University of Michigan Alumni Association

The U of M Club of Grand Traverse is hosting a Film Festival reception with University of Michigan student filmmakers and faculty from the University’s Department of Screen Arts and Culture on Thursday, July 27, beginning at 1:30pm at The Shed at Blue Tractor in Traverse City.  The reception is open to University of Michigan alumni, friends and film fans throughout the region.  Visiting Michigan friends are also welcome.  There is no charge to attend. 

               The reception will feature light appetizers with a cash bar as well as an informal behind the scenes’ meet and mingle.  Faculty and students will can discuss their work as well as their participation in the film festival with showing of UM Shorts and teaching of film school earlier in the day.  Guests are encouraged to drop in anytime during the reception from 1:30pm to 3pm. 

               The reception immediately follows TCFF’s “Shorts by UM Students” at noon at the Oldtown Playhouse featuring the premiere of two works, followed by a Q&A by students and faculty.  Tickets for the UM Shorts and most TCFF films are free and available through the Traverse City Film Festival at www.traversecityfilmfestival.org  or by joining the standby line at Old Town Playhouse approximatly 30-45 minutes prior to the showing at noon 7/27.

               For more information and to RSVP for the U of M Club reception, please contact Mary Bevans Gillett at 231.883.8388 or mgillett03@gmail.com.