The Capitol City Film Festival (CCFF) exposes Mid-Michigan movie lovers to international and local films, engaging seminars, and unique musical performances in this four day festival, taking place April 11 -14, 2013. The festival celebrates and promotes filmmakers with an emphasis on Michigan-made, homegrown talent. This is only the third annual festival, so your attendance can help to start a new cultural tradition in Lansing!
Tickets for this event are ridiculously cheap. Get a full festival pass for only $50, or attend individual screenings for around $5 per film. You can purchase tickets in advance on Brown Paper Tickets.
2013 Capitol City Film Festival Highlights
While the festival is packed with exciting films and activities, here are a couple items off the schedule which jumped out at us:
Andrew Bird: Fever Year, Saturday April 13, 5:30 p.m. at the Lansing Public Media Center (2500 S. Washington) Andrew Bird is an impressive and ethereal musician with loads of talent. The film follows the acclaimed musician’s rigorous touring year, which culminates with Bird in a perpetual fever as he crosses the finish line on crutches from an onstage injury.
Tchoupitoulas, Sunday April 14, 1 p.m. at the Michigan Historical Museum (702 W Kalamazoo St). Tchoupitoulas (pronounced CHOP-a-TWO-liss) is a lyrical documentary that follows three adolescent brothers as they journey through one night in New Orleans, encountering a vibrant kaleidoscope of dancers, musicians, hustlers, and revelers parading through the lamplit streets. The filmmakers fully immerse us into the New Orleans night, passing through many lively and luminous locations and introducing us to the people who make the city their home.
Coming to Lansing for the Film Festival? Stay for the Whole Weekend!
We invite you to be our guests at the English Inn, a graceful bed and breakfast outside Lansing. We are located on the estate of auto baron Irving Jacob Reuter. He designed his Tudor-style home in 1927. We have lovingly maintained the home and property for you to enjoy.