CapeTown Film Festival Announces Kurt Russell & Escape From New York Special Screening


[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6402:]]EW sent over some info that their inaugural CapeTown Film Festival will have a special guest appearance by Kurt Russell in addition to a screening of Escape From New York.

The CapeTown Film Festival also coincides with the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and a screening of that will be held as well.

See below for more on Kurt Russell, and for the Return of the Jedi screening news head on over here.


Press Release



Film Legend Kurt Russell to Make Rare Appearance for May 3rd Q&A and 
Exclusive Screening of Escape from New York

Six Day Festival to Run April 30th – May 5th in Los Angeles


(NEW YORK, NY) – March 27, 2013 – Entertainment Weekly today announced the coveted Friday night slot for the recently announced EW CapeTown Film Festival (CapeTown ) in Los Angeles. The inaugural film festival, in conjunction with American Cinematheque and sponsored by TNT’s Falling Skies, will bring a new print of John Carpenter’s 1981 futuristic sci-fi cult classic Escape from New York back to the big screen. In a rare on-stage appearance, Kurt Russell will join fans for a 40-minute Q&A with Entertainment Weekly senior writer Geoff Boucher to discuss his role as the gritty, one-eyed Snake Plissken; a role that helped change the course of his career. It also began a feature film partnership between Russell and Carpenter that lead toadditional classic genre feature films that included The Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), andEscape from L.A. (1996).

Escape from New York will be one of the six days of programming and will be accompanied by a special free big-screen preview presentation of the season three premiere of Falling Skies, the TNT sci-fi series that stars Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood and traces the post-invasion struggles of humanity to fight against the invaders — and to fight against extinction. The Friday night program of the Falling Skies preview and Escape from New York screening will begin at 7 p.m with a brief intermission in between the two.

The EW CapeTown Festival will run from Tuesday, April 30th through Sunday, May 5th at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA.  The film fest will offer sci-fi, super-hero, and fantasy fans the opportunity to see their favorites on the big screen, and hear from the visionaries and biggest stars from the genre who have brought them to life. 

The complete festival line-up with dates, times and ticket sales information will be announced on April 4th and tickets will go on sale April 8th.