Woody Allen at the opening night screening of To Rome With Love at the 2012 LA Film Fest.
The LA Film Fest, presented by Film Independent, recently announced the lineup of films that will be showcased at L.A. LIVE June 13-23. Now in its 19th year, the festival will highlight new talent across all genres, screening almost 200 films, shorts, and music videos from around the world. Pedro Almovodar’s highly anticipated movie, I’m So Excited!, will open the festival, while Fox Searchlight’s The Way, Way Back, starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, and Maya Rudolph, will serve as the festival’s closing night film.
Other highlights include gala screenings of Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas. Special complimentary-admission community events celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Dazed and Confused, and the 25th anniversary of John Waters’ Hairspray, are also in store.
The fest also includes an array of exciting programming, such as evenings celebrating music in film at The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, master classes with Maya Rudolph and Gustavo Santoalalla, conversations with David Mamet and magician Ricky Jay, and much more.
Festival passes are currently on sale to Film Independent members and the general public, while general admission tickets will go on sale May 21. For more information or to purchase tickets call 866-345-6337 or visit lafilmfest.com.