Heart of an Empire
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Heart of an Empire
Filmmaker Joy Thompson takes a look at the global network of Star Wars fans who have adopted the moniker of the 501st and who don elaborate Stormtrooper costumes in order to express enthusiasm for the long-running sci-fi saga in this documentary entry into the 2007 Newport Beach Film Festival.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Heart of an Empire, as mawkish as it might sound, is a sweetly clear blue sky piece of filmmaking, and encapsulates a rare breath of gee-whiz, irony-and-politic-free perspective that could do the world some good."
‑ Brian Orndorf, eFilmCritic.com
"Heart of an Empire is a funny and touching love letter to a group of men and women far more complex than they initially appear."
‑ Jim Hemphill, Reel.com
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