Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Friday Oct 11, 2013

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Featuring the movie that started in all, dubbed in Navajo.

KIMO THEATRE TO HOST ONE-TIME SCREENING OF NAVAJO-LANGUAGE STAR WARS™ Seating Limited to 550 Seats Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to be shown October 11th, 2013 Rated: PG 121 min Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher The much-awaited Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope dubbed in the Navajo language will soon be hitting the road to screen in select cities across the country. So far, this version of the movie has only been shown on or near the Navajo Nation. The excitement over the initial release this past summer has carried across the country. Many groups, not just Native American audiences, have expressed interest in seeing this iconic film with a new twist. The Navajo Nation Museum took the lead on this venture coordinating and fundraising until the movie was finished. In the end, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and Deluxe joined the effort to help audiences experience the film in the Navajo language. The majority of funding came from within the Navajo Nation itself as the Parks and Recreation Department stepped up to the plate as the premiere sponsor. All of the recording was done locally at Native-owned Knifewing Studios in Gallup, NM. Locations were chosen primarily on the basis of their Native American population. As part of the arrangement with Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, all screenings will be free; however, certain venues may require an RSVP. Please check with the local venues listed for details about screening requirements. Tempe, AZ Friday or Saturday October 4 , Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ Sunday October 6, The Heard Museum Albuquerque, NM Friday October 11 The KiMo Theatre Salt Lake City, UT Friday October 18 Utah Museum of Natural History Denver, CO Saturday October 19 Denver Film Center Lawrence, KS Friday October 25 Haskell Indian University Norman, OK Sunday October 27 University of Oklahoma Washington, DC Friday November 1 National Museum of the American Indian New York City NY Sunday November 3 National Museum of the American Indian San Francisco, CA Wednesday November 6 American Indian Film Festival Los Angeles, CA Saturday November 9 Red Nations Film Festival Please visit or the Navajo Nation Museum Facebook page for the most up to date information, or call the Navajo Nation Museum at 928.871.7941. MEDIA CONTACT: Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

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Perhaps you heard the rumor that George Lucas had given his approval for an official Navajo language dub of the classic Star Wars: Episode 1—A New Hope. That dub—coordinated by the Navajo Nation Museum and recorded at Knifewing Studios in Gallup—was completed earlier this year. So far the new version has only played on or near Navajo lands. This Friday, Oct. 11, we here in the Duke City will get the opportunity to view it as it premieres at the historic KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque. The film starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. The screening is free, but seating is limited to 550 seats—so plan on getting there early. You already know all the dialogue by heart, so even if you don’t speak Navajo, this should be a real treat for movie fans.

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