Controversial US director Michael Moore is launching a film festival in his home state of Michigan.

Moore, who won the Palme D'Or for his anti-George W Bush documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, has received permission from Traverse City officials to stage the TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL in July (05).

The four-day event will include "non-partisan" films, according to Moore, including movie classic Casablanca, which will be screened on a park overlooking Lake Michigan.

08/06/2005 13:36