It’s not hyperbole to say this evening will change your life, nor would it be an understatement to say that this will be the best night of your life.
Join us in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks for one of the first ever public screenings of Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut, an entirely crowd-sourced, fan-made, shot-for-shot recreation of the original Star Wars film.
In 2009, director Casey Pugh (who gave us his blessing for this screening), put out a call for fans to pick their favorite 15-second scenes from the original Star Wars: A New Hope movie, and re-film them “fan-film style”. Thousands of clips were submitted and ultimately were edited together to completely re-create the film. It was an incredibly ambitious project, and the end result is nothing short of a masterpiece.
“The sheer variety of storytelling modes showcased in Pugh’s cut-rate epic is a show in itself. Star Wars Uncut includes countless examples of live-action “drama” (scare quotes mine), some of it staged on elaborately decorated sets, the rest performed in kitchens, rec rooms, living rooms, basements, and backyards. Some of the actors are surprisingly good; others are merely spirited. The movie also boasts cel animation, flash animation, Claymation, 3-D animation, old- and new-school video-game graphics, stop-motion-animated action figures and Lego characters and paper dolls, masked performers, and sock puppets.” says NYMag.Com (Read their entire write-up where they call Star Wars Uncut the “Greatest Viral Video Ever”)
The film represents the work of over 430 individual directors, is absolutely insane, but quite possibly the coolest thing ever and it even won an Emmy last summer in the interactive media category.
This is your chance to see it on a big screen in a room full of people drinking Schlafly Beer.
Also, there will be some actual movie props on display used during the filming of the actual Star Wars films (sadly they are from the Prequels…but they’re lightsabers, so that is still pretty cool.)
The event is Free and open to the public.