'The Way, Way Back' to close Los Angeles Film Festival; Full lineup announced

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The 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival has revealed its full lineup, including Sundance favorites The Way, Way Back, which will close the festival on June 23, and Fruitvale Station.

The Way, Way Back follows awkward teenager Duncan (Liam James) through a summer break that’s rather nightmarish whenever he’s with his mom (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend, but has bright moments whenever he’s at the local water park, where he strikes up a friendship with one of the slacker employees (Sam Rockwell). Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Jim Rash (Community) co-wrote, co-directed, and appear in the film.

Fruitvale Station, which The Weinstein Company acquired at Sundance this year for a reported $2 million, will continue its festival run at LAFF. Originally called Fruitvale, the film is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old who was shot in the back and killed by Oakland transit police in 2009.

Other films  set to screen at the festival include Ryan Gosling’s Only God Forgives, the Sharlto Copley sci-fi project Europa Report, and The Spectacular Now, which stars Shailene Woodley (The Descendants). The full lineup is available on the website for the festival, which runs from June 13 to June 23 in downtown L.A.

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