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Houston Baptist University | April 28, 2017

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Films of Lucas

Documentary Featuring HBU Professor Now Available

September 16, 2016 | A new feature-length documentary has been released, offering a fresh perspective on the polarizing Star Wars prequel trilogy. Joshua Sikora, chair of HBU's Cinema & New Media Arts program, was interviewed for the film and is featured extensively, speaking to the cinematic and mythological foundations of George Lucas' classic sci-fi saga.

New Trailer for Documentary Featuring Joshua Sikora

August 15, 2016 |

Check out the new trailer for The Prequels Strike Back, a documentary about the Star Wars saga produced by Bradley Weatherholt and his team at Ministry of Cinema.

Joshua Sikora, director of Cinema & …

Sikora Interviewed for Documentary

July 19, 2015 |

This weekend, Cinema & New Media Arts program director Joshua Sikora was interviewed for the Ministry of Cinema‘s upcoming film, The Prequels Strike Back — a feature-length documentary exploring the artistry and innovation in George …

Films of Lucas: Redemption of the Father

June 25, 2015 | From Darth Vader’s infamous line “I am your father” to the dynamic interplay of Indiana Jones and Henry Jones Sr., father-son relationships have played an integral part in George Lucas’ most famous films. “Almost all of our films are about fathers and sons,” Lucas once commented, referring also to the works of his longtime friend and collaborator...

Films of Lucas: The Master and the Apprentice

June 20, 2015 | 5 Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most pivotal characters in the entire Star Wars saga. A strong argument exists that Obi-Wan not only plays a critical part in helping Luke reject the Dark Side, but long before that is also influential in pushing Anakin away from the Light. Both Anakin and his son are under Obi-Wan’s training, yet one falls and the other does not...

Films of Lucas: Beyond East Meets West

May 26, 2015 | Star Wars has always revolved around the convergence of disparate cultures, both in the vast and eclectic worlds that the story spans and in the series’ aesthetic and thematic influences. When Star Wars premiered in 1977 it was the best possible version of the East-West crossover film, drawing from the lore and imagery of both classic samurai films and traditional westerns...

Revisiting the Star Wars Prequels

May 19, 2015 | 23 Ten years ago today, the Galactic Republic transformed into the evil Empire, the Jedi Order was destroyed by the Sith, and young Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) was the long-awaited end of George Lucas’ six-film magnum opus. It completed both the prequel trilogy that Lucas began writing in 1994 and the larger story he had been telling since 1977...

Stepping Back: The Key to Star Wars

May 25, 2013 |

“One of the things that I’m doing in these films, to give it a little bit of a reality, is to give the shots a kind of documentary feel, where things float off the shot. I …