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July 10th, 2010

Cuba, Beatles in film festival

Filmmaker Michael Moore says the 2010 Traverse City Film Festival will be a "brazen, incendiary celebration of art -- and specifically, the art of cinema."Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right" and Sam Taylor-Wood's "Nowhere Boy" will open the fest, which will show more than 100 movies and offer some ... continue reading

July 10th, 2010

“Kids” and “Boy” to Open Michael Moore’s Traverse City Fest

Now in its sixth year, Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival unveiled its 2010 lineup.  The festival, started by the “Capitalism: A Love Story” filmmaker in 2005, brings independent and international films to a Michigan population that rarely gets to see such work.  Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” ... continue reading

July 9th, 2010

Traverse City Film Festival announces schedule

TRAVERSE CITY -- The quality of American independent cinema is crashing. So says Michael Moore, founder of the Traverse City Film Festival. He said he had to screen more than 500 movies for this year’s festival, scheduled for July 27-Aug. 1, and still had trouble finding enough that met his ... continue reading

July 8th, 2010

Michael Moore chosen for Oscar board

His name is Moore, Gov. Moore.Oscar-winning filmmaker and Flint native Michael Moore has been elected to the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The group oversees the Oscars.Moore, whose "Bowling for Columbine" won the 2002 Oscar for best documentary feature, and 2010 Oscar darling ... continue reading

June 11th, 2010

Film Fest organizers honored

TRAVERSE CITY — The trio who launched the Traverse City Film Festival, a burgeoning northern Michigan cultural and economic powerhouse, are recipients of this year's Lyle DeYoung Award.Filmmaker Michael Moore, the Film Festival's founder, along with co-founders Doug Stanton and John Robert Williams, received the Downtown Traverse City Association's 18th ... continue reading

September 21st, 2009

Moore screens new 'Capitalism' documentary

Filmmaker: Mich.-based production educated crew about state's economic painsBy Eartha Jane Melzer / Michigan MessengerBELLAIRE ? Director Michael Moore's new documentary "Capitalism: A Love Story" made its U.S. debut over the weekend as a fundraiser for the Antrim County Democratic Party at the single-screen cinema in this small Northern Michigan ... continue reading

August 1st, 2009

Michael Moore plans Traverse City comedy festival

By John Flesher TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Oscar winner Michael Moore has more big plans for his adopted northern Michigan hometown of Traverse City, where he's already established a film festival. Moore said Saturday that he and comedian Jeff Garlin, a star and executive producer of the HBO series ... continue reading

August 1st, 2009

No joke! Plans in the works for comedy fest

By Lindsay Vanhulle / Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY -- If you want funny people to come to Traverse City in the middle of winter, invite them in March. People who live here know it doesn't matter what the calendar says -- there's still just as much snow in the ... continue reading

August 1st, 2009

Michael Moore plans Traverse City comedy, arts fest

By Adam Graham / Detroit News Traverse City -- When it comes to Michael Moore's plans for this northern Michigan resort town, his film festival is just the beginning. During a discussion panel at the fifth annual Traverse City Film Festival Saturday, Moore, along with comedian Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your ... continue reading

August 1st, 2009

The Traverse City Film Fest

By Michael Phillips / Chicago Tribune Want to treat your behind like royalty? Introduce it to a seat in the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City sometime, preferably during the annual Traverse City Film Festival. Founded and curated by filmmaker Michael Moore, the 5-year-old event—a very good one, considering the ... continue reading

July 28th, 2009

Film Festival exceeds wildest expectations ...by Traverse City Record-Eagle

Traverse City Record-EagleWhen filmmaker Michael Moore and some friends suggested the Traverse City Film Festival in 2005, reactions were all over the map. Film lovers -- including most Michael Moore fans -- thought it was great. Showing a few good films in the old State Theatre and maybe the City ... continue reading

July 28th, 2009

Traverse City Film Festival turns 5 years old

By Vanessa McCray / Traverse City Record-EagleTRAVERSE CITY -- The film festival is 5 years old. If it were a kid, it would be going to kindergarten. And it is, kind of. This year, the Traverse City Film Festival added a film school -- one of many developments to occur ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2009

Fest lineup has films from 30 countries

By Jodee Taylor / Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY -- Documentaries "starring planet Earth," movies from Tehran, Texas and Norway, and short movies by budding filmmakers help make up the lineup of 121 movies at this year's Traverse City Film Festival. There are 71 features and 50 shorts on this ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2008

Michael Moore's 'Slacker Uprising' surfaces for free on the Web for three weeks

By Jake Ziegler / Kalamazoo Gazette TRAVERSE CITY -- Many words have been used to describe documentary director Michael Moore, but conventional is not one of them. His latest film, "Slacker Uprising," is being offered to audiences on the Web for three weeks starting today, free of charge. It is ... continue reading

September 20th, 2008

Moore's film gets another showing at State

By Marta Hepler Drahos / Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY -- Film buffs who missed this summer's sneak peek at Michael Moore's new movie "Slacker Uprising" will get a second chance on Sunday. The movie, which documents Moore's 62-city national tour to register young voters during the 2004 presidential campaign, ... continue reading

August 27th, 2008

Michael Moore's pals make documentary films

By John Flesher / Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – They make movies that deal with unpleasant topics such as war and racism, yet are entertaining and even humorous. They're passionate, mischievously creative, politically liberal. Does this sound like "Michael Moore The Next Generation"? If so, there's a good reason. ... continue reading

August 6th, 2008

Traverse City Film Festival 2008

Michigan Roots "... we need, and I need, Michael Moore in my life." – Madonna (PHOTOS | PHOTOS | VIDEO) "She does so much out of the glare of the lights to make the world a better place." – Michael Moore "You can take the girl out of Michigan, but ... continue reading

August 3rd, 2008

Madonna: film was 'journey of lifetime'

By Vanessa McCray / Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY -- World-famous superstar Madonna made a warm and much-welcomed return to her home state. "There's a lot of poetic things about me being here ...," Madonna told a packed State Theatre crowd Saturday night. "You know what they say. You can ... continue reading

August 3rd, 2008

Madonna brings movie to Michigan

BBC News Pop singer Madonna has presented I Am Because We Are, her documentary about Malawi orphans, at the Traverse City film festival in northern Michigan. The musician turned film producer was met at the screening by director and fellow Michigan native, Michael Moore. Madonna, who was born in Bay ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2008

Madonna returns to Michigan roots to show her film

By John Flesher / Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — She might be known worldwide as the Material Girl, but there's more than a little of the small-town Michigan girl left in Madonna. The pop superstar arrived in this northern Michigan resort town Saturday to introduce her documentary, "I Am ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2008

Madonna back in Michigan to show her documentary

By John Flesher / Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Madonna arrived in this resort town Saturday as one of the headliners of a film festival founded by fellow Michigan native Michael Moore. Hundreds of fans cheered from behind barricades as Madonna, wearing a black dress, high heels and sunglasses, ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2008

Michael Moore: I've got my Madonna shorts on today

By Julie Hinds / Detroit Free Press Michael Moore brought the funny to the Traverse City Film Festival this morning, hosting a panel discussion on comedy at the City Opera House. “I’ve got my Madonna shorts on today,” said the festival’s founder, who paired them with a black T-shirt. Tonight, ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2008

Moore, panel engage in funny talk

By Tom Long / Detroit News TRAVERSE CITY -- Director Michael Moore led a panel of show biz veterans through an examination of the roots, limits and importance of comedy Saturday morning at the Traverse City Film Festival, and if there was one thing everyone agreed on, it's that comedy ... continue reading

August 1st, 2008

Madonna makes Michigan film fest

By Tom Long / Detroit News Madonna will rock the Traverse City Film Festival on Saturday night, introducing "I Am Because We Are," a film she wrote and produced, to two sold-out houses Saturday night. Well, maybe "rock" isn't quite the right word, since the film is about the effect ... continue reading

August 1st, 2008

Panel discussion is take on terrorism

Filmmakers share perspectives on Mideast, war and terror By Gretchen Murray / Traverse City Record-Eagle TRAVERSE CITY -- Filmmakers whose movies captured life and war in Iraq shared their insights with a Traverse City audience. An eight-member panel of documentary filmmakers gathered Thursday during the Traverse City Film Festival to ... continue reading

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