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Friedkin to guest direct L.A. Film Fest

Elfman, Voltaggio, Saadiq named artists in residence

The Los Angeles Film Festival has selected William Friedkin as guest director for its upcoming edition.

Friedkin will screen his latest film, “Killer Joe,” at LACMA’s Bing Theater on June 15, preceded by an onstage interview.

The org has also named musician-composer Danny Elfman, Los Angeles chef Michael Voltaggio and singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq as artists in residence. Elfman will screen clips of his favorite film scores a June 16 presentation, while Voltaggio will screen “Dinner Rush” on June 20, followed by a conversation.

Saadiq will select a film to screen before his conversation with dj Chris Douridas on June 15.

The festival, to be held June 14-24 at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, has also set events featuring conversations with filmmakers and talent from AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and HBO’s “The Newsroom,” along with a Women of Wonder afternoon devoted to women in animation on June 17.

Additional films screening include a Film Independent members-only screening of “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon,” the North American premiere of “The King of Pigs,” “Easy Money” in the International Showcase section and “Question Bridge: Black Males” in the Free Community Screenings section.

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