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Hero Complex's 2014 Fest Lineup Boasts 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' James Cameron, 'Battlestar Galactica' and More

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by Beth Hanna
April 29, 2014 1:41 PM
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'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

The LA Times’ Hero Complex Film Festival, launching into its fifth year, has unveiled its genre-happy lineup for the 2014 edition. The screenings and live Q&As run May 30 through June 1 in Hollywood, all hosted by HC editor Gina McIntyre.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening:

Fri. May 30:

·A 10th anniversary big screen presentation of 2003’s "Battlestar Galactica" miniseries and reunion of creator Ronald D. Moore with actors Jamie Bamber, Edward James Olmos, and Mary McDonnell

Sat. May 31:

·Special advance matinee of "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and conversation with writer/director Dean DeBlois and stars Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera

·The beloved horror-comedy "Gremlins" followed by discussion with director Joe Dante

·Oscar winner James Cameron will reflect on the franchise that launched his blockbuster career between screenings of "Terminator" and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

 Sun. June 1:

·A rare theatrical showing of the legendary "Monty Python & the Holy Grail" (and yes, there will be coconuts)

 ·Sigourney Weaver will discuss becoming one of the world’s most iconic – and first female – action stars between a double feature of "Alien" and "Aliens"

Tickets will go on sale April 30. Members of the Hero Complex mailing list have 24-hour access starting April 29.

 

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