Digital cinema advocates claim new production and editing technologies will democratize filmmaking; Star Wars
fan cinema is the proof. Shooting in garages and basements, rendering F/X on home computers, and ripping music from CDs and MP3 files, they have created new versions of the Star Wars
mythology that stand on their own alongside George Lucas' Hollywood blockbusters. This program, curated by Henry Jenkins, director of Comparative Media at MIT, brings together an eclectic mix of fan-created films that suggest the astonishing range of techniques, themes, and approaches these emerging storytellers have taken. Program length: 90 minutes.
Walker Art Center Calendar, DIG.IT: 'The 'Star Wars' We'd Like to See, October 2001.
event type: Film/Video
location: Walker Art Center
start date: October 27, 2001
credit line: THIS SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM BEST BUY CO. AND NORTHWEST AIRLINES.