A trio of splashy, late entries to the Los Angeles Film Festival were announced Wednesday: the mega-budget summer movies “
On June 12 -- one day before LAFF kicks off at downtown Los Angeles’ L.A. Live in earnest and two days before the film's release -- the festival will host a special screening of director
“Monsters University,” the prequel to Disney-
LAFF has never shied away from showcasing mainstream Hollywood fare intended for the widest possible multiplex audience. In years past, the festival has featured such popular films as "
This year, music-video-ace-turned-Oscar-nominated-filmmaker Jonze (whose impressionistic oeuvre includes “
Other events announced Wednesday by the festival include an program honoring costume designers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launch of the Costume Designers Branch, and "Women in the Cut: A Celebration of Women Editors," a conversation featuring some of today's top film editors. More information is available at lafilmfest.com.