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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:06 pm

Thirty-six years after the movie-going world met Luke Skywalker, it’s going to get to hear him speak in one of Arizona’s native languages: Diné.

“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” — dubbed in the Navajo language — will screen at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in the Heard Museum’s Steele Auditorium.

So far, this new version of the 1977 movie has only been shown on or near the Navajo Nation. It’s now on a tour of select cities.

The Navajo Nation Museum took the lead on the film, according to a release from the Heard Museum. In the end, it says, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox and Deluxe joined the effort to help audiences experience “Star Wars” in Navajo.

All of the recording was done with Diné-speaking actors at the Native American-owned Knifewing Studios in Gallup, N.M.

The screening is free; however, due to limited seating in the auditorium, reservations are required. Reserve up to four seats by emailing or calling (602) 251-0218.

Heard Museum is at 2301 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix.

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