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Star Wars Documentary showing in Chicago this Friday

June 9th, 2009 (01:33 pm)

Cross-posted from meetup.com
to Facebook, Livejournal, Blogger and the Windy Citizen


"The Force Among Us" -- Showing at the Gene Siskel Film Center located downtown at 164 North State Street. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $7 for students.

From the website: "On the eve of the Film Center’s tribute to George Lucas, the Chicago-based brother-and-sister filmmaking team of Cristian and Cortney Macht take us deep inside the world of STAR WARS fandom. Sociology profs ponder the phenomenon, Joseph Campbell is name-checked, Christian parallels are explored, the 501st Legion of costumed stormtroopers converges at a convention, and the Machts follow fans on pilgrimages to the original movie locations in Tunisia and Norway. Along the way, they discover that STAR WARS fans are a varied and unstereotyped lot about whom no blanket generalizations can be drawn--except, perhaps, a universal dislike for Jar Jar Binks."

NOTE: This is the Chicago premier! In attendance will be key cast and crew members from the documentary as well the stormtrooper costuming group, the 501st! The film will be followed by a Q+A session with the cast and crew. This is the only scheduled showing.

Not a meetup event yet but might be. Chime in on the message board or email the organizers if you'd like to see a meetup event for this.

Comments

Posted by: le_trombone (le_trombone)
Posted at: June 10th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)

Um... when?

The listing I have for what's playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center doesn't list the movie yet.

Posted by: shireinthecity (chicagofandom)
Posted at: June 10th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)

This was actually an announcement made by the Machts on Facebook and on Meetup. I put more information on my blog, chicagofandom.blogspot.com and they have the trailer on youtube under "the force among us. I think the Siskel Center may just be renting them space.

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