Hero Complex Film Festival: ‘X-Files’ reopens for anniversary salute

March 27, 2013 | 10:00 a.m.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in "The X-Files" (Fox)

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in “The X-Files.” (Fox)

With “The X-Files,” Chris Carter created the template for the modern science-fiction series and influenced the direction of serialized storytelling on television, which is why we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll commemorate the 20th anniversary of the show with a special closing-night screening at the fourth annual Hero Complex Film Festival.

What’s more — you get to tell us which three episodes of the landmark series that detailed the exploits of intrepid agents Mulder and Scully that we’ll screen at the event.

The Hero Complex Film Festival will take place May 10-12 at the Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, and the event will culminate with an evening tribute to “The X-Files.” Starting today, you can vote for three of 11 hand-picked episodes from the annals of “The X-Files” that we’ll show on the big screen.

Your choices range from quirky stand-alone stories to tales from the complex mythology. And naturally, “Home,” perhaps the most terrifying and infamous episode in the history of the series, is on the list.

Other episodes up for consideration include “Pilot,” “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose,”  “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space,” “Small Potatoes,” “Leonard Betts,” “The Post-Modern Prometheus,” “Beyond the Sea,” “Bad Blood,” “Humbug” and “Triangle.”

Cast your vote for your three favorite episodes at herocomplexfilmfest.com.

Also, there just might be a very special guest on hand to discuss the series as well, but look for details about that with the official lineup announcement and ticket on-sale information — coming very soon.

— Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex


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12 Responses to Hero Complex Film Festival: ‘X-Files’ reopens for anniversary salute

  1. Louise says:

    I cannot vote when this list does not include "Pusher." <–typical rant when any list is produced but, in this case, heartfelt.

  2. MrTemecula says:

    Any Darren Morgin scripted episode. Those were the best. I still don't know what happened in the end. The whole conspiracy arc just folded in one confusing heap at the end. The should have taken the St. Elsewhere route and ended the series as Muldor as a Comicon nerd coming out of an acid trip for all the sense it made in the end.

  3. Ksb36 says:

    Beyond the Sea
    Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose
    Bad Blood

  4. Priyanka says:

    pusher should be in the list :(

  5. I can't breathe. I'm so excited about this. Sure fine whatever.

  6. Bev says:

    I agree I think " Pusher " was snubbed….the M/S relationship is very strong : commitment, love, and the "I would do anything for you" vibe……::sigh::…..you cannot beat that…..; )

  7. Mister says:

    Aww. No episode with Dogget on the list. :(

  8. Neener says:

    What about Squeeze or Tooms? Squeeze was the first episode of the XFiles that I saw and it made me a regular viewer.

  9. Tiff says:

    Milagro??..Schizogeny? .. Chinga? ..–would have been great on that list!!

  10. John says:

    "Paper Hearts" should be on this list as well. As far as MOTW episodes go, it's right up there. Tom Noonan's performance is so terrifying.

  11. evelyn says:

    Pusher so sexy.paper hearts good story David at his best

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