The Empire Strikes Back



Century Cinema, Corte Madera Sat, Oct 8, 2016 2:30 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:127 min.
Director:Irvin Kershner
Print Source:LucasFilm


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Experience the indelible magic of George Lucas’ heroic clash of good and evil in all its big-screen, THX-thunder glory as MVFF celebrates this cinematic touchstone with a day-long special screening of the original trilogy to commemorate the final days of the Century Cinema— a theater steeped in Star Wars history and the legend of Lucas. Bring family and friends of all ages to these commemorative screenings of the blockbuster franchise that keeps on giving. Special activities include: • Costume parade! Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and join the Imperial March (preceding Episode IV). • Prizes and giveaways! • Special guests! Stormtroopers! Fun!

Guest in attendance: Ben Burtt (sound designer, editor, voice actor)

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Additional Information

The Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner was hand-picked by George Lucas to direct the first Star Wars sequel based on his ability to deliver revealing insights into human relationships. Having directed films such as Eyes of Laura Mars, The Flim-Flam Man, and The Return of a Man Called Horse, among others, Kershner was considered an unconventional choice at the time to helm a space fantasy, but Lucas wanted a director who could further develop the emotional aspects of the main characters and their relationships with one another.