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Madonna to Headline Michael Moore Film Festival

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May 23, 2008 | 7:37pm EDT

Documentary maker Michael Moore has landed a big boost for his Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan--Madonna's coming home for it.

The pop superstar's I Am Because We Are documentary, about AIDS orphans in Malawi, will headline the alternative film festival in August.

And the Material Girl will be there in person.

A thrilled Moore says, "Madonna will present the film, watch it with the audience and conduct a question-and-answer session afterwards.

"It's a huge coup for the Film Festival, and for Traverse City."

And the hard-hitting documentarian, who has taken healthcare and President George W. Bush to task in his films, has nothing but praise for Madonna's new release, which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

He adds, "She spent the past couple of years filming what the people go through and the efforts to help them. I saw the film about a month ago. It's a fantastic, powerful movie."

Madonna produced and narrated the documentary after travelling to Malawi, where she met toddler David Banda. She and husband Guy Ritchie are adopting the child.

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