Richard hosted a screening of Academy Award winner Roger Christian’s “lost” movie “Black Angel” at the Royal Theatre in Toronto in May, 2014. They discussed the film, the creation of R2D2 and the light sabres and Roger’s intimate connection with the “Star Wars” universe.
Check out the film at iTunes. Here’s some info: The mythological drama follows a Knight returning from the wars to find his land destroyed and his family dead from a great sickness. Returning to the wars with nothing to live for, he falls into a river and is dragged down by the weight of his armour. At the last breath, he manages to pull off his armoured helmet. Swimming to the surface he ascends into a strange land where he meets a maiden bound to the Black Angel. He vows to save her and fulfil his Knights quest to rescue a maiden. In a fight to the death he confronts the Black Angel, a mysterious figure, an angel of death. Especially commissioned by George Lucas to accompany STAR WARS; THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK on its world release wherever a short film was programmed. The 25min medieval fantasy was written and directed by Roger Christian.
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Richard will host a screening of the lost fantasy epic “Black Angel” with Academy Award winner Roger Christian at The Royal Theatre (608 College Street) in Toronto on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 7 pm.
From the royal.to: AT LAST! THE LOST FANTASY EPIC THAT ONCE PRECEDED THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!
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Sir Maddox, a medieval knight, returns from the Crusades to find his home rife with sickness and his family gone. As he journeys through this mystical realm he encounters a mysterious and beautiful maiden, who appears to him as he is drowning. Sir Maddox learns that the maiden is being held prisoner by a black knight and in order to free her must confront her captor, the Black Angel.
Black Angel was a 1980 short film that was shown before the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in certain locales. It was the directorial debut of Star Wars art director Roger Christian and was thought to be lost until the film was rediscovered in December 2011. Witness the return of this extraordinary fantasy film to the big screen, in the company of its director and on a newly minted and restored digital print!
Runtime: 25 min + Q&A moderated by Richard Crouse with autographs, meet & greet to follow.
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