Elstree 1976 is a 2015 documentary film about the making of the 1977 film Star Wars and the legacy that is left behind.
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 the 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.
A documentary about ten very different lives connected by having appeared onscreen wearing masks or helmets in Star Wars.
The film was successfully funded via Kickstarter, grossing £42,191.
ELSTREE 1976 – The first trailer was released on 29 October 2015. It played at the BFI London Film Festival. The premiere was attended by 400 people.
The Village Voice said
“The most interesting part of Elstree 1976 comes when these actors express ambivalence about their odd celebrity“
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 81% of critics gave the film a positive rating, based on 27 reviews, with an average score of 6.37/10.
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