LA Times announces 2014 Hero Complex Film Festival Lineup

2014-Hero-Complex-Postcard-ver-003So this is pretty cool.  I have been happy to attend the Hero Complex Film Festival for the past couple years and the lineup for 2014’s fest has just been announced.  For Los Angeles residents and those willing to come out for a weekend, Hero Complex will be presenting a number of very cool screenings and Q&A’s from the likes of James Cameron, Joe Dante, Sigourney Weaver, Ronald D. Moore, and more!  The event takes place during the last weekend in May and is sure to be a lot of fun.  Continue on in this post to learn more about this lineup, when certain films are screening, who else will be around, ticketing information and more.

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Hero Complex Film Festival Set to Stun

Jamie Bamber, Jay Baruchel,James Cameron, Joe Dante, Dean DeBlois, America Ferrera, Mary McDonnell,
Ronald D. Moore, Edward James Olmos and Sigourney Weaver
to Join Weekend Celebration of Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror


LOS ANGELES – April 29, 2014 – Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex Film Festival takes off into its fifth year with a phenomenal lineup of genre-defining fan favorites. The screenings and live Q&As with the film’s creators and stars will be hosted by The Times Hero Complex editor Gina McIntyre May 30-June 1 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatres.

Fri. May 30:

  • A 10th anniversary big screen presentation of 2003’s “Battlestar Galactica” miniseries and reunion of creator Ronald D. Moore with actors Jamie Bamber, Edward James Olmos, and Mary McDonnell


Sat. May 31

  • Special advance matinee of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and conversation with writer/director Dean DeBlois and stars Jay Barucheland America Ferrera

  • The beloved horror-comedy “Gremlins” followed by discussion with director Joe Dante

  • Oscar winner James Cameron will reflect on the franchise that launched his blockbuster career between screenings of “Terminator” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day


Sun. June 1:

  • A rare theatrical showing of the legendary “Monty Python & the Holy Grail” (and yes, there will be coconuts)

  • Sigourney Weaver will discuss becoming one of the world’s most iconic – and first female – action stars between a double feature of “Alien” and “Aliens


Tickets will go on sale at 10am tomorrow, April 30, to the general public. Members of the Hero Complex mailing list have 24-hour access starting today.

The Festival is the award-winning Hero Complex’s marquee event and will be presented in association with TNT’s “Falling Skies” and the Hero Initiative.  Hero Complex reports on all aspects of superheroic, sci-fi, fantasy and horror entertainment. The site’s influential presence can be felt throughout the fanboy/fangirl universe, from special print editions and appearances at San Diego Comic-Con International, New York Comic-Con and WonderCon, to its popular IMAX Screening Series, which hosts upcoming genre releases throughout the year.


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About the Los Angeles Times

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The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliates also include The Envelope, Times Community News, and Hoy Los Angeles which, combined with the flagship Los Angeles Times, reach approximately 5.2 million or 38% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace. LATMG also owns California Community News, LLC, operates Tribune Direct LA, and is part of Tribune Company, one of the country’s leading media companies with businesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting. Additional information is available at latimes.com/aboutus.

Once again:  Tickets will go on sale at 10am tomorrow, April 30, to the general public.
Members of the Hero Complex mailing list have 24-hour access starting today.


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