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My student film was basically Star Wars Episode I, recorded from television and cut down to only the best parts — those featuring Jar Jar Binks’ luscious, luscious lips. I screened it for the first and only time on George Lucas’s lawn, projected on a soiled bedsheet. Reviews were extremely mixed, many involving pepper spray and restraining orders.

Students from SAY Sí multidisciplinary arts program, on the other hand, will get a chance to legally debut their film Accessories to Murder Saturday, August 18, at the central campus, 1518 S. Alamo. The film, a 20-minute tale of homicidal housewives written by Marissa Vega and directed by Vega and Carlos Medina, will screen at 7 p.m., followed by behind-the-scenes video and a reception. Admission is free, but donations for the nonprofit arts program will be accepted. Let’s hope that, unlike my premier, this one won’t end with George Lucas releasing attack dogs on the aspiring filmmakers.

Speaking of Lucas, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated film taking place between episodes II and III in the timeline, opens Friday. We don’t have room in the paper for a review, thanks, in part to enlightening columns like S’Nuff Film, but we will have a review up Friday at

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