7th — 10th June 2018

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Solo: A Star Wars Story – Talk & Screening

  • Laura Dishington
  • Andrew Booth


The Electric


Sat 9th June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

We’re delighted to present this very special screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story with an introduction from Andrew Booth (Creative Director BLIND Ltd) and Laura Dishington (Lead Designer on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Blade Runner 2049) who collaborated on the film.

The world of Star Wars has a timeless design quality specific to itself and is a language built on the history of artists such as Ralph McQuarrie, Joe Johnston and Harry Lange mixed with George Lucas’ cinematic influences.

With this talk Laura and Andrew will take you on a journey through the creation of the graphic design in the Star Wars universe, and how practical effects complement and enhance the production design to such stunning effect.

The film officially releases 25th May, but you’ll want to save your screening until BDF to hear the story of how collaboration through design can create a captivating tangible universe.

Note: Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstance Laura can no longer make this event. However you’re still in for a treat from Andrew.


Laura Dishington

Lead Designer Star Wars, Blade Runner 2049

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Lead Designer Star Wars, Blade Runner 2049

Laura studied at Middlesex & Exeter Universities and entered the film industry in 1996, first working at The Printed Word prop house and was then taken on as an art dept runner on Sliding Doors.

She used her specialisation in computer imagery, which was at that time in its infancy, to forge a career as a graphics designer within the art dept.

Over the years, Laura has been fortunate enough to work on some great movies such as Munich, Hugo, Star Wars and Blade Runner 2049.

Andrew Booth

Creative Director BLIND

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Creative Director BLIND

Andrew Booth is a creative director known for his work in the film industry. Booth’s agency, BLIND LTD, has overseen the design and animation of on-screen technology for some of the industry’s most successful films, including The Dark Knight, Skyfall, The Force Awakens, and more recently, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

BLIND’s work is at the intersection of art and technology. Andrew and his team design the increasingly prevalent user interfaces, holograms and tactical displays in feature films reflecting the expanding human-computer interaction in our everyday lives.

Prior to forming BLIND Andrew studied 3D design at Loughborough College of Art and Design. He is married to textile designer Isabel Dodd and they have six children.


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Images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story courtesy of Lucasfilm.

The Electric

47-49 Station St
Birmingham, B5 4DY United Kingdom

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The Electric, in the Southside district of Birmingham, is the UK’s oldest working cinema. It has two digital screens and shows a mixture of the latest quality mainstream, independent, foreign and classic films.

A fantastic venue in the heart of the city, opposite New Street station, The Electric creates the perfect atmosphere for film viewing. Drinks and snacks are available to enjoy – including their very own, locally brewed, Electric Ale. For anyone wanting an even more comfortable seat, sofas are available which include a waiter service.

A note on disabled access: Disabled access is only to Screen 1, including ground floor disabled facilities, but unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to Screen 2. If you are a wheelchair user and require a ramp to be put out on the front steps, please let the cinema know in advance. For information on booking disabled access seats, please contact The Electric direct via email on info@theelectric.co.uk

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