Elstree 1976 is a 2015 documentary film about the making of the original Star Wars film and the legacy that it left behind.
The film was successfully funded via Kickstarter, grossing £42,191. The first trailer was released on 29 October 2015. It played at the BFI London Film Festival The premiere was attended by 400 people. The film received mixed reviews. Screen Daily said, “While the quirky outcome falls short of that ambition, it offers a slice of enjoyable nostalgia, capturing a sense of life as silly, surprising, regretful and all too fleeting.” The Hollywood Reporter said, “for anyone expecting a definitive behind-the-scenes film about the making of Star Wars, this is not the documentary you have been looking for.” The Village Voice said, “The most interesting part of Elstree 1976 comes when these actors express ambivalence about their odd celebrity.” Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 83% of critics gave the film a positive review, based on 18 reviews with an average score of 6.3/10.