Sculptor John Powers published "Star Wars: A New Heap," his magnum opus on the uncanny relationship between the groundbreaking sci-fi film and minimalist art and architecture, in issue 4. Now, he has turned the essay into a film, which he will be screening next Thursday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m., at the Philoctetes Center in Manhattan. (Click here to view an excerpt from the film.)

The 45-minute screening, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a conversation with Powers and the composer R. Luke Dubois, whose score for the film combines the harmonies and melodies of John Williams's original orchestral soundtrack with the rhythms of Philip Glass's minimalist compositions of the 1970s. Triple Canopy senior editor Colby Chamberlain will moderate.