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LA Film Fest Slates Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ Sundance Hit ‘Dope’

LA Film Fest Slates Pixar's 'Inside Out,' Sundance Hit 'Dope'

Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival will present the LA premiere of Rick Famuyiwa’s hip-hop-addled “Dope,” the film everybody loved at Sundance, on Monday, June 8 ahead of its June 19 release from Open Road and Sony. This debauchery-fueled teen comedy won the Sundance Dramatic Editing Award and landed a coveted slot in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

On Tuesday, June 9, LAFF hosts a master class with “Inside Out” writer/director Pete Docter followed by a screening of the Disney/Pixar film that also opens June 19 and will play out-of-competition at Cannes this year.

READ MORE: Pixar’s Pete Docter Reveals Terrors Making “Inside Out”

Also announced, Todd Strauss-Schulson’s (“A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas”) will debut “The Final Girls” at a special LAFF Gala Screening on Tuesday, June 16. The meta-horror comedy follows a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, who was a famous scream queen from the 1980s, as she’s pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous film and must fight off its maniacal killer. The film joins a wave of horror and genre programming LAFF will be pushing this year, including a Gala premiere of MTV/Dimension’s “Scream” series.

As previously revealed, the fest opens on June 10 with another Sundance hit, “Grandma” starring Lily Tomlin.

READ MORE: LA Film Fest Unveils World Premieres, Horror Slate

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