Jon Favreau, Richard Donner and Warren Beatty headline Hero Complex Film Festival

May 30, 2011 | 11:28 a.m.
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Warren Beatty, Richard Donner and Jon Favreau (Los Angeles Times photos)

There’s a special Memorial Day discount of 15% on all single-day tickets for the Hero Complex Film Festival. Go to the event ticket page  and enter in the code “MEMORIAL” to get the special limited price. The festival is June 9-12 at the Chinese 6 theaters in Hollywood.

June 9: On opening night it’s a screening of “Dick Tracy” and an on-stage conversation with 14-time Oscar nominee Warren Beatty, who will talk about his plans to revive the character in a new feature film with a young star in the role he himself made famous. There will also be some Dick Tracy trivia and prizes.

June 10: Just like last year, Friday is Starfleet night with a screening of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” followed by 2009’s “Star Trek.” On stage it’s Nicholas Meyer, director of the fan-beloved “Khan” (as well as writer of “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” and the writer-director of  “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.” Also appearing, to talk about the future of the Federation on the big screen, are writers/producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Watch for some surprises on this night as well as some “Trek” trivia and prizes.

Mr. Incredible, William Shatner, Chris Pine, Terrence Stamp

(Pixar / Paramount / Paramount / Warner Bros.)

June 11: The heroes of DC rule this day with a Q&A with Richard Donner  and screenings of “Superman” and “Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut” and, included in the same ticket price, a special appearance by comics-world superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, who will unveil huge new plans for the publishing side of the DC Universe. There will also be some surprises in store for fans of DC on the big screen and some Superman trivia and prizes.

June 12: Marvel closes out the festival in a big way with screenings of “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2” and a Q&A with Jon Favreau, who is back in a big way this summer with “Cowboys & Aliens.” Watch for a big surprise from Marvel Studios — make sure you’re not late — and there will be some Iron Man and Captain America trivia and prizes. Also, we have a free noon screening of “the Incredibles” followed by a sneak preview of “Cars 2” that will be introduced by Dave Mullins of Pixar. That Pixar screening is sold out already but seats have been reserved for fans who buy tickets to the later Marvel programming.

Again, you can buy your tickets right here and read more about the event here.

— Geoff Boucher


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