The Los Angeles Film Festival (6.21 through 7.1) will kick off with Kasi LemmonsTalk to Me (Focus Features), the real-life story of Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene (Don Cheadle), an ex-con who became a talk-radio personality in the 1960s in Washington, D.C., and close with Danny Boyle‘s Sunshine (Fox Searchlight), the mostly well-reviewed space-mission sci-fi adventure that’s already opened in Europe. I asked for a screening opportunity in L.A. since I’ll be able to catch it France or Italy at a commercial cinema later this month, but the Fox Searclighters didn’t want to show favoritism (or something along those lines). So I’ll pay to see it and run a reaction during the Cannes Film Festival, or maybe a little bit after.