15th anniversary of Michael Moore's film festival includes more than 200 films and events

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Appearances from Lily Tomlin and Kathy Griffin and more than 200 films and events will highlight this year's Traverse City Film Festival, July 30-Aug.4.

The festival's 15th anniversary carries the theme "Cinema Saves the World." Tickets for screenings and events go on sale to TCFF members July 7 and to the general public on July 13. 

Festival founder, programmer and president Michael Moore will present Lily Tomlin with the fest's Lifetime Achievement Award and will engage in a 90-minute conversation with Tomlin at 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Traverse City State Theater. The fest will also screen Tomlin's 1977 film "The Late Show" and her 1986 documentary "Lily Tomlin." 

Tomlin's "Grace and Frankie" co-star Jane Fonda was honored at last year's fest. 

Griffin will be on hand for a screening of her documentary "Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story," which centers on the controversy surrounding a photograph of Griffin holding a fake severed head of Donald Trump. 

Other festival highlights include screenings of "Boy Howdy!: The Story of Creem Magazine," a screening of Jeff Daniels-starring "Guest Artist" and an outdoor screening of "Woodstock," two weeks short of the festival's 50th anniversary. 

A full list of films and programs, as well as complete ticketing information, can be found at tcff.org.

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