With an all-star cast of Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Trembly, Sarah Silverman, Maddie Ziegler, Lee Pace, and Dean Norris, The Book of Henry will open this year’s LA Film Festival. Film Independent will hold the festival June 14-22,at the Arclight Cinemas Culver City, with events at other venues around the city.
The film, which is written by Gregg Hurwitz and directed by Colin Trevorrow, follows a single mother (Watts) and her child genius son (Lieberber) as he becomes determined to save a neighbor girl (Ziegler) from her abusive stepfather (Norris).
The festival is a great place for the movie to premiere, as it highlights a story about friendship, community, and redefining family, helmed by a woman’s onscreen journey, which the festival has recently focused on.
Check back on May 9th to see the full lineup of this year’s festival, but until then you can pre-purchase passes here!