Friday, February 23, 2018

'The Director and the Jedi' Documentary to Premiere at SXSW

By: Dominic Jones

The making of The Last Jedi documentary, The Director and the Jedi, will premiere at the South By South West festival on March 12th.  The documentary, which will also be available as part of the home media release of The Last Jedi (the film hits digital the next day on March 13th), follows director Rian Johnson throughout the process of making the latest installment in the Star Wars saga. Johnson tweeted about the documentary, saying, "We had [Anthony Wonke] & his crew on set every day, we were always radio mic’d up. This isn’t talking heads & b-roll, it really gets into process & captures what the shoot felt like."

The Director and the Jedi will be screened at 11:00am at the Paramount Theater on March 12th. The film's official description says,

"An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson's process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe. A fan since childhood, he sets out to make the most powerful Star Wars movie he can. Navigating the mammoth production, the scale of which he’s never directed before, we meet his cast and crew, see their individual challenges in bringing the film together, say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, and explore the significance of Rian’s more surprising decisions. 

The documentary gives you a view of what it really was like to make "The Last Jedi". As the team strive to do their best, what shines through is their passion and how memorable an experience it is for Rian as director."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (along with The Director and the Jedi) will be released digitally on March 13th and then on blu-ray and 4K Ultra on March 27th.

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