Waterfront Film Festival Debuts 2013 Lineup

Posted at 12:03 PM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 18:13:23-04

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Thirteen of the 42 narrative and documentary films from the 15th annual Waterfront Film Festival will be screening in Michigan for the first time, according to the festival schedule released on Tuesday morning.

The festival, based in South Haven this year, begins Thursday, June 13 with a nighttime musical performance by Andy Daily that will feature singer and voice actress E.G. Daily.  Individual tickets can be purchased for this event and every film screening for $12, but there are also value ticket packages available ranging from a one day “Day Tripper” pass for $90 ($99 on Saturday) to $300 Bronze passes that entitle guests to attend as many films as they can for the four days of the festival.  Upgrading to Silver or Gold will allow ticket buyers to move to the front of the line, guaranteeing them a seat.

There are also VIP Black Passes which advertises tickets to any screening as well as concierges serv

ice for two people.  There are only ten Black Passes available, and each set runs $10,000.

As far as films go for the festival, titles range from road movies like “45RPM” to gory horror films like “V/H/S2,” a sequel to the indie breakout from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

The winner of this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the documentary “Big Brother,” will have its Midwest debut at Waterfront alongside other nonfiction titles like the family-friendly “Bible Quiz” and “The Interrupters,” a critically-acclaimed 2011 documentary about a group of anti-crime workers in urban Chicago.

Many filmmakers whose films will be debuting Michigan or the Midwest will attend those screenings.  To purchase tickets and view the entire schedule, visit the festival’s website.