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’s “Alien” 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!
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– Geoff Boucher
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