After failing to book Attack of the Clones for an IMAX screening during Star Wars Celebration III, IMAX tapped Gary Wood’s ultra low-budget comedy about two “Star Wars” fans who accidentally kidnap George Lucas. While the movie might seem inappropriate to the venue, those who have seen it understand why it’s a perfect fit. “Saving Star Wars” earned a Best Screenplay nomination and a Best Supporting Actor award at this year’s London Sci-Fi Film Festival. Explaining the little movie’s larger-than-life appeal, festival director Louis Savy said, “The production values may not be 100 percent, but the content is 110 percent.”
For one thing, it features Dave Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Return of the Jedi.” The affable former Dark Lord will make an appearance at the special IMAX engagement. Since “Saving Star Wars” premiered last July, Prowse has attended screenings in ten states and on two continents.