Joshua Sikora Interviewed for Upcoming Star Wars Documentary
Cinema & New Media Arts | On Jul 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 Lucas’ Star Wars saga. Drawing from research conducted for HBU’s recent class on George Lucas, Sikora shared a number of insights into the cinematic and mythological foundations at work in the Star Wars prequels. The interview, conducted by director Bradley Weatherholt, was filmed at the legendary Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas.
In 2014, Sikora taught a CNMA course focused on the cinematic work of George Lucas. Many of his students’ essays from the class can be read here on our site and Sikora’s own analysis can be explored at lucascinema.com.
The Ministry of Cinema is a small, indie studio based in Austin, TX that is dedicated to producing high quality projects on a shoestring budget. They recently finished two web series on the history of film called Film Genres and Hollywood and The Timeline of World Cinema. Slated for release this winter, The Prequels Strike Back will feature interviews with a variety of critics, theorists, and fans.