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Buzz, Limelight Sections Set For LA Film Festival
A scene from "Life, Animated"
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The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, announced the Buzz and Limelight sections. The 2016 LA Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of feature films, shorts and web series, along with programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Coffee Talks and Master Classes. The full film lineup will be announced on April 26. The Festival runs June 1-9 at the ArcLight Cinemas.

“In the Buzz section LA audiences will be treated to a group of highly curated films fresh off of their world premieres at recent film festivals,” said Festival director Stephanie Allain. “The Limelight section presents unique cinema-going experiences from a varied range of feature films with noteworthy talent across an eclectic range of stories.”

Passes are currently on sale to Film Independent Members and the general public. In addition to access to screenings and events (even after they sell out), Festival passes provide access to networking receptions and the Festival Lounge, where pass holders interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. General admission tickets to individual films go on sale to Film Independent Members beginning Thursday, May 5 and to the general public beginning Tuesday, May 10. Contact the Ticket Office for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345.6337) or visit

Non-competitive showcase of curated favorites from other film festivals.
Don’t Think Twice, dir. Mike Birbiglia, USA, LA Premiere
Equity, dir. Meera Menon, USA, LA Premiere
Jean of the Joneses, dir. Stella Meghie, Canada, LA Premiere
Kicks, dir. Justin Tipping, USA, LA Premiere 
Life, Animated, dir. Roger Ross Williams, USA, LA Premiere
The Music of Strangers, dir. Morgan Neville, USA, LA Premiere

Non-competitive selection of fiction and documentary films featuring noteworthy talent.
FREE CeCe!, dir. Jacqueline Gares, USA, World Premiere
A Hundred Streets, dir. Jim O’Hanlon, UK, World Premiere
Lights Out, dir. David F. Sandberg, USA, World Premiere
Opening Night, dir. Isaac Rentz, USA/Mexico, World Premiere
So B. It, dir. Stephen Gyllenhaal, USA, World Premiere
The Sweet Life, dir. Rob Spera, USA, World Premiere