Traverse City is one of those destinations in Michigan that, if you’ve never been to, really should be on your summer checklist as it's a beautiful resort town with tons of beaches and an awesome downtown area. Every year hundreds of thousands of people visit primarily for a few of their major events, one of which has now come to an end.

Luckily for the people of Traverse City, it’s not the Cherry Festival. That’s one festival that I think is going to be around for a long time. The other one though has been a staple since 2005, the Traverse City Film Festival, which was founded by Director and filmmaker Michael Moore. The announcement has just come down from Moore himself that henceforth, the Traverse City film festival will be no more.

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In a statement he gave recently he shared his appreciation for those who got the festival back into the green, as they had been in Dad for quite some time.


We’ve decided, after much heartfelt discussion, that it’s best to close this era of the film fest now while we’re ahead, no longer in debt, and go out on top with many years of fond memories that we will all collectively cherish for the rest of our lives. We reaffirm to you our belief, as always, that one great movie can change your life, and that powerful films can help change the world.

As for the future, Moore did leave some room for speculation with the closing statement:

We’re not leaving. We’re not done. We’re just excited about what lies ahead.

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