Twilight’s 'Eclipse' premieres at LA Film Festival
Thursday 06 May 2010
The 16th annual Los Angeles Film Festival will world premiere
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, as part of a bonus invitation-only screening during the event, running June 17-27. Tickets will be available to festival passholders.
Opening the festival is The Kids Are Alright, starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo ( Shutter Island), and Mia Wasikowska ( Alice In Wonderland). Directed and co-written by Lisa Cholodenko ( Laurel Canyon with Frances McDormand and Christian Bale), it releases July 7.
The closing film is the premiere of animated film Despicable Me in 3D about supervillian Gru voiced by Steve Carell ( Date Night). It also stars Russell Brand ( Forgetting Sarah Marsall), Kristen Wiig ( How To Train Your Dragon), and Julie Andrews. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, it opens July 9.
The fest, which draws 75,000 attendees, will feature more than 200 mostly independent films from 40 countries at the LA Live complex in downtown Los Angeles.
Films in competition include narrative and documentary features. The International Showcase includes films from Asia, Europe and South America, and the "Ambulante Festival" of Mexican films.
A lineup of the Gala Screenings includes:
• Cyrus with Jonah Hill, John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, and Catherine Keener.
• Waiting for Superman a documentary by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth)
• Australia's Animal Kingdom with Ben Mendelsohn and Guy Pearce
• German film Waiting for Mahler directed by Percy Adlon and Felix O. Adlon
• Revolución by ten cutting-edge Mexican directors for the centenary celebration of the Mexican Revolution with poignant views of their homeland
Free Outdoor Screenings include The People vs. George Lucas, a documentary that asks who rightfully owns Lucas' cultural legacy - the filmmaker or the fans.
"Retrospective" screenings will show Luchino Visconti's restored The Leopard. There are panel discussions, screenings of shorts, and music videos with a survey from Japan.
The festival is a qualifier for the Academy Awards' live-action and animated shorts categories, and all categories of the Spirit Awards. Passes go on sale on May 10 (ranging from $200-1,000), and individual tickets are available June 1.
A The film has amassed an estimated $28.7 million in its opening weekend
A statement was published on his fansite, True To You, following release of new album
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The way the police have treated Cliff Richard is completely unacceptable
- 2 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 3 Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police shoot and kill second young black man
- 4 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 5 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermeister and vodka
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness
JK Rowling releases new Harry Potter story on Pottermore: Introducing Celestina Warbuck, the 'Singing Sorceress'
Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermeister and vodka
The funniest joke at Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Tim Vine wins for second time
Kate Bush: Previously unseen photographs reveal new side to comeback star
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head