Star Wars Documentary to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival
The mystery behind the magic of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be revealed.
The feature-length Star Wars documentary “Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey,” will premiere on March 14 at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival (South by Southwest) in Austin, Texas. The film, which is included in the DVD package, offers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the most successful box office hits of all time.
‘Cinematic Journey’: ‘The Force Awakens’ Special Effects Team to Conduct Q&A at SXSW
“The Force Awakens” visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett, sound editor Matthew Wood and co-producer Michelle Rejwan will participate in a Q&A at the event.
Director J.J. Abrams‘ film earned more than $926 million domestic in its Dec. 28 release and $2.05 billion worldwide.
The digital HD and DVD release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will also feature exclusive behind-the-scenes moments from the hit film along with the “Secrets” documentary and bonus material.
The repacking of the hit sequel will be available for home viewing early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5. Other bells and whistles include:
· Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
· The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.
· Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
· Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.
· Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
· John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
· ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
· Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.
Disney recently announced that it has pushed the release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release on May 26, 2017, to Dec. 15, 2017.