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Jane Fonda To Be Honored At Traverse City Film Festival

June 21, 2018 - 11:29 am

TRAVERSE CITY (WWJ/AP) - Jane Fonda will receive a lifetime achievement award at a northern Michigan film festival led by fellow Oscar winner Michael Moore.

Moore announced Thursday that the actress, author and political activist will be honored during the 14th annual Traverse City Film Festival, which runs from July 31 to Aug. 5.

"I can think of no other artist who has given more to her country," Moore said in a statement. "What an honor for our festival audience to welcome and to be inspired by the work of this American Icon. Her voice is as needed today as much as ever."

Details of her appearance and this year's film and event schedule will be announced June 29.

Fonda won Best Actress academy awards for her performances in "Klute" in 1971 and "Coming Home" in 1978. She has received five other nominations.

Since 2015, she has starred in the Netflix sitcom "Grace and Frankie." Her most recent film was the comedy "Book Club."

Fonda is also the subject of the new HBO documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” directed by Susan Lacy, which will screen at the festival.

About 100 movies will be screened at the festival in the Lake Michigan community of Traverse City. Tickets for the festival go on sale July 21 at traversecityfilmfest.org.