Middle of Nowh poster

The Los Angeles Film Festival (producer Stephanie Allain's inaugural year as director of the festival) has announced a trio of gala screenings for this year's upcoming event, scheduled to run from  from June 14 - 24.

And all 3 titles are films we've covered here on S&A - 2 of them premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and which I reviewed on S&A then, so you should be familiar with them: Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild and Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere

The 3rd film is the sci-fi dramedy Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, which Derek Luke has a supporting role in.

Each of those 3 films has distribution and will be released in theaters post-LAFF - June 27, October 12 and June 22 respectively.

As already previously announced, the festival will open with the North American premiere of Woody Allen's To Rome With Love on June 14.

The festival's full line-up is scheduled to be announced on May 1. Over 200 films, including features, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, are expected to screen this year.