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"
·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.