Idris Elba’s ‘A Hundred Streets,’ Horror Movie ‘Lights Out’ to Premiere at LA Film Festival

Mike Birbiglia’s comedy “Don’t Think Twice” and Justin Tipping’s “Kicks” will make their L.A. premieres

Last Updated: April 19, 2016 @ 2:24 PM

The 2016 LA Film Festival has announced its Buzz and Limelight sections, which will include the world premieres of Jim O’Hanlon’s “A Hundred Streets” starring Idris Elba and New Line’s summer horror movie “Lights Out.”

Produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the 2016 LA Film Festival runs June 1-9 at the ArcLight Cinemas. The full film lineup will be announced on April 26.

“In the Buzz section L.A. audiences will be treated to a group of highly curated films fresh off of their world premieres at recent film festivals,” said festival director Stephanie Allain. “The Limelight section presents unique cinema-going experiences from a varied range of feature films with noteworthy talent across an eclectic range of stories.”

The Limelight section offers a non-competitive selection of fiction and documentary films featuring noteworthy talent. In addition to “A Hundred Streets” and David F. Sandberg’s “Lights Out,” the Limelight section includes the world premieres of Jacqueline Gares’ “FREE CeCe!,” Isaac Rentz’s “Opening Night,” Stephen Gyllenhaal’s “So B. It” and Rob Spera’s “The Sweet Life.”

All are U.S. productions except for the U.K. production “A Hundred Streets” and “Opening Night,” which is a Mexican co-production.

The Buzz section offers a non-competitive showcase of curated favorites from other film festivals.

Films making their L.A. premieres include Mike Birbiglia‘s comedy “Don’t Think Twice” starring Keegan-Michael Key and Gillian Jacobs, Meera Menon’s “Equity,” Stella Meghie’s “Jean of the Joneses,” Justin Tipping’s “Kicks,” Roger Ross Williams’ “Life, Animated” and Morgan Neville‘s “The Music of Strangers.” All are U.S. productions except for “Jean of the Joneses,” which hails from Canada.