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Darth Waiter


Community members working together to make a little boy's dream come true have produced a film worthy of a few accolades.

This is the story of 12-year-old Mitch Kohler and his dream to be in a Star Wars movie. Sponsored by the Idaho chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mitch and a large group of volunteers spent eight months writing, producing and filming a Star Wars spoof called Star Waiters.

The final 35-minute film stars Mitch as Luke PieWalker, who alongside Pretzel Leia, avenges the loss of his family's temporary tattoo parlor by taking on the evil Darth Waiter. Academy Award-winning producer Ben Shedd (The Flight of the Gossamer Condor), students from Riverstone International School and Rolling Hills Charter School, and community members all pitched in to make Mitch's dream a reality. More than 700 people showed up to the red carpet premiere at the Egyptian Theatre to watch the film in May 2009.

Those who missed the film the first time have a second opportunity to see it at the Ada Community Library on Saturday, June 12. Shedd and actors in the film will be present.

Last October, Mitch's wish won the Infinite Wish Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, which recognizes one wish fulfilled by a chapter that fostered high levels of community involvement.

Saturday, June 12, 1:30-3 p.m., FREE, Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, 208-362-0181,