If you’re in Traverse City, heading there for the Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF), or want a reason to get away to Northern Michigan, plan on seeing “Shorts From the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival” at the 11th annual TCFF. The 98-minute program of AAFF short films screens twice during the week at Dutmers Theater at the Desnos Museum Center at 9pm Wednesday July 29, and 1pm Saturday August 1.
The Traverse City Film Festival was founded by Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore. Moore makes his home in Traverse City, a.k.a. the Cherry Capital of the World, located in the northwest corner of Michigan’s lower peninsula in the resort region on Grand Traverse Bay.
Speculation Nation by Bill Brown & Sabine Gruffat, winner of the 53rd AAFF Michael Moore Best Documentary Film Award, will also show at TCFF this year. This feature- length film follows the filmmakers’ expedition in Spain after the 2007 global financial crisis, and documents citizens inspired by Occupy Wall Street, mobilizing, collectivizing, and fighting for their right for a decent place to live.
Showtimes are 9pm Friday July 31, and 12pm Sunday August 2 at Dutmers Theater at the Desnos Museum Center.