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The Collection: CapeTown Film Fest and Chewbacca Baseball

Collection615x250Here’s a quick dip into The Collection for a few items that end up relating to each other. Let’s look:


First, if you’re in the Los Angeles area this week, you might want to get over to the Egyptian Theater for Entertainment Weekly and American Cinematheque’s CapeTown Film Fest 2013. That’s not Cape Town as in South Africa, it’s Cape as in what superheroes (and arch villians) wear. The schedule includes a bunch of things that you’d want to see, some of which may be sold out already: an Iron Man 3 advance screening, Edgar Wright showing and doing Q&As for Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim, Escape from New York with a Kurt Russell Q&A and Falling Skies season 3 premiere episode with Noah Wyle on hand, Star Trek (the reboot) with Leonard Nimoy, screenings of Coraline (Neil Gaiman and Travis Knight on hand), The Goonies (with Richard Donner), and Twelve Monkeys (with Terry Gilliam), and three screenings of Return of the Jedi on Star Wars Day, Saturday, May 4th. Click here for all the information you need.

And while we’re mentioning Star Wars Day — and you’ll hear more about that later this week, naturally — how about going over to Course of the Force and signing up for the big lightsaber relay from Skywalker Ranch to Comic-Con International, July 9-16? Do it for Make-a-Wish, do it for the Rebel Alliance, do it for whoever you want, but do it.


Wait, one more Star Wars-related thing: In honor of Star Wars Day, minor league baseball’s Toledo Mud Hens (yes, it’s a real team; no, it wasn’t made up for M*A*S*H) will be wearing Chewbacca uniforms that day. They’ll wear them on Sunday, too, and auction them off for Read for Literacy and the Spina Bifida Association of Northwest Ohio in a silent auction; details are here. What say you go nab one of these shirts, then wear it while running in Course of the Force? Yeah, that would work.