A pair of late-breaking, high-profile additions to the
On June 9, two days before the festival proper begins at L.A. Live downtown and four days before "Dragon 2" opens in theaters, the LAFF will screen DreamWorks Animation's sequel to the 2010 tale "How to Train Your Dragon." Written and directed by
A day later, the festival will screen "22 Jump Street," the follow-up to Chris Miller and Phil Lord's 2012 big-screen reboot of the TV series
In the past, the LAFF has regularly aimed for mass appeal by showcasing mainstream Hollywood movies alongside indie fare. Last year, the festival screened the superhero blockbuster "Man of Steel" and the animated film "Monsters University."
Film Independent, which presents the festival, previously announced Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic sci-fi film "Snowpiercer" as the opening film and
The fest is sponsored by the Los Angeles Times and runs June 11-19.
Other festival events announced Tuesday include a conversation with crime novelist Michael Connelly; two musical programs at the Grammy Museum; and the Black List Live, a staged reading of an unproduced Black List script.