May The Film Crew Be With You: Docs About Star Wars

elstree-1976-imageThe Star Wars film franchise has been an influential cultural force ever since the first film came out in 1977. Check out these documentaries about various aspects of the franchise and its effect on generations of fans.

Elstree 1976 DVD coverElstree 1976” (2016)

In 1976, during the hottest summer on record, “Star Wars” was shot in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become, and many couldn’t even remember the title. Yet, for actors in smaller roles, this job would go on to color their lives, even four decades later.

The People vs George Lucas DVD coverThe People Vs. George Lucas” (2011)

They gave him their love, their money and their online parodies. He gave them the prequels. When it comes to George Lucas himself, many fans have found their ardor has cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship. This hilarious, heartfelt documentary delves deep into Lucas’ cultural legacy.

Jedi Junkies DVD coverJedi Junkies” (2013)

This film is a one-of-a-kind feature film about the world’s most dedicated “Star Wars” fans. From light saber-wielding martial artists to a filmmaker who built the world’s only life-size Millennium Falcon, the film offers viewers a rare glimpse into extreme fans’ personal and professional self-expression.