The filmmaker behind hit The Kids Are All Right will be in situ at the Los Angeles Film Festival, set to run from June 11-19.
Previous guest directors include David O Russell, Kathryn Bigelow, William Friedkin, Guillermo Del Toro and recent Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón.
SPC chiefs Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will receive The Spirit Of Independence Award and present a film from their library and discuss their work with festival artistic director David Ansen.
LAFF will present a series of Master Classes, kicking off with composer Atticus Ross, who will perform an original electronic soundscape created for the festival and discuss his creative process scoring films such as The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The festival’s annual celebration of women’s achievements in film will focus on Women Who Call the Shots: Women Directors and Showrunners. A panel will feature Nicole Holofcener, Marta Kauffman and Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Sidebar LA Muse will feature a conversation with Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.