An all new, feature-length documentary chronicling the controversial making of this festival’s favourite, DARK STAR.
The motion picture début of director John Carpenter (HALLOWEEN, THE THING) and writer Dan O’Bannon (ALIEN, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD) began as a cinematic partnership between two budding artisans; a union that would be tested, time and again, during the process of creating one of the most ambitious student films ever made. The resulting space parody would eventually be the source of a lifelong rift between the two genre giants... and would go on to change the way horror films are made.
Featuring interviews with actor, Brian Narelle (Doolittle), cinematographer, Doug Knapp, art director, Tommy Lee Wallace, visual effects artist, Ron Cobb, visual effects supervisor, Bill Taylor, voice artist, Cookie Knapp, film distributor, Jack Harris, Diane O’Bannon, USC alumni/director Jeff Burr, and the legendary John Carpenter.
It also features the final interview of writer/producer/effects supervisor Dan O’Bannon (who passed away before this documentary was completed).
Join us for the world premiere of the Director’s Extended Version, Daniel Griffith will be on hand for a Q&A session after the screening.