Hero Complex Film Festival tickets now on sale

May 03, 2010 | 4:24 p.m.


Blade Runner,” perhaps the greatest science-fiction film ever made.

The Dark Knight,” the pinnacle of superhero cinema and a billion-dollar success.

Star Trek,” the most enduring and successful science-fiction brand name in history.

Alien,” the deep-space masterpiece that changed horror films forever.

Three days of sublime films are presented, with their iconic creators on stage talking about the past, present and future of their heroic franchises.

Leonard Nimoy, Ridley Scott and Christopher Nolan

June 11, 12, 13

Mann’s Chinese, Hollywood



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3 Responses to Hero Complex Film Festival tickets now on sale

  1. Pete R says:

    I may well be staying home, as these tickets are somewhere north of pricey and approaching doggone exhorbitant.
    Events like these do cost money: staff, rentals, insurance, security, transportation, etc. But even acknowledging this, I'm astonished at prices two and three hundred percent more than the everyday movie ticket, itself an arguably overpriced item. To be sure, these are value-added presentations– screenings plus Q&A's with distinguished filmmakers, any or all of which I'd certainly pay to see. But having to shell out this many shillings, I'm afraid, is a tad alienating and even a little bit depressing.
    Having said that, I wish the festival well. If successful, I hope presenters might plow the proceeds back into another festival with admission fees more of us can afford.

  2. James says:

    "Alien" was rip off from a Marshall Thompson movie from the 50s called "It! The Terror From Beyond Space." The screenwriter plagiarized. The issue was settled out of court.

  3. Horace Austin says:

    Yes, ALIEN is heavily influenced by "B" movie sci-fi.
    Not just IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958), but also PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1965). In that film, ships in deep space respond to a distress signal coming from an unexplored planet.
    Still, you have to give ALIEN its due.
    Brilliant direction by Ridley Scott. Wonderful performances by the cast. Fantastic production design.
    The nightmares that sprang from H.R. Giger's dark imagination were original.

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