Screens Daily May 20 - 26! Showtimes below.
Think you know everything there is to know about Star Wars? Wait ’til you hear all the stories from the mouths of the extras…
ELSTREE 1976 explores the lives of the actors and extras behind one of the most celebrated franchises in cinematic history, which spans from George Lucas’ original A NEW HOPE to J.J. Abrams’ recent record-breaking blockbuster THE FORCE AWAKENS. From the man behind film’s most iconic villain, to the actor whose character was completely cut from the final film, the documentary delves into the eccentric community these individuals have formed, and how the Star Wars franchise continues to impact their lives decades later.
Friday, May 20 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 21 – 1:30pm ($7 matinee), 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 22 – 1:30pm ($7 matinee), 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Monday, May 23 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 24 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 25 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Thursday, May 26 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm
“A sweet, quietly funny, fascinating and contemplative study of 10 character actors and extras, none of whom had any idea back in the 1970s they’d forever be defined by the one or two days they spent on the set of a sci-fi movie.” – Chicago Sun-Times
“Given what a multibillion-dollar behemoth the Star Wars universe has become, it’s fascinating to discover that a long time ago in a studio sound stage far, far away, no one took it very seriously at all.” – Los Angeles Times
“In telling a small story of bit players, the director, Jon Spira, captures a more universal picture of the droplets of fame created by a pop-culture tidal wave.” – New York Times