Faced with strong demand from a public that is clearly won over to the Star Wars™ universe and its characters’ strong identities, fans of the saga will benefit from an extension to visit the extremely popular Star Wars™ Identities exhibition at La Cité du Cinéma in Paris/Saint-Denis. Originally scheduled to close on June 30th, the exhibition’s closing dates have been extended until October 5, 2014 due to the exhibition’s overwhelming success since it opened in February. Parisians and visitors to the City of Light will be able to dive into the fascinating universe created by George Lucas for the whole summer, and beyond.
Produced by X3 Productions and made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., the exhibition is a sensational event that explores the amazing nature of human identity through the magic of the Star Wars universe and its legendary characters. Luc Besson’s La Cité du Cinéma opened its doors to the public for the first time to host the European premier of STAR WARS Identities in Paris last February.
STAR WARS Identities
In addition to offering an impressive collection of some 200 objects from the LucasCulturalArtsMuseum, STAR WARS Identities is a highly interactive, character-driven adventure into the fascinating subject of human identity, based on the latest scientific research. As they travel through the Star Wars universe, visitors will rediscover their favorite characters in a whole new light. They will also develop a better understanding of their own complex identity. And through the magic of cutting-edge multimedia, they will be able to create their very own Star Wars character by combining elements of their own identity with those of their favourite fictional characters. They can later share these unique identities with friends and family via social media.
“Since Star Wars takes place in a fantasy world, the characters need to be identifiable so that the audience can connect to them. These larger-than-life characters come complete with friends, enemies, values, and beliefs. This exhibition examines how the Star Wars characters are like us, what we may have in common, and what makes up our individual identities.”- George Lucas, creator of Star Wars
A scientifically solid exhibition
STAR WARS Identities has divided its study of human identity into three major themes, each presented in a separate zone within the exhibition: the characters’ origins, the influences that shaped them, and the personal choices that altered their lives. Within these three themes, ten components of human identity are explored. These components include species, origins, parents, culture, mentors, friends, occupation, marking events, personality and values. Science-based video clips explain how each component influences our identity. The exhibition’s scientific content was developed with an advisory committee composed of experts from a variety of scientific fields including psychology, neuropsychology and genetics.
Information and box office
Tickets are on sale now, it is strongly recommended to reserve in
advance. For complete schedule and box office information, visit www.ticketnet.fr
To know more about the exhibition, go to www.starwarsidentities.com
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