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Michigan film fest fetes women, minorities

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The Traverse City Film Festival has been an annual event in Michigan for 12 years.
(Pure Michigan)
Chicago Tribune

Movies by women and minorities are the focus of this year’s Traverse City Film Festival, July 26-31, held in northern Michigan’s popular summer playground.

More than 200 films will be shown in 10 venues during the annual Traverse City event, founded a dozen years ago by documentary filmmaker and Flint, Mich.-native Michael Moore.

Moore’s latest movie, “Where to Invade Next,” will be screened simultaneously in the nine countries featured in the film. International audiences will be able to join the Oscar winner via Skype for a Q&A session and talk immediately following the July 29 viewing.

Festival tickets go on sale July 16. Many of the events are free, like the classic movies shown at dusk on a giant, inflatable outdoor screen overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. This year’s “Open Space” lineup includes “Pitch Perfect,” “Wayne’s World” and the people’s choice winner, “Shrek.”

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Find the full lineup here: www.traversecityfilmfest.org.

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