FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tickets for Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival on Sale to the Public
TRAVERSE CITY, MI (July 19, 2013) — Beginning today, Saturday, July 20, tickets are on sale to the general public for the ninth annual Traverse City Film Festival, founded by Academy-Award winning director Michael Moore.
With over 150 films on the schedule, the 2013 Film Festival will once again celebrate the best of American and foreign cinema, kids and midnight movies, experimental films, shorts and documentaries of the year, and highlight “Under the Radar” gems. This year, the festival will also be debuting its newest venue, the Bijou by the Bay, which will act as a year-round sister screen to TCFF’s anchor venue, the State Theatre, recently rated the number one theater in the world by the Motion Picture Association of America.
“This year’s festival has the best lineup of films we’ve ever had, with tickets still available to almost everything — including the series of free films we are offering this year for the first time,” said Michael Moore, Founder of TCFF.
Along with continuing to offer the great programming and events of previous years, this year TCFF will be starting a festival “newbies” program, designed specifically for festival first-timers. The “newbie” program will help the newest TCFF moviegoers schedule their time and make their way around the festival and beautiful downtown Traverse City. Each new festivalgoer can pick up a folder filled with information about food, lodging, transportation and fun in Northern Michigan, as well as guide to how to get the most out of their TCFF experience.
Friends of the Traverse City Film Festival have had access to tickets since the morning of July 14 – almost one full week before public ticketing. While Friends ticketing has been strong in response to the spectacular selection of films – with over 40,000 tickets sold since Friends ticketing began – there are still tickets available to almost every film, with 12 added screenings to be announced shortly. Tickets are also available to popular festival parties and Film School sessions.
When tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friends Memberships for the 10th Anniversary 2014 Traverse City Film Festival will also be available for purchase at a discounted price. Along with advanced ticket sales, Friends of the Traverse City Film Festival memberships also include free tickets to the Friends Only Screening Party, and 50% off one ticket to the Opening Night Party or Filmmaker Party. Friends of the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival will have advanced access to the many events planned to celebrate 10 years of Just Great Movies.
Tickets are available today at the Film Festival Box Office, located at 128 S. Union Street, above 7 Monks Taproom in downtown Traverse City, MI, and by phone at 231-929-FILM (3456) starting at 11 am. Online ticketing will be beginning at 6 pm. For more information about the Traverse City Film Festival, visit www.traversecityfilmfest.org or 231.392.1134.
ABOUT THE TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL
The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable and educational non-profit organization founded by Academy Award-winning director and local resident Michael Moore, committed to showing “Just Great Movies” and to helping save one of America’s few indigenous art forms – the cinema. The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan for the annual film festival in late July to early August. The festival has grown to become one of the biggest film festivals in the Midwest and one of the most respected in the country. The Festival operates the State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay, as year-round, community-based, mission-driven and volunteer-staffed art house movie theaters. For more information, visit traversecityfilmfest.org.