L.A. Film Festival to host 'Transformers' bow


DreamWorks' tentpole "Transformers" will have its Los Angeles bow at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival on Wednesday, June 27.

The event will be open to the public, with the movie screening simultaneously in four Westwood Village theaters -- Mann's Bruin and Village, Landmark's Regent  and the National -- with a seating of 4,000.

The red-carpet premiere will be followed by a massive block party, open to anyone who attends one of the film's four screenings, on the Festival Promenade on Broxton Avenue.

"'Transformers' is the ultimate L.A. movie, with many of its most exciting action sequences shot on the city's streets," enthused Lorenzo di Bonaventura, one of the film's producers. "The Los Angeles Film Festival is the perfect venue to launch this film."

"Transformers" is having its world premiere at the Taormina Film Festival in Italy June 21. The movie opens wide July 4.

Kasi Lemmons' "Talk to Me" is kicking off the LAFF Thursday, June 21 while Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" is serving as the closing night film on Sunday, July 1.