Musician and composer Danny Elfman, award-winning Los Angeles chef Michael Voltaggio and Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq will be the artists in residence at the festival, which kicks off with a screening of Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love." Allen's newest film stars Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.
Additionally, the festival will feature an intimate conversation with filmmakers and talent from Aaron Sorkin's anticipated HBO series "The Newsroom." An exclusive screening of the series premiere will be held June 22 at 8 PM followed by a dialogue with Sorkin, executive producer Alan Poul and director Greg Mottola. The three men will "discuss what it took to develop the show, assemble the amazing cast, which includes Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Sam Waterson, and bring their behind-the-scenes look at the intricacies of the fast-paced 24-hour cable news world to air."
For more information and a complete lineup of films, visit LAFilmFest.com.