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Full Schedule for 3rd Annual Hero Complex Film Festival Announced

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April 25, 2012
Source: Hero Complex

Shaun of the Dead / Hero Complex Film Festival

That's right, folks. It's time for the 3rd Annual Hero Complex Film Festival, but this time it's coming about a month early in May rather than the previous June run the first two festivals had. Hero Complex is the fantastic blog on the LA Times run by Geoff Boucher and last year he decided to host a mini-film fest to show some great movies with in-person Q&As featuring the director. Last year guests included Warren Beatty and a screening of Dick Tracy, not to mention writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman with a screening of Star Trek, and more. This year's full line-up looks pretty fun and the guests are even better!

On Friday, May 18th, they're running a zombie double feature kicking things off with Dawn of the Dead featuring director Zack Snyder and "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, then Shaun of the Dead featuring director Edgar Wright in person. On Saturday, May 19th, they're showing RoboCop with guest Peter Weller followed by A Clockwork Orange with Malcolm McDowell and Super with crimefighter Rainn Wilson. And finally, on Sunday, May 20th, they'll start with a matinee of WALL-E with director Andrew Stanton also bringing a special preview of Brave and a screening of Serenity with star Nathan Fillion. Finally onn Monday there's An Evening with Stan Lee with a screening to be announced, but it would be awesome it was The Avengers. In addition, there's likely some surprises in store for some of these events, especially since it takes place in Los Angeles, the heart of Hollywood.

A limited supply of advance tickets are being made available to Los Angeles Times members at a 50% discount starting Wednesday. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am Thursday, April 26 at latimes.com/herocomplexfilmfest. Single screenings are $20 a piece and a limited quantity of festival passes will be available for $105 and that includes admission to the entire lineup and the 2012 event poster designed by DC Comics’ co-publisher Jim Lee. For more info go to HeroComplex.com. You going?

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  • Schristianroe
    Going as press see you guys there!
  • Thatguyyouno
    Pretty sweet lineup, I hope the Avengers does play. With the buzz it's getting I won't mind seeing it in rapid succession. 
  • ur_babys_daddy
    Seriously Ethan, are there any films festivals that come to Atl? On that caliber?
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      Sorry to disappoint! I wish there were so we could send some good news your way. I'm in the same boat as you though since I'm in the Midwest, an hour outside of Chicago. Not much hits my neck of the woods either. Alex has all the fun!
      • peloquin
        Wow, I had no idea that you lived that far away, I figured you and Alex had bunk beds in LA.
      • ur_babys_daddy
        Well, great job on your side considering being so far. At least you get wizard con.

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