New Documentary Highlights Kids' Attempt to Make Star Wars Musical
· It looks as though the Force is strong with documentary filmmakers Heidi Burkey and Tim Larson. The pair followed students from the Arts & Learning Children's Conservatory in Anaheim, Calif. over the course of a year, during which the kids put on a musical version of The Empire Strikes Back. The film is shot, and thanks to some generous donations through Kickstarter, Burkey and Larson will actually have a chance to finish the thing. Click through to watch the trailer, then stick around for more Buzz Break.
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