"May The Fan Film Be With You will discuss and screen some of the best Star Wars fan films ever made. Lecturer Clive Young will present these unusual, underground films, which range from comedy to drama, and are often just as impressive as the original Star Wars films. Most people have only seen fan films on the internet, but this program presents them the way they were meant to be seen--in full-quality on a big screen. Films to be shown include: Hardware Wars; Troops; Slient But Deadly; George Lucas In Love; Duality; Pink Five; The Injured Stormtrooper and many more.
Besides showing movies, the program will discuss the history of the growing fan film movement and explore what compels filmmakers to invest so much effort into their personal visions of the Star Wars mythology. All material screened will be appropriate for the whole family, but the discussion will be aimed primarily at adults and young adults. The program is expected to run about two hours.
MAY THE FAN FILM BE WITH YOU Wednesday, July 25, 7PM - 9PM Southold Public Library, 53705 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-2077
Host: Clive Young is the author of Homemade Hollywood: The Fan Film Phenomenon, forthcoming from Continuum in 2008. The book traces the history of fan films, from the 1920s to today, while exploring different aspects of these amateur productions, from their rich history, to their sociological impact, to their implications for Big Media today. He has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times and Long Island Voice on fan film culture, having run "Mos Eisley Multiplex," the first website devoted to Star Wars fan films, from 1998-2000. During that time, USA Today named it a “Hot Site of the Day.” He is also the author of Crank It Up [Backbeat Books, 2004], which interviews 75 of the world's greatest rock concert roadies. More information on Young, the program and the book can be found at his website, www.cliveyoung.com.
For further program information, contact the Southold Public Library at (631) 765-2077."