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Michael Moore & Friends show the following 6 films in 2014 alone (compared to 2 films in the last 9 years of TCFF's), all promoting risky homosexual behavior to the Northwest Michigan Community, including the Traverse City Area Public School (TCAPS) Kindergarteners - 12th Graders.

Traverse City 2014 Film Festival pro “gay” films:

(#s 1-6 promoting homosexuality and #7 promoting “Sexual Freedom”)

 

1.  THE CASE AGAINST 8

2014 | USA | NR | 109 min.

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TRAILER:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTePSfZ0y20&feature=kp

 

Description

In 2008, the passing of Proposition 8 revoked marriage rights for same-sex couples in California just months after the state Supreme Court legalized it. Here’s your all-access pass behind the scenes of the five-year journey to overturn Proposition 8, a landmark legal battle over one of the most vital civil rights issues of our time. This rousing Sundance award winner by filmmakers Ben Cotner and Ryan White follows history in the making from the very beginning of the battle to the climactic moment when two LGBT activist couples and their larger-than-life lawyers from opposite sides of the political spectrum (Ted Olson and David Boies, who had previously butted heads in the 2000 Bush v. Gore case) team up together to beat the right wing, in front of a right wing Supreme Court.

 

Showings

City Opera House  Thu, Jul 31 12:00 PMBuy Tickets 

 

Film Info

Section:

Documentary

Release Year:

2014

Runtime:

109 min.

Type of Film:

Feature Documentary

Rating:

NR

Production Country:

USA

Original Language:

English

Cast/Crew Info

Director:

Ben Cotner

 

Ryan White

Produced by:

Ben Cotner

 

Ryan White

Editing By:

Kate Amend

THE CASE AGAINST 8

2014 | USA | NR | 109 min.

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2.  TO BE TAKEI

 4 | USA | NR | 90 min.

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4 | USA | NR | 90 min.

 

Description

“Star Trek” icon. LGBT activist. Internet sensation. The remarkable life and career of George Takei is chronicled in this crowd-pleasing documentary of camp and conviction. Boldly going from stock player to beloved pop culture figure and gay rights advocate, today Takei is perhaps best known not for his groundbreaking work as Sulu on “Star Trek,” but for regaling his millions of social media followers with his candor and wicked wit. With a contagious optimism, despite a childhood spent in WWII Japanese-American internment camps, Takei’s inspiring second act also finds him and his husband Brad (their playful bickering is a sitcom waiting to happen) as the unlikely poster couple for marriage equality. Touching and hilarious, Takei’s tireless crusade for equal rights is an exhilarating quest for liberty and love.

 

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Milliken AuditoriumThu, Jul 31 9:00 PMBuy Tickets 

 

 

 

3.  HAPPY VALLEY

2014 | USA | NR | 100 min

Description

For many of the citizens of State College, home to Penn State University, college football is a religion, and for four decades, Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno was their patron saint—until November 2011, when longtime assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with over 40 counts of child sex abuse, shattering Paterno’s legacy under allegations that he turned a blind eye to immoral behavior. Director Amir Bar-Lev (“The Tillman Story,” TCFF ’10 and “12-12-12,” TCFF ‘14) delves beyond the public perception of the controversy to show how it affected lives in Penn State and the surrounding community, and asks bigger questions about how we choose our heroes and what happens when college football becomes a way of life.

 

 

 

 

 

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Film Info

Section:

Documentary

Release Year:

2014

Runtime:

100 min.

Type of Film:

Feature Documentary

Rating:

NR

Production Country:

USA

Original Language:

English

Cast/Crew Info

Director:

Amir Bar-Lev

Produced by:

John Battsek

 

Ken Dornstein

 

Jonathan Koch

 

Steven Michaels

Screenwriter:

Amir Bar-Lev

Cinematography:

Nelson Hume

 

Sean Kirby

Editing By:

Dan Swietlik

Music By:

H. Scott Salinas

 

 

4.  LOVE IS STRANGE

 

2014 | France | R | 93 min.

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Description

Ben and George (played brilliantly by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) have lived in love together for 39 years before they are finally allowed to be married in 2011, when New York finally blesses same-sex marriages. But good news proves short lived when the Catholic school where George works as a music teacher conveniently “discovers” that (gasp!) he has a same sex partner (something they’ve known for years and years). George is fired, and the reduced income brings many changes. Forced to give up their Chelsea apartment, and unable to find a new place, George camps out on the couch of the two gay cops next door, while Ben moves into his nephew’s teenaged son’s bottom bunk in Brooklyn. Marisa Tomei and Darren Burrows co-star in Ira Sachs’ funny, tender, sensitive study of partnerships, modern love, and the damage caused by homophobia. 

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5.  BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (LA VIE D'ADÈLE)

 

Description

Adèle (played by an unforgettable 19-year-old Adèle Exarchopoulos) comes of age in one of the most explosive, intense, masterful, and quintessentially French films you’re ever likely to see. The first Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner to deal with LGBT issues, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, and infamous for its sexually explicit encounters between the two actresses, this epic story of love is not a single frame longer than it should be. Beautifully paced from the introduction of the high school protagonist and her electric first encounter with blue-haired punk artist Emma, and on through the years, as class, career, flirtations, and time erode their love. The sheer power of the truth acclaimed director Abdellatif Kechiche reveals about the ache of tumultuous relationships will leave you breathless and transformed.

Showings

Bijou by the BaySat, Aug 2 5:00 PMBuy Tickets 

 

Film Info

Section:

Foreign

Release Year:

2013

Runtime:

179 min.

Type of Film:

Feature Narrative

Rating:

NC-17

Production Country:

France

Original Language:

French

Subtitles:

English

Web Site:

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Cast/Crew Info

Cast:

Léa Seydoux

 

Adèle Exarchopoulos

 

Salim Kechiouche

 

Aurélien Recoing

 

Catherine Salée

 

Benjamin Siksou

Director:

Abdellatif Kechiche

Produced by:

Brahim Chioua

 

Abdellatif Kechiche

 

Vincent Maraval

 

Laurence Clerc

 

Genevieve Lemal

 

Olivier Thery-Lapiney

Screenwriter:

Abdellatif Kechiche

 

Ghalia Lacroix

Cinematography:

Sofian El Fani

Editing By:

Ghalia Lacroix

 

Albertine Lastera

 

Jean-Marie Lengelle

 

Camille Toubkis

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (LA VIE D'ADÈLE)

2013 | France | NC-17 | 179 min.

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6.  CALVARY

 

 

Description

From the darkness of the church confessional, an anonymous voice reveals the torment he suffered in his youth at the hands of a serially abusive priest. He promises Father Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) that the Father will be martyred just up the beach the following Sunday to pay for his tormentor’s sins. So begins director John Michael McDonagh’s follow up to “The Guard” (TCFF ‘11), a mordantly comic who’s-gonna-do-it set in a seaside Irish village. The tough-minded, erudite priest has a week to settle his affairs, or change the murderer’s mind. Father Lavelle believes he knows which of his combative black sheep threatened him, even if we do not: is it the supercilious squire, the sad-sack butcher, the baleful publican? Filled with sparkling wit, a deep love of language, a sharp sense of place, and rapid-fire repartee, “Calvary” is a must-see for serious film lovers.



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Showings

State TheatreFri, Aug 1 6:00 PMBuy Tickets 

 

Film Info

Section:

Centerpiece Screening

Release Year:

2014

Runtime:

100 min.

Type of Film:

Feature Narrative

Rating:

NR

Production Country:

Ireland

 

UK

Original Language:

English

Web Site:

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Cast/Crew Info

Cast:

Brendan Gleeson

 

Chris O'Dowd

 

Kelly Reilly

 

Aidan Gillen

 

Dylan Moran

 

Isaach De Bankolé

Director:

John Michael McDonagh

Produced by:

Chris Clark

 

Flora Fernandez-Marengo

 

James Flynn

Screenwriter:

John Michael McDonagh

Cinematography:

Larry Smith

Editing By:

Chris Gill

Music By:

Patrick Cassidy

CALVARY

2014 | Ireland | NR | 100 min.

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7.  5 TO 7  [#7 is not directly related to homosexuality; but as Dr. lively explained, it is certainly promoting “sexual freedom” = “sexual license” = “sexual anarchy”]

 

Description

Maybe there are some people you are meant to love, and some you are meant to marry—this idea, and the French “cinq à sept” affair (liaisons scheduled during that hazy time between leaving work and arriving home) are explored in this gloriously romantic, Audrey Hepburn-esque love story. After Bérénice Marlohe (“Skyfall”) and aspiring writer Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek”) fall in love at first sight, it takes time for him to accept the open relationship she has with her husband, but soon he’s attending the married couple’s dinner parties with the husband’s mistress in attendance, too. His parents (Glenn Close and Frank Langella) are memorably slower to accept the concept, and eventually, he has to decide if the 5 to 7 window is enough. A funny and earnestly sentimental crowd pleaser, “5 to 7” has the power to change the way we think about relationships.

 

 

Showings

State TheatreWed, Jul 30 3:00 PMBuy Tickets 

 

Lars Hockstad AuditoriumSun, Aug 3 9:00 PMBuy Tickets 

 

Film Info

Section:

American

Release Year:

2014

Runtime:

97 min.

Type of Film:

Feature Narrative

Premiere Status:

Midwest Premiere

Rating:

NR

Production Country:

USA

Original Language:

English

Cast/Crew Info

Cast:

Anton Yelchin

 

Olivia Thirlby

 

Bérénice Marlohe

 

Eric Stoltz

 

Glenn Close

 

Frank Langella

Director:

Victor Levin

Produced by:

Bonnie Curtis

 

Sam Englebardt

 

William D. Johnson

 

Julie Lynn

Screenwriter:

Victor Levin

Cinematography:

Arnaud Potier

Editing By:

Matt Maddox

Music By:

Danny Bensi

 

Saunder Jurriaans

5 TO 7

 

2014 | USA | NR | 97 min.

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Cycloid
Tomoki Kurogi | Japan | 4 min. | 2013

 

 

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