The Force Among Us Screening On Wednesday, May 30th
Posted By Mike on May 28, 2007
From friend of TFN, John Tenuto:
"Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of “Star Wars” on May 30th at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. A new documentary film about Star Wars fans called “The Force Among Us” will have its North Suburban premier at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, located on the Grayslake Campus. The documentary presents a positive look at Star Wars fans, from the United States to Norway, challenging common stereotypes by presenting the diversity of Star Wars fan experiences.
Some of the film’s scenes were filmed at the college and the film includes interviews with Dan Madsen and Dustin Roberts.
The documentary will be followed by a conversation with brother and sister filmmakers Cris and Cortney Macht, who were guests at Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration 4 and will be guests at Celebration Europe. There will also be a raffle of Star Wars items with all proceeds donated to the charity Reach Out and Read (www.reachoutandread.org) Items include Hasbro toys and a softcover "Making of Star Wars" book. There will also be autographed items. All items donated by Dreamland Comics of Libertyville, Illinois and Federation Toys. Winners must be present.
The film showing is free, but free tickets are available to guarantee a seat if the event does sell out. Tickets are available at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts Box Office, or they can be mailed for a small shipping and handling fee by visiting the JLC website http://jlcenter.clcillinois.edu/index.asp or calling the Box Office at (847) 543-2300. The tickets are listed as “Star Wars Fan Documentary” on the community interest page. This event is sponsored by the Social Sciences Division. For more information about the documentary, “The Force Among Us,” visit the film's web site www.theforceamongus.com. For more information about the event, email sociology professor John Tenuto at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 543-2537."