By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 8, 2014 at 2:34PM
The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) has revealed that filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") will serve as artistic guest director for the upcoming edition of the fest.
The festival runs June 11 through 19 in downtown LA. Bong Joon-ho's lyrical apocalyptic thriller "Snowpiercer" is set to open it.
Past guest artistic directors include David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow, William Friedkin, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron.
Cholodenko is currently in post-production on the four-part miniseries "Olive Kittredge," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Elizabeth Strout, and starring Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Richard Jenkins and Zoe Kazan. It centers on the lives of a number of inhabitants in the coastal town of Crosby, Maine.
Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will receive LAFF 2014's Spirit of Independence Award.