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      2014 Traverse City Film Festival celebrates 10 years

      Traverse City Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary July 29 through August 3 and announces the schedule of 'Just Great Movies' on Friday.

      Traverse City Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary July 29 through August 3 and announces the schedule of 'Just Great Movies' on Friday.

      This festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization bringing films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan.

      There will be 230 screenings of more than 200 films from the best of American, foreign, documentary, midnight, classic, experimental, hidden gems, and short films from all over the world.

      There will be 10 big screens in 10 different venues. One of those venues will be in the middle of the Grand Traverse Bay. Movie-goers will be able to eat popcorn and watch a movie while sailing out from Clinch Marina.

      "We'll take your ticket at the dock, you'll board the boat, and you and the rest of the audience will head out onto the water to watch a great movie under the stars," says the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and founder of the festival, Michael Moore.

      The opening show for the festival will be "La Gran Familia Espaola", a Spanish comedy and wrapping up the festival will be "Magic in the Moonlight" by renowned filmmaker Woody Allen.

      Other new additions to the 2014 festival include 'Movies Around the Bay' which is six screens from Petoskey to Manistee starting the week before the festival.

      The Open Space will show the best films from the past nine years free on the giant screen on the waterfront. Some of the movies that will be shown at the Open Space are, "Jaws", "Jurassic Park", "Casablanca", "Star Wars: Episode IV", "The Goonies", and "The Wizard of Oz".

      A new venue is being added call "The Buzz", named after a beloved festival friend, Buzz Wilson. This venue will bring movies completely free all day, every festival day at the InsideOut Gallery.

      Tickets will be available early to the friends of the Traverse City Film Festival starting Sunday, July 13. If you want to be a friend, there is still time, visit tcff.org.

      General public tickets go on sale Saturday, July 19. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the TCFF Box Office located at 201 E. Front Street, on the corner of Front and Cass Streets.