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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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2014 TCFF at a Glance

- July 21st, 2014  

FREE AT THE FESTIVAL

FREE MOVIES AT THE OPEN SPACE

Movie magic on Grand Traverse Bay, free for everyone! The biggest screen, the biggest stars, the biggest stars — nothing is better than watching a Hollywood classic with friends and family on a 60 foot screen beneath the stars. Come early for free music, entertainment, and fun beginning at 7 pm. This year, check out our nightly movie-themed, interactive photo booth!

TUESDAY AT DUSK | JAWS

WEDNESDAY AT DUSK | JURASSIC PARK

THURSDAY AT DUSK | CASABLANCA

FRIDAY AT DUSK | STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE™

SATURDAY AT DUSK | THE GOONIES

SUNDAY AT DUSK | THE WIZARD OF OZ

FREE MOVIES AT THE BUZZ

Introducing our newest venue—named after our beloved friend, the late Buzz Wilson—dedicated to bringing inspiring, interesting, intelligent movies to the public completely FREE of charge, all day, every festival day! Screenings at 9 am, 12 noon, 3 pm, 6 pm and 9 pm each day of the festival. Located in InsideOut Gallery.

ALSO FREE AT THE FEST

FREE Panels at the City Opera House

Every morning at 9:30 am

FREE Discussions at the Cinema Salon

Following select 12 noon and 3 pm screenings

FREE Music on the Patio in Clinch Park

On one of TC’s most popular beaches

FREE Closing Night Bash

Community party at the Open Space with music, games, prizes on Sunday .

TCFF AROUND THE BAY

Travel from charming hamlet to quaint village on a six-day fi lm odyssey around the shore. See the sights, eat at restaurants, and experience great theaters!

MANISTEE

Sunday, July 20 | 7 pm The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee THE BACHELOR WEEKEND

PETOSKEY

Monday, July 21 | 7 pm Petoskey Cinema DINOSAUR 13

CHARLEVOIX

Tuesday, July 22 | 7 pm Charlevoix Cinema III 112 WEDDINGS

FRANKFORT

Wednesday, July 23 | 7 pm Garden Theater THE GERMAN DOCTOR

ELK RAPIDS

Thursday, July 24 | 7 pm Elk Rapids Cinema SISTER

SUTTONS BAY

Friday, July 25 | 7 pm The Bay Theatre PLAYING DEAD

MOVIES ON A BOAT

We’re partnering with our friends at the Nauti-Cat to offer a special opportunity. Set sail into the sunset to enjoy a great film in a simply unparalleled setting. Visit tcff.org for more details.

9 PM EVERY NIGHT, DEPARTING FROM THE GAS DOCK IN CLINCH MARINA

TUESDAY

THE BACHELOR WEEKEND

WEDNESDAY

TO BE TAKEI

THURSDAY

SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON

FRIDAY

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

SATURDAY

SNOWPIERCER

SUNDAY

THE ONE I LOVE

 
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