“After the Factory” Invited to Screen at Traverse City Film Festival
It has now been made public that we will screen “After the Factory” as part of the 2012 Traverse City Film Festival put on by Michael Moore in northern Michigan. We couldn’t be any more excited about the opportunity. Our film will screen at 6pm on August 1 at the Old Town Playhouse. We are fortunate enough to be showing alongside a collection of films from all over the world. The local Traverse City paper, the Record-Eagle formally announced the news today:
Movies in this year’s Traverse City Film Festival come from Germany, France, Sweden — and Detroit.
At least five films in this year’s lineup have Detroit ties. The opening night movie “Searching for Sugar Man” is about a Detroit musician who never made it in his hometown, but years later became a hit in South Africa during the apartheid uprisings.
It’s one of the movies festival founder Michael Moore thinks will stick with people.
“They’ll still be thinking about it six months from now,” Moore said from New York on Thursday. This year’s festival is scheduled for July 31-Aug. 5. The lineup for the eighth year of the event is in a special section in today’s Record-Eagle.
“Burn,” about Detroit firefighters, also will be screened, as will “Detropia,” about the rise, fall and — hopefully — resurgence of Detroit. A short film, “After the Factory,” contrasts Detroit and Lodz, Poland. The premiere of “Hit and Run” features two Michigan natives — Dax Shepard and Kristin Bell — who will both be in Traverse City for the festival.
The film festival box office is at 125 E. Park St in Traverse City. Tickets go on sale to Friends of the Film Festival at 11 a.m July 15 for walk-up and phone sales, and 6 p.m. for online sales. Public ticket sales begin at 11 a.m. on July 21 and can be made on the festival website.