Berry, Jackson chair fest

'THX,' 'Dead' among special screenings

Halle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson will serve as honorary co-chairs for the 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival, with Neil Young as artist in residence.

Berry will host closing night festivities, where she will give out Target Filmmaker Awards for narrative feature, which includes a cash prize of $50,000, and documentary, which offers a $25,000 award.

Jackson will host the annual filmmaker reception June 16 in which VIPs mingle with filmmakers before the official kickoff June 17. The festival ends June 26.

Young has selected two films that will screen at the festival: Jim Jarmusch’s “Dead Man” starring Johnny Depp and George Lucas’ “THX-1138.”

Also screening is “Greendale,” Young’s latest foray into film. He will participate in a conversation about his cinematic and musical influences June 22, moderated by KCRW’s Nic Harcourt.

Among the panels are “You Scared the Hell Out of Me: Modern Day Horror,” “Blaxploitation: Misnomer and Misunderstood” and “Pioneers in Programming: Los Angeles 1970s.”

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