moore awarded the Keys to the City to filmmaker Ian Padron and actress Mirtha Ibarra, both from Cuba, during the opening night of the Sixth Traverse City Film Festival.After awarding the recognition, Moore invited the audience to attend the screenings of the Cuban ... continue reading

July 31st, 2010

Cubans dream through art

TRAVERSE CITY — A contingent of Cuban filmmakers here for the Traverse City Film Festival got a standing ovation Friday as they took the stage at the City Opera House for a morning panel discussion.Filmmaker Ian Padron, director of the Cuban baseball documentary "Dreaming in Blue," presented festival founder Michael ... continue reading

July 31st, 2010

Quirky late-night shows attract unique crowd

Traverse City — Elsa Frank stood at the front of a line on Front Street with her face illuminated by the lights from the State Theatre's marquee. She anxiously waited for the Traverse City Film Festival's midnight movie, where the late-night fare tends to be a little different than other ... continue reading

July 30th, 2010

Michael Moore working to revive downtown movie theaters

Traverse City, Mich. -- For generations, Americans viewed films in stately, single-screen theaters that were pillars of city business districts -- an experience that faded with the rise of suburban multiplexes and the decline of downtowns.Michael Moore wants to bring those theaters back. The Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker has a ... continue reading

July 30th, 2010

VIDEO: Movie Tickets On The Rise At Film Festival

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July 29th, 2010

Movie premieres kick off Traverse City Film Festival

Traverse City -- The 2010 Traverse City Film Festival got under way Tuesday night with premieres of "Nowhere Boy" and "The Kids Are All Right," the first of more than 100 films being shown at the sixth annual northern Michigan festival through Sunday. "These are real, honest-to-goodness stories that leave ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

Crowds flock downtown for start of film fest

TRAVERSE CITY — The sixth annual Traverse City Film Festival had just started and already there were accolades. Founder Michael Moore dispensed awards in the form of golden movie reels, golden shovels, keys to the city and Michigan filmmaker honors before the screening of the first film Tuesday night. Moore, ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 3)

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July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 1)

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July 27th, 2010

For movie buffs, TCFF is ‘just the ticket’

TRAVERSE CITY – It’s one of northern Michigan’s most popular summer vacation weeks. You can spend six days exploring beaches, trails, waterways and wineries or six days sitting indoors watching documentaries, foreign films with subtitles and quirky independent (indie) flicks.Like bats to a cave, thousands of film festival attendees will ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

Thousands expected to attend Film Festival

TRAVERSE CITY — Marilyn Clark and Nancy Wells perused the brochures at the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau for sightseeing ideas.The friends were in town Monday for the Traverse City Film Festival and said they plan to stay for the whole week in a rented condo with Wells' husband, ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Michael Moore says story comes before stars at Traverse City Film Festival

TRAVERSE CITY -- Michael Moore does not underestimate the intelligence of the moviegoing public.You can tell by the way the famed filmmaker and Michigander programs the Traverse City Film Festival every year with foreign films, documentaries, shorts and classics that don't tread on typical Hollywood territory. The numbers back him ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Ticket sales up for Traverse City film fest

Michael Moore used to believe that tough times produced great movies. The Depression years are often referred to as the Golden Age of Hollywood. The years surrounding the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and early 1970s saw the rise of the American independent film.So why, as artistic director of ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Michael Moore's up to...something

Michael Moore is on the phone while driving around Traverse City. As always he's got lots to say and bounces from subject to subject with glee. But the one thing he doesn't want to talk about is what Michael Moore the filmmaker is up to these days. Last year at ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Michael Moore's Traverse City fest offers expanded bill, free flicks, forums

When you see a movie at the Traverse City Film Festival, there's no question as to how that film got up on the screen. Michael Moore decided it should be there. "You're watching films that I selected, there's no hiding that fact," says the Oscar-winning filmmaker, who founded the film ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

Film Fest set to launch sixth season

TRAVERSE CITY - More than 100 films representing 25 countries will share six screens during the sixth annual Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF), July 27 through Aug. 1. From Vietnam and Singapore to Nigeria, Argentina and Cuba, movies which organizers say are often undistributed will be shown on the big ... continue reading

July 17th, 2010

Michael Moore announces 2010 Traverse City Film Fest schedule

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Film Festival founder Michael Moore has announced the line-up for the 2010 edition of the festival, now in its sixth record-breaking year.Moore, the Academy Award-winning director of “Bowling for Columbine” and “Capitalism: A Love Story,” launched the Traverse City Film Festival in 2005 in an ... continue reading

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