Reviewing Elstree 1976

Elstree 1976

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.” Film School Rejects said, “Hardcore ‘Star Wars’ fans looking for insight into the making of the film will find tidbits here, but the film has bigger concerns.