PAGE HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST ONE-TIME SCREENING OF NAVAJO-LANGUAGE STAR WARS™
Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to be shown Tuesday, NOVEMBER 19, 2013, 6pm-8pm
The much-awaited Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope dubbed in the Navajo language will soon be hitting the road to screen in select cities across the country. So far, this version of the movie has only been shown on or near the Navajo Nation. The excitement over the initial release this past summer has carried across the country. Many groups, not just Native American audiences, have expressed interest in seeing this iconic film with a new twist. The Navajo Nation Museum took the lead on this venture coordinating and fundraising until the movie was finished. In the end, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and Deluxe joined the effort to help audiences experience the film in the Navajo language. The majority of funding came from within the Navajo Nation itself as the Parks and Recreation Department stepped up to the plate as the premiere sponsor. All of the recording was done locally at Native-owned Knifewing Studios in Gallup, NM.
Locations were chosen primarily on the basis of their Native American population. As part of the arrangement with Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, all screenings will be free; however, certain venues may require an RSVP. Please check with the local venues listed for details about screening requirements.
Page, AZ Tuesday November 19 Page High School Auditorium, 6pm-8pm
Monument Valley, UT December 13 Monument Valley High School, UT Auditorium
Please visit navajonationmusem.com or the Navajo Nation Museum Facebook page for the most up to date information, or call the Navajo Nation Museum at 928.871.7941.
MEDIA CONTACT for show on 11/19/13:
Shannon Secody , Page High School 928-608-4138
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