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YOUR BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER GUIDE TO THE 2015 TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL

FILMGOER

JULY 28–AUGUST 2, 2015

GREAT WAYS TO TAKE 5

Grab a Microbrew, Go for a Hike, Taste Local Wine and More TCFF’s Official Cocktail: Jitterbug Perfume (recipe!) Dinner and a Movie Traverse City Restaurants with Star Power

e d i u G s ’ r e d Insi PLUS: Find a Film Fest Party Red Hot Best Traverse City Favorites

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Welcome! Each summer there’s a one-of-a-kind film festival in Traverse City. And each summer we invite a lot of filmmakers from all over the world to join us for the party. We’re pretty shy people, but the moment we tell them about Traverse City, it’s the easiest pitch in all of Hollywood. We tell them about the great mix of films we show—the best fiction, nonfiction, foreign, kids, shorts, and avant-garde films we’ve discovered in the past year. We tell them about the beautiful and historic venues we transform into world-class movie theaters: great big screens and sound in a 100-year-old opera house, a 90-year-old school auditorium, a 19th-century playhouse, a Roosevelt-era New Deal building, and a 1916 movie palace restored to its former glory (the State Theatre, celebrating its centennial year!). And we explain that these great festival theaters are all within walking distance in a truly remarkable small town that sits on a beautiful bay of Lake Michigan. Its thriving downtown is full of great restaurants, microbreweries, unique stores, and not one but TWO independent bookstores—all perfect places to stop and grab a bite or do a little shopping between movies.

Although the serene beauty of the area sure is nice, when it comes down to it, the biggest selling point about Traverse City is the people. The appreciative and open-minded audiences are second to none, and we have the world’s friendliest and most talented volunteers who give the festival its spirit and make it run like clockwork. And then there’s the feeling of connection and of being a part of something extraordinary, the magical transformation that overtakes the city for one marvelous summer week of moviegoing wonder. Tickets are half what they are at the big industry festivals, and many events—like the nightly outdoor films we show on a 65-foot screen by the water, movies all-day-every-day in our indoor venue The Buzz, the industry panels, interactive new media gallery, Kids Fest, and concerts from the area’s best musicians—are completely free. You can park your car and walk or take the free shuttle to any of our eight indoor venues. The festival is both a filmmaker’s and filmgoer’s dream. We’ve been at it for 11 years now, so if you haven’t been yet, now’s the time. We hope you get to experience it this summer. It is unlike anything you’ve ever done or seen. MICHAEL MOORE, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT DEB LAKE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL

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Cocktail for the Stars Every year Amanda Danielson, sommelier and co-owner of Traverse City’s much-loved Trattoria Stella, outfits a bar at the Filmmaker’s Lounge (in a loft above Front Street) with select beer, wine, spirits and a signature batched cocktail. Amanda calls this year’s potion Jitterbug Perfume, so baptized for the Tom Robbins novel of the same name. “Think Bingo Pajama, the sacred beet and high floral aromatics,” Amanda tells us. Not sure what she means? Pick up a copy, shakeup a Jitterbug Perfume and raise a toast to great story and fabulous libations. JITTERBUG PERFUME: In a metal shaker tin, combine 1 1 K K

ounce lime-infused Grand Traverse Distillery wheat vodka ounce fresh-squeezed orange juice ounce McClary Bros. Michigan Beet and Carrot shrub (MI-based) ounce grenadine

(Amanda makes her own based on Light of Day Organics Hummingbird Nectar tisane)

K

ounce simple syrup

Fill the tin with ice and shake like crazy. THE PERFUME: Strain into collins or similar size glass over fresh ice. Top with high quality Moscato d’Asti and a splash of soda.

MOVIES ON A BOAT A Cinematic

Tour

Take in five TCFF movies before the formal start of the festival at these small town Northern Michigan theaters. Beginning July 15 (July 12 for TCFF members) purchase tickets at the festival box office (201 E. Front St., Traverse City) or online at traversecityfilmfest.org. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the door of individual events. For movie descriptions go to MyNorth.com > Festivals > Traverse City Film Festival FROM TOP: TODD ZAWISTOWSKI, COURTSEY OF TCFF

Monday, July 20, Dusk When Marnie Was There Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre, Honor

For the second year in a row, TCCF visitors can take in a movie on the Nauti-Cat, the largest commercial sailing catamaran on the Great Lakes, moored at Clinch Marina. A projector, two mast-high screens and first-class seats (for 35 moviegoers) under the Milky Way make this a heavenly venue. Tickets are refunded if the weather goes bad.

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Tuesday, July 21, 7 p.m. Digging for Fire Elk Rapids Cinema, Elk Rapids

Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m. Clouds of Sils Maria The Bay Theatre, Suttons Bay Friday, July 24, 7 p.m. Monty Python: The Meaning of Live The Historic Vogue Theatre, Manistee

Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m. Finders Keepers Garden Theater, Frankfort

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Stretch Your Legs Beaches The Grand Traverse Bay shoreline—sand and luscious fresh water a stone’s throw north of the State Theatre—is perfect for ’tween movie breaks. Find your place in the sand. When you need a break from the sun, here’s where to go: The sandwiches are huge and made on fresh baked bread at Bay Bread Co. (601 Randolph St., 231.922.8022) on the west side of Traverse City, just a block off Grandview. Explore Hall Street with its trendy Warehouse District just across the parkway from the volleyball court beach. Find smart decor and dress boutiques as well as BLK MKT Coffee (144 Hall St., 231.714.5038), The Workshop Brewing Co. (221 Garland St., 231.421.8977) and a most amazing make-your-own Terrarium Bar! (144 Hall St., 231.421.8440).

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At Clinch Park (just steps from downtown, where Cass St. meets the bay). Traverse City’s most popular beach has restrooms, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, a splash pad for little ones and more. Reach the beach safely from downtown via the pedestrian tunnel on Cass Street.

Bike Tart Trail: This 10.5-mile paved trail passes beaches, parks, shopping districts, and restaurants. More at traversetrails.org. Find rentals at: McLain Cycle and Fitness, 750 E. Eighth St., 231.941.7161, mclaincycle.com; Brick Wheels, 736 E. Eighth St., 231.947.4274, brickwheels. com; The River, Clinch Park, 231.883.7890, therivertraversecity.com.

Hike Grand Traverse Commons/Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park: The rolling grounds of this beautiful and historic campus (built in the late-1800s as a state mental hospital) serve as TC’s unofficial Central Park. Find meandering hiking trails, boutiques, eateries at the Grand Traverse Commons (830 Cottageview Dr., thevillagetc.com). And don’t miss the adjacent brand new Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park, where you’ll find a paved trail and wooded path. 1490 Red Dr., Traverse City, 231.935.4077, thebotanicgarden.org. COURTESY OF TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE

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Award-winning Intermissions

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

SHOP · TASTE · EXPLORE

Baked goods, delicatessen, flowers, garden decor, delicious sweets and the freshest hand picked produce around!

A Taste of Northern Michigan

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Saturday, August 1 The Tender Land Saturday, August 1 Diana Krall Sunday, August 2

Christine Brewer, Soprano World Youth Symphony Orchestra

August 6-9

“Crazy for You” High School Musical Theatre Co.

Monday, August 10

Dancing With The Stars: Live!

Thursday, August 13 Joshua Davis’ Homecoming Concert Monday, August 17

Ensō String Quartet

Wednesday, August 19 Vince Gill Ensō String Quartet

Saturday, August 22 Ensō String Quartet Tuesday, August 25

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PARTIES Opening Party, Tuesday, July 28, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. This glamorous TCFF kickoff is staged in the shadows of the sparkling State Theatre marquee. Downtown’s Front Street closes between Park and Cass streets to make way for food and drink booths and entertainment. This year’s theme is old Hollywood glamor. Wait! Is that Audrey Hepburn in the crowd? Filmmaker Party, Saturday, August 1, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Here’s your chance to mingle with those talented filmmakers that you’ve come to admire this week. This sumptuously catered party transforms the Century 21 Northland Parking Lot at the corner of State and Park streets into a glittering venue—with the casual intimacy of a neighborhood block party. Closing Night Bash, Sunday, August 2, 7 p.m. to midnight

Making Music at the Festival

This free community party set in Traverse City’s Open Space features a fun family movie on the huge outdoor screen, music, games, prizes and sweet treats.

Vocalist Miriam Pico talks about her longtime gig with the Traverse City Film Festival.

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Q: What is it like to perform at the Traverse City Film Festival? Performing at the TCFF is an honor. The songs you perform before a movie are setting the tone for what that person is about to see, and it could very well be a movie that changes their lives, their hearts, their minds. That is a huge honor to be a part of. Q: You’ve been a performer at the Film Festival for many years. What have you seen change? How have you changed? I have been performing at the Film Fest since its beginning. During the first year, I received a lot of criticism because it was viewed as being aligned with Michael Moore’s politics. From the start, I was proud and excited as I knew it would be an incredible opportunity for the city. As the years have passed, it has become much less controversial and, as intended, it is truly an event that brings out the best in this community. I have been deeply affected by some of the movies I have seen. I have loved bringing my kids to the free movies at the Open Space and to Kid Fest. I have met and worked with some incredible talent in this town. It has been an overall incredible part of my life Q: What’s been your favorite performance? Why? I especially loved performing at the Open Space before the showing of Mary Poppins on the big screen one summer. Kids danced everywhere in the crowd, and we performed a reggae version of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. COURTESY OF TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE

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FILMGOER BLD: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner A: Alcohol served. $: Entrées under $10 $$: $10–20 $$$: Above $20

Restaurants you can walk to Amical: Casual streetside dining with European-inspired fare, a wonderful wine selection, aged Scotch and cognac, and a dessert case full of temptations. LD $$$ A 229 E. FRONT ST., 231.941.8888, AMICAL.COM.

The Cooks’ House A sweet little dollhouse of a spot, home to sustainable local cuisine with a French sensibility. L D $$-$$$ A 115 WELLINGTON ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.8700.

Bistro Fou Fou: This intimate eatery with sidewalk dining on Cass Street feels like Paris. Bon appétit! LD $$$ A 118 CASS ST., 231.421.6583,

The Franklin: Casual bistro/bar located in the heart of downtown featuring flatbreads, gourmet sandwiches and inventive plates. LD $$ A, 160 E.

BISTROFOUFOU.COM.

FRONT ST., 231.943.2727, THEFRANKLINTC.COM.

Frenchie’s Famous: House-made pastrami on slipper bread stars at this thimble-sized eatery. BL $ 619 RANDOLPH ST., 231.944.1228,

Towne Plaza: Pork in all its classic and classy incarnations is the shtick at this downtown bistro. BLD $$$ A 202 E. STATE ST., 231.929.0900,

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Georgina’s: Traverse City has flipped for this Latin-Asian fused restaurant. LD $$$ A 236 E. FRONT ST., 231.943.1555, GEORGINASTAQUERIA.COM.

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Harvest: A diner-sized eatery that delivers deliciously inventive fare with a passion for local foods. In the alley just east of Union St., between State and Front. BLD $ 131 E. STATE ST., 231.486.6037, ROAMINGHARVEST.COM/HARVEST/. The Little Fleet: Food truck lot and sleek bar that dishes up everything from gourmet mac ’n’ cheese to smokehouse-style BBQ. Dine outside (or indoors if the weather isn’t favorable). LD $ A 448 E. FRONT ST., 231.943.4116, THELITTLEFLEET.COM.

Patisserie Amie and Chez Pères: European-inspired menu featuring sweet and savory crêpes, beignets and steak frites. BLD $$$ A 237 LAKE AVE., 231.922.9645, PATISSERIETC.COM.

PepeNero: Authentic Italian inside the cream-bricked labyrinth of Building 50. D $$$ A 800 COTTAGEVIEW DR., 231.929.1960, PEPENEROTC.COM. Red Ginger: Upscale Asian-inspired featuring some of the best sushi in Northern Michigan. D $$$ A 237 E. FRONT ST., 231.944.1733, EATATGINGER.COM. Sorellina: Italian specialties from zuppa to pasta in a relaxed hip atmosphere. LD $$$ A 120 S. PARK, 231.421.5912, SORELLINATC.COM. Spanglish: Authentic Mexican fare at this piñata-sized restaurant tucked into the Village at Grand Traverse. LD $ 1333 YELLOW DR., 231.943.1453,

Mode’s Bum Steer: 1975—we flocked to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Jaws and a new Traverse City restaurant, Mode’s Bum Steer. Four decades later this delicious throwback to a time when salads were wedges, steaks were big and drinks were stiff, remains a classic. Tucked on State Street, downtown yet a world away. LD $-$$$ A 125 E. STATE ST., 231.947.9832, MODESBUMSTEER.COM.

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WINERIES

The wineries of Old Mission Peninsula, West Grand Traverse Bay and downtown Traverse City make it easy to pair your movie with wine tasting. Here’s your guide: ON OLD MISSION PENINSULA Black Star Farms Old Mission: 360 MCKINLEY RD. E., 231.944.1300, BLACKSTARFARMS.COM.

Bonobo Winery: 12011 CENTER RD., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.282.9463, BONOBOWINERY.COM.

Bowers Harbor:

2896 BOWERS HARBOR RD.,

800.616.7615, BOWERSHARBOR.COM.

Brys Estate: 3309 BLUE WATER RD., 231.223.9303, BRYSESTATE.COM.

Chateau Chantal: 15900 RUE DE VIN, 800.969.4009, CHATEAUCHANTAL.COM.

Chateau Grand Traverse:

12239 CENTER RD.,

231.223.7355, CGTWINES.COM.

LEELANAU PENINSULA ALONG WEST GRAND TRAVERSE BAY

Hawthorne Vineyards: 1000 CAMINO MARIA DR.,

Brengman Brothers: 9720 S. CENTER HWY., TRAVERSE

231.929.4206, HAWTHORNEVINEYARDS.COM.

CITY, 231.946.2764, BRENGMANBROTHERS.COM.

Peninsula Cellars: 11480 CENTER RD., 231.223.4050,

Shady Lane Cellars: 9580 E. SHADY LN., SUTTONS

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BAY, 231.947.8865, SHADYLANECELLARS.COM.

Two Lads: 16985 SMOKEY HOLLOW RD., 231.223.7722,

Chateau de Leelanau: 5048 S. WEST BAYSHORE DR.,

2LWINERY.COM.

SUTTONS BAY, 231.271.8888, CHATEAUDELEELANAU.COM.

Villa Mari Vineyards: By appointment. 8175

Willow Vineyards: 10702 E. HILLTOP RD., SUTTONS

CENTER RD., 231.715.1013, VILLAMARIVINEYARDS.COM.

BAY, 231.271.4810, WILLOWVINEYARDWINE.COM.

IN TRAVERSE CITY

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery: 10343 E. HILLTOP RD.,

Cherry Republic: 154 E. FRONT ST., 231.932.9205,

SUTTONS BAY, 231.271.5553, CICCONEVINEYARD.COM.

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L. Mawby: 4519 S. ELM VALLEY RD., SUTTONS BAY,

Left Foot Charley: 806 RED DR. #100, 231.995.0500,

231.271.3522, LMAWBY.COM.

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Black Star Farms Winery & Spirits: 10844 REVOLD

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RD., SUTTONS BAY, 231.944.1270, BLACKSTARFARMS.COM.

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MICROBREWERIES The Filling Station: In the city’s historic train depot, with a rotating list of 10 craft beers and wood-fired flatbreads. 642 RAILROAD PL., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.946.8168, THEFILLINGSTATIONMICROBREWERY.COM.

Workshop: Classic brews and creative seasonals made with organic grains. Fresh sandwiches, snacks, kids menu. 221 GARLAND ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.421.8977, TRAVERSECITYWORKSHOP.COM.

Brewery Ferment: A micro-sized taproom where the vibe feels like lounging in a pal’s living room. 511 S. UNION ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.735.8113, BREWERYFERMENT.COM. North Peak: Beers that run the gamut from smooth stouts to aggressive, hoppy IPAs. Extensive menu, huge outdoor deck, live music. 400 W. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE, 231.941.7325, NORTHPEAK.NET.

Mackinaw Brewing Co.: Full line of craft beers and huge menu offering some of the best burgers in town and a superb onsite smokehouse (ribs!). 161 E. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.933.1100, MACKINACBREWING.COM.

Rarebird Brew Pub: With its urban industrial vibe, this newbie on the microbrew circuit is making a name for itself with great food and memorable brews. 229 LAKE AVE., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.943.2053, RAREBIRDBREWPUB.COM.

Find more microbrews at MyNorth.com > Food & Drink > Beer

Red Hot Best of Traverse City 2015

Every spring thousands of voters weigh in on MyNorth.com’s Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan ballot. Here’s a tasty list of winners in the vicinity of the Traverse City Film Festival. Best Deck for Drinks & View: Apache Trout Grill: West Grand Traverse Bay view and memorable seafood, bbq, pasta, gourmet pizza and beef. LD $$$ A 13671 S. WEST BAYSHORE DR., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.947.7079, APACHETROUTGRILL.COM.

Best Carry Out: Pad Thai at the Thai Café: L D $-$$ TRAVERSE CITY, 1219 E. FRONT ST, 231.929.1303 Best Fudge: Doug Murdick’s: To love Northern Michigan is to love our fudge. Our readers say this downtown Traverse City fudge shop mixes it up just right. 116 E. FRONT ST., 231.947.4841, MURDICKSFUDGE.COM.

Best TapRoom: 7 Monks: 46 beers brewed by Trappist Monks. L D $-$$ A 128 S. UNION ST., Neighborhood Bar: Brady’s: No pretenses, good beer, home-cooked food including breakfast. Cheers! B L D $-$$ A 401 S. UNION ST., 231.946.8153, BRADYBARTC.COM. Best Place to Find an Old Fashioned Cocktail: Low Bar: Get your bourbon, scotch, gin, rum and tequila fix at this modern day speakeasy (below 7 Monks Taproom). 128 S. UNION ST., 231.944.5397, LOBARTC.COM.

Best Pie: Cherry Crumb, Grand Traverse Pie: This one promises to be the Traverse City souvenir that never made it home. B L D $ 101 N. PARK, 231.933.3972, GTPIE.COM. Best Sandwich: Gobbler, Mary’s Kitchen Port: The secret’s in the bread in this sliced turkey on homemade salty bun. L $ 539 W. FRONT ST., 231.941.0525. Best Wine Shop: Blue Goat Wine Shop: If they don’t have it, you don’t need to drink it. 875 E. FRONT ST., 231.941.9463, BLUEGOATWINESHOP.COM. Best Coffeehouse: Brew: A relaxed vibe where they serve hot brew with cold brews along with sandwiches, soups and salads. L D $ A 108 E. FRONT ST., 231.946.2739, BREWTC.COM. F12

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Your Before, During and After Guide to the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival

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Your Before, During and After Guide to the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival

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