The Los Angeles Film Festival has appointed the rapper Common as its Artist In Residence for the June 19-29 event.

Common has programmed a sidebar of personally inspiring films that includes Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction and Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

The performer, who stars alongside Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy in the festival's opening night film Wanted, will also participate in a free, pre-festival on-stage interview at the Majestic Crest Theatre in Westwood on June 16.

Festival director Rich Raddon said Common's 'vision is eclectic and far-reaching, and aligns itself perfectly with what the Los Angeles Film Festival offers to audiences in Los Angeles.'