New programming for the 10-day Los Angeles Film Festival has been announced today, including pre-screenings of summer movies and a conversation with an acclaimed filmmaker.
Man of Steel, the latest Superman adaptation directed by Zach Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, will be screened on June 12, before the festival officially kicks off. The film opens wide on June 14.
The much-anticipated Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monster’s University, will also be shown at an advanced screening at the Festival on June 18 — three days before it opens on June 21.
Programing also includes a panel of women editors, including Sandra Adair (Before Midnight, Bernie), Maryann Brandon (Star Trek, Star Wars: Episode VII, Super 8) and Pamela Martin (Hitchcock, Ruby Sparks, The Fighter). There will be a special discussion with director Spike Jonez,where he will show clips of his upcoming film “Her.” And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hosting an event celebrating costume designers, in conjunction with the launch of their new Costume Designers branch.
Other films being screened include The Way Way Back, Fruitvale Station, Only God Forgives and I’m So Excited, in addition to world premieres of independent films in several competition categories. Individual tickets go on sale May 16. The festival runs June 13 through June 23.