Below are select items of note. Go to lafilmfest.com for complete listing.

NARRATIVE COMPETITION

“The Pleasure of Being Robbed”: Writer-director Josh Safdie’s debut comes direct from its Cannes Directors’ Fortnight preem. (Sun., 4 p.m.)

DOCU COMPETITION

“Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story”: Portrait of the late mastermind of contemporary no-holds-barred campaigning. (Sun., 7 p.m.)

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE

“Heartbeat Detector”: Nicolas Klotz’s stunning drama about skeletons in a French corporation’s closet. (Fri., 7 p.m.)

“La France”: WWI French army unit seeks escape from the battlefield in filmmaker Serge Bozon’s inventive debut. (Sat., 5 p.m.)

“Useless”: Multifaceted docu from China’s most important filmmaker, Jia Zhangke. (Sun., 7 p.m.)

“Where Are Their Stories?”: A grandson tries to protect his grandmother’s home in a radical debut by Mexico’s Nicolas Pereda. (Sat., 4:30 p.m.)

SUMMER PREVIEW

“Ballast”: Lance Hammer’s acclaimed drama about a struggling family in the Mississippi Delta. (Wed., 9:30 p.m.)

“Man on Wire”: Dazzling account of high-wire performer Philippe Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers in 1974. (Fri., 7 p.m.)

“Momma’s Man”: One of the year’s American indie standouts by rising helmer Azazel Jacobs. (Sat., 7:30 p.m.)

TRIBUTES

“Nothing but a Man”: Tribute to late actor Ivan Dixon, star of this rarely seen 1964 drama about an Alabama railway worker. (Sun., 6 p.m.)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman”: Master photographer of modern architecture and L.A. design gets his closeup. (Sun., 4 p.m.)

DARK WAVE

“Let the Right One In”: Buzzed about since its Rotterdam premiere, Sweden’s Tomas Alfredson modernizes the vampire film. (Fri., 10:30 p.m.)

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