Rodrigo Garcia's all-star ensemble drama Nine Lives will be the Centerpiece Premiere and Don Roos' HappyEndings will close the 2005 Los AngelesFilm Festival, which runs from Jun 16-26.

Festival organisers also announced that Don Cheadle, LisaKudrow, and Elijah Wood will serve as honorary festival chairs, with SydneyPollack named guest director and rapper The RZA named artist in residence.

NineLives explores nine separate peopleat emotional crossroads in their lives and stars Amy Brenneman, Glenn Close,William Fichtner, Holly Hunter, Ian McShane, Joe Montegna, Sissy Spacek, andRobin Wright Penn, among others. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu served asexecutive producer

BothNine Lives and Happy Endings premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January,with the latter chosen to open the Park City event.

As previously announced, the LAFF will open with the NorthAmerican premiere of David Jacobson's Down In The Valley, which played in Un Certain regard atCannes last week.

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