It was announced Tuesday that the Fantasia International Film Festival will pay tribute to independent filmmaker Larry Cohen at this year’s event, which takes place in Montreal, July 13-Aug. 2. Fantasia will host the world premiere of a new documentary about the director, King Cohen, and is screening 35 mm archival prints of his films It’s Alive, God Told Me To, and Q. Cohen will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
New films screening at this year’s festival include Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the Casey Affleck-starring A Ghost Story, the Cambodian action movie Jailbreak, and the comedy Brigsby Bear, whose cast includes Mark Hamill, Claire Danes, and Kyle Mooney from Saturday Night Live. Finally, Fantasia is hosting the world premiere of Mohawk, a 19th-century-set action-thriller from We Are Still Here director Ted Geoghegan.
You can learn more about the First Wave Announcement for this year’s Fantasia at the event’s official website. The festival’s full lineup will be announced on July 5. Watch the trailer for King Cohen above.