Elstree 1976

Director Jon Spira
Genre Documentary
Runtime 101 minutes
Country of Origin UK
Language English
Supplier FilmRise
Festivals/Awards Official Selection - BFI London Film Festival 2015
Release Date In theatres on May 6, 2016

Synopsis

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.


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Press & Articles

“Behind the scenes on “Star Wars”: The strange but mostly true stories of “Elstree 1976″” - Salon

“Elstree 1976’: The bit players of ‘Star Wars’ strike back” - Chicago Sun Times

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