L.A. fest enlists Lucas

Helmer will create sidebar program, host retreat

George Lucas will serve as guest director for the Los Angeles Film Festival, to be held in Westwood Village June 22 -July 2.

As guest director, Lucas will create a special sidebar program of films for the fest, including a selection of pics that have inspired his own work.

Lucas also has agreed to host the fest’s retreat at his Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif.

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