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L.A. Film Festival lineup highlights

A look at what's unspooling

LAFF lineup highlights. For a complete list and theater locations, go to lafilmfest.com

GALAS

Sunshine: Danny Boyle’s sci-fi thriller about a mission to reignite the fading sun. Cast includes Cillian Murphy and Michelle Yeoh. (July 1, 7 p.m.)

NARRATIVE COMPETITION

Kabluey: Comedy with Lisa Kudrow, Christine Taylor and Scott Prendergast, who also wrote and directed. World preem. (June 25, 7:30 p.m.)

Severed Ways: Viking epic shot on widescreen HD by filmmaker Tony Stone, who also stars. World preem. (June 22, 9:45 p.m.)

What We Do Is Secret: Story of seminal L.A. punk band the Germs, with Shane West and Bijou Phillips. World preem. (June 23, 10 p.m.)

DOCU COMPETITION

Cat Dancers: Tale of a performing threesome who have a penchant for animals with sharp teeth. Unspooled at SXSW. (June 23, 10 p.m.)

Join Us: Helmer Ondi Timoner (“Dig!”) follows four families who go to cult rehab. World preem. (June 23, 7:15 p.m.)

Jump!: Kids head for a world jump-rope championship. World preem. (June 24, 4:30 p.m.)

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE

The Champagne Spy: Israeli docu about a former Mossad agent who decides he likes life better on the other side. (June 23, 7:30 p.m.)

Namibia: The Stuggle for Liberation: Charles Burnett’s tale of Namibia’s first president. (June 27, 7:30 p.m.)

Young @ Heart: Docu about a senior citizens chorus that Working Title has optioned to remake as a feature. North American preem. (June 28, 7:15 p.m.)

SUMMER PREVIEWS

Transformers: Studio tentpole featuring giant trademarked toys clashing. (June 27, 8:15 p.m.)

FORD AMPHITHEATER

The Iron Fist: Rare silent Mexican pic from 1927 accompanied live by electronica artists Nortec Collective. (June 24, 8:30 p.m.)

LIVE EARTH DAY

50 climate-crisis shorts from helmers such as Amy Berg, Kevin MacDonald and Joaquin Phoenix. (June 24, noon-6 p.m.)

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