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Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival launches next week

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is still hard at work on his upcoming doc, Capitalism: A Love Story, but he's also got another project underway - his Traverse City Film Festival, which runs from July 28 through August 2 in Traverse City, Michigan. Moore says the 2009 edition, which just opened ticket sales to the general public this past Saturday, will feature the best line-up in the festival's five-year history. Among the films appearing are the opening night film Troubled Water from director Erik Poppe and the closing night feature, Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child. Docs appearing at the festival include: Valentino: The Last Emperor; Outrage; Winnebago Man and Rachel, which will be included within two sections of films from the Middle East. There will also be a dedicated focus on the environment via eight docs dealing with urgent environmental issues. For more information, click http://www.traversecityfilmfest.org/tixSYS/2009/filmguide/'>here.
July 21, 2009

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is still hard at work on his upcoming doc, Capitalism: A Love Story, but he’s also got another project underway – his Traverse City Film Festival, which runs from July 28 through August 2 in Traverse City, Michigan. Moore says the 2009 edition, which just opened ticket sales to the general public this past Saturday, will feature the best line-up in the festival’s five-year history. Among the films appearing are the opening night film Troubled Water from director Erik Poppe and the closing night feature, Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child. Docs appearing at the festival include: Valentino: The Last Emperor; Outrage; Winnebago Man and Rachel, which will be included within two sections of films from the Middle East. There will also be a dedicated focus on the environment via eight docs dealing with urgent environmental issues. For more information, click here.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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