LA Times Announces Hero Complex Film Festival Schedule

The LA Times’ Hero Complex Film Festival just announced the schedule for its third annual iteration at the Downtown Regal Cinemas at L.A. LIVE. The festivities kick off May 18 with a screening of Dawn of the Dead. Director Zack Snyder will be there for a zombietastic night with Walking Dead writer/creator Robert Kirkman.

The festival will close May 21 with a night with comic book legend Stan Lee. Other highlights include a screening of A Clockwork Orange followed by a discussion with Malcolm McDowell. There will also be Robocop.

Full schedule after the jump.

  • “Dawn of the Dead” Fri. May 18 director Zack Snyder will discuss reimagining the terrifying classic for a 21st century audience with Robert Kirkman, the creator and writer of Skybound/Image Comics’ “The Walking Dead” and many other titles
  • “Shaun of the Dead” Fri. May 18 co-writer and director Edgar Wright will talk about creating the acclaimed British horror-comedy
  • “RoboCop” Sat. May 19 star Peter Weller will chat about mixing science fiction, action and satire to create an enduring (and very durable) icon; the Festival will screen a new, digitally-remastered version of the film
  • “A Clockwork Orange” Sat. May 19 – Malcolm McDowell, Alex from Stanley Kubrick’s ultraviolent portrait of a dystopian future, will reminisce about the making of a cultural touchstone
  • “SUPER” Sat. May 19 the subversive dark comedy will bring star Rainn Wilson away from his “Office” job to chat about infusing comic book antics with hipster irony
  • “WALL-E” Sun. May 20 children of all ages will again be enthralled during a matinee screening and discussion with writer/director and two-time Oscar®-winner Andrew Stanton; footage from Pixar’s upcoming “Brave” will also be shown
  • “Serenity” Sun. May 20 – Nathan Fillion, Mal Reynolds himself, will talk about the conclusion (or not) of the “Firefly” saga and being an indelible part of the Whedon-verse
  • “An Evening with Stan Lee” Mon. May 21 Stan Lee, comic book legend and Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, will discuss the inception and future of the superhero era in film; movie screening to be announced