CapeTown Los Angeles Film Festival Lineup Includes RETURN OF THE JEDI, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

     April 5, 2013

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Entertainment Weekly has announced the complete lineup for the upcoming EW CapeTown Film Festival, and it’s chock-full of great films and exciting guests.  Screenings include Shaun of the Dead, The Thing, Escape from New York, The Goonies, Twelve Monkeys, and Star Trek (2009), with a special “May the 4th Be With You” all-day marathon of Return of the Jedi.  More excitingly, though, is the fact that Edgar Wright, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Richard Donner, Neil Gaiman, Terry Gilliam, Leonard Nemoy, and more will be onhand to introduce and discuss the various films.

Hit the jump to check out the full lineup, which also includes a special announcement that’s coming soon.  EW CapeTown Film Festival will run in Los Angeles from April 30th – May 6th.

Tickets go on sale April 8th and can be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre box office (6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028), on www.fandango.com (theatre zip code 90028) or by calling 1-800-FANDANGO (Egyptian Theatre code: 2206).  A limited number of tickets will also be available during a special April 6 presale at the Egyptian Theatre box office for EW subscribers. Tickets will be sold only between noon and 5 p.m. to EW subscribers who bring 1) their photo I.D. and 2) a recent issue of EW with a subscription label on the cover that matches their I.D. The presale is also for American Cinematheque members with photo I.D.

capetown-coverHere’s the complete lineup for the CapeTown Film Festival:

Tuesday, April 30

Special Announcement Coming Soon!

Wednesday, May 1

7:30pm            Shaun of the Dead

Special guest: Edgar Wright

Thursday, May 2

7:30pm           The Thing

Special guest: John Carpenter

Friday, May 3

7pm                 Escape from New York

Special guest: Kurt Russell

Bonus! Advance Screening of TNT’s Falling Skies Season 3 Premiere (show premieres June 9th)

Special guest: Noah Wyle

Saturday, May 4

“May the 4th Be With You” Celebration

10am              Return of the Jedi – INVITATION ONLY

2pm              Return of the Jedi

6pm              Return of the Jedi

10pm              Return of the Jedi

Sunday, May 5

10am               Despicable Me

1pm                 Coraline

Special guests: Neil Gaiman and Travis Knight

4pm                 The Goonies

Special guest: Richard Donner

8pm                 Twelve Monkeys

Special guest: Terry Gilliam

The evening with Terry Gilliam is co-presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles.

Monday, May 6

7:30pm            Star Trek (2009)

Special guest: Leonard Nimoy

 

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