Tonight the triple fortnight concludes with 1983’s Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi
As an epic battle for the fate of the galaxy approaches, the Empire quickly finishes construction on another Death Star battle station, and the Emperor himself soon arrives to personally oversee the operation. Rescuing Han Solo from his captor Jabba the Hutt, Princess Leia helps organize the Rebel attack and Luke Skywalker prepares for final confrontation with Darth Vader to prove himself a Jedi and perhaps bring out the good within his father’s soul.
This is the film which (SPOILER ALERT) Boba Fett dies. It is also the movie in which Carrie Fisher had to wear a gold bikini.
The cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness (in cameos), Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, David Prowse, Ian McDiarmid, and the voice of James Earl Jones.
Directed by Richard Marquand (selected by George Lucas), the film was nominated for four Oscars: Music (John Williams third nomination for the trilogy), Sound Effects, Sound, and Art Direction. As had the first two films in the triad, it received a Special Oscar for Visual Effects.
The screening starts tonight, August 15, at 7pm. Admission is $5.00.