Hero Complex Film Festival takes flight with Ridley Scott, Leonard Nimoy and Christopher Nolan

May 01, 2010 | 12:15 a.m.



Mark your calendars: The first-ever Hero Complex Film Festival will take flight June 11-13 at the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood with five amazing films and on-stage appearances by three signature filmmakers.

On Friday, it’s “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” followed by a Q&A session with the movie’s star and director, television and film icon Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy has just announced his retirement from acting; for “Trek” fans, this year is the final farewell to the original Mr. Spock, and the Hero Complex Film Festival will be part of that long goodbye. 

On Saturday, director Christopher Nolan goes back to Gotham with “The Dark Knight,” the billion-dollar smash hit that many fans consider to be the zenith of superhero cinema. The Batman film is the second half of a Nolan double-feature — the gripping thriller “Insomnia” opens the program, and the filmmaker will appear on stage between the two films. He will also bring along sneak footage from the highly anticipated July film “Inception.”

On Sunday, it’s a double feature with two of the most influential science-fiction films ever — Ridley Scott’sAlien” and “Blade Runner.” The Oscar-winning filmmaker will appear on stage between the two classics to discuss the powerful legacy of “Blade Runner” as well as his past (and future) with the deep-space horror franchise “Alien.”

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday morning, check back here at the Hero Complex blog for purchase details. Also, this Sunday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times will have a full-page ad with more information about the on-sale.

And, finally, if you have some suggested questions you’d like me to ask these amazing creators on stage, leave a message in the comments section below. Thanks for reading, hope to see you in June!


— Geoff Boucher


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13 Responses to Hero Complex Film Festival takes flight with Ridley Scott, Leonard Nimoy and Christopher Nolan

  1. Ellen says:

    Wow. This is going to be SO GREAT! :D How amazing to have three such talented and stellar icons as these at your very first Hero Complex Film Festival! :D Can't wait!! :D

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  3. karen slobod says:

    I think there is a conflict of interest in the coverage of this event.

  4. Geoff Boucher says:

    Karen, in what way?

  5. This is so awesome! I've very proud of you Geoff!

  6. Jake says:

    Geoff, awesome! I can't wait to buy a ticket. Do you know how much the tickets will be? And is it reserved seating or first-come, first-served in terms of getting good seats?

  7. Horace Austin says:

    Hello, Geoff.
    I have a question for Ridley Scott.
    ALIEN was filmed at Shepperton Studios in 1978. At the time, Shepperton was partly owned by the British rock band The Who. In fact, one of The Who's stage lasers was used for the egg chamber scene. Question: does Ridley Scott have any recollections of interacting with The Who during filming?
    Thanks. See you at the festival.

  8. pete says:

    Could you tell us which version of Blade Runner is going to run? Is it the most recent release, the final cut or an earlier one?

  9. Rick says:

    Can you at least tell us if we can buy tickets for a single day or if it's all-or-nothing? (I'm tempted to come from DC for Nolan.)

  10. Horace Austin says:

    The ALIEN/BLADE RUNNER screening with Ridley Scott is sold out! Glad I got my ticket.

  11. Bryce Thurston says:

    So excited for Saturday!! Thanks Geoff!
    Question for Nolan:
    The majority of the Batpod action sequence has no music to accompany it. On the soundtrack there are a few great tracks that aren't in the movie. Was there a back & forth in the editing room on that? Why did you ultimately go with 'no music'?
    thanks, Bryce Thurston:)

  12. Zhora says:

    Question for Geoff; is there any way to watch this lecture series via satellite, web conference and/or DVD?
    And for Ridley Scott: Please thank Ridley for the giving us his Final Cut of Blade Runner and the jam-packed 25th Anniversary edition of the film that included the amazing documentary "Dangerous Days." Does Ridley still want to make a BR sequel or prequel, if the legalities can be worked out? Or is there too much heartache involved in the process for him to want to go back to that world?
    You can end by laying prostrate before Ridley on my behalf, if there's time.

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