Star Wars fever is beginning to spread across the globe, so now is the perfect time to release Star Wars documentary Elstree 1976. The film is an off-beat look at the making of George Lucas’ epic sci-fi movie. This is one for hardcore fans – not the casual viewer.
In 1976, during the hottest summer on record, Star Wars was filmed in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become, many couldn’t even remember the title. Yet, for the extras and actors in smaller roles, their faces hidden in masks and helmets, this seemingly insignificant job would go on to colour their lives even four decades later. ELSTREE 1976 is their story.