We’re suckers for kids… specifically kids who are as awkward as we were, when we were kids.
Who knows HOW the Arts & Learning Children’s Conservatory in Anaheim, CA got the blessing from LucasFilm to mount a Star Wars musical, but they did it. And that gives us an 11 year old Wookie, with two left feet and a changing voice.
Let us be clear: This is no Spellbound. There are many moments that you’ll find yourself wishing they’d have unpacked. Even so, this little doc will melt your insides by combining some beloved themes – puberty, community theatre, and Star Wars.
With a median age of 10, and some major set-backs (their director becomes unavailable, their lead breaks an ankle) these kids try to pull off an epic musical version of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.