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'Star Wars Identities' exhibit set for Montreal in April

A vast and exclusive collection of close to 200 objects from the Lucasfilm Archives, including props, models, costumes, and artwork from the Star Wars films will be showcased at the Montreal Science Centre for five months beginning April 19, 2012. The special exhibit, called “Star Wars Identities,” focuses on the personal journeys of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, and fans will develop a better understanding of what makes the characters of Star Wars who they are. The exhibition will be divided into three major themes: the origins of the characters, the influences that shape them, and the choices they make during their life.

“This exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the beloved characters of Star Wars,” said Jacques-André Dupont, executive producer of X3 Productions, in a release. “We get a deeper understanding of their identities, and, at the same time, we get a deeper understanding of our own. The collection, the interactive components, and the scientific content work hand in hand here to create a seamless and exciting experience for our visitors. It’s a character-driven adventure into identity.”

The Star Wars exhibit – which will feature Anakin’s life-sized pod-racer, among other artifacts from the trilogies – moves to Edmonton on Oct. 27, 2012. Watch the trailer below:

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