The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, third installment in the teen vampire series will have a world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It will be premiered at the Nokia Theater which has a capacity of 7000. The Nokia Theater premiered Michael Jackson's This Is It last October.
The premiere will be attended by stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and the rest of the Twilight crew and is sure to provide huge publicity to the festival. The festival will be opened by Lisa Cholodenko's alternative family comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right. It will end after ten days with 3D CGI feature Despicable Me, directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin.
The festival will include retrospective screenings of Robert Culp's Hickey & Boggs, Walter Hill's The Driver, Luchino Visconti's The Leopard and Satyajit Ray's The Music Room. It will also have a part paying tribute to Argentine filmmaker Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, showing his films The Fall,The Hand in the Trap,The House of the Angel and The Seven Madmen.
Other highlights of the festival include Four Lions,Welcome to the Rileys,Night Catches Us, The Tillman Story, Clair Denis' White Material, and Neil Marshall's Centurion.