Sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Directed by George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing
Produced by: Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum
When it hit screens 35 years ago, Star Wars burned like the twin suns over Tatooine, searing a new mythology into America’s cultural retina. As part of its own 35th anniversary, MVFF is celebrating this revolutionary cinematic touchstone with a special screening of the Star Wars Special Edition. Come reexperience the indelible magic of George Lucas’ heroic clash of good and evil—unfolding across an ocean of stars—in all its big- screen, THX-thunder glory. Set to John Williams’ legendary score, every scene bubbles with new wonders and fantastical worlds seemingly undreamt until that moment: light sabers and storm troopers, Chewbacca and Darth Vader, the Force and the Death Star, bickering droids and those hair buns! Most of all, from the opening title card to the final brassy, triumphant crescendo, Star Wars is unalloyed fun, a hyperdrive jump to its own inspired and inspiring galaxy.
Film Note Writer: Jeff Campbell