Jonas Cuaron’s thriller starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will receive its US premiere on June 9 and James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 will get its world premiere on June 7.
Additional programming will feature an on-stage conversation with The Birth Of A Nation writer-director, producer and star Nate Parker, Aja Naomi King and the cast.
Festival guest director Ryan Coogler and sound designer Steve Boeddeker will talk sound design and production designer Alex McDowell will give a primer on virtual reality world-building in the Master Classes sessions.
The cast and creators of TV hit The People v. O.J. Simpson will attend a screening of the final episode and to discuss the making of the show on June 7, when writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will be joined by actors Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown and Courtney B. Vance for a post-screening Q&A.
Cinematographer Maryse Alberti will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award.
The festival runs from June 1-9 at ArcLight Cinemas.