L.A. Film Fest: Colin Trevorrow's 'The Book of Henry' Set for Opening Night

Sundance comedy 'Brigsby Bear' is set for the gala screening.

The world premiere of Colin Trevorrow's The Book of Henry has been set for the opening night screening of Film Independent's L.A. Film Fest.

Written by Gregg Hurwitz, the movie follows a single mom (Naomi Watts) whose genius son (Jaeden Lieberher) has plans to save his classmate (Maddie Ziegler) from a family secret.

“I'm honored to premiere The Book of Henry at the L.A. Film Festival,” said Trevorrow. “Film Independent plays such a vital role in supporting new storytellers, and I'm thrilled to be a part of this year's exciting program.”

The fest's gala screening will be Dave McCary's Sundance hit Brigsby Bear, which stars Kyle Mooney as an outsider who decides to self-produce his favorite children's TV show after it goes off the air. 

The premiere of the first episode of the second season of Ava Duvernay's Queen Sugar has also been announced as a part of the programming. It will be followed by a LACMA-based conversation between DuVernay and the female directors of the series.

The L.A. Film Fest will run June 14-22, with screenings taking place at ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City, as well as in Hollywood and Santa Monica.