From Drive to Del Toro, 18 Must-Sees at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Fest

laff_gallery645.jpgAttention, Los Angelenos! Film Independent's 2011 LA Film Fest kicks off this week, offering a variety of new films, festival darlings, retrospectives, and special events from June 16-26. After the jump, scroll through 18 of the must-see films, Q&As, and events to catch during the fest, from guest director Guillermo del Toro's many planned appearances to Ryan Gosling's Drive, Green Lantern, and the historic (and insanely unpredictable) combination of Erykah Badu and Ricky Gervais.

Click for Movieline's picks from the 2011 LA Film Fest line-up.

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