THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS
- THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS
- 2010, Alexandre O. Philippe, USA/UK, 93 min.
"One of this year's best [documentaries]. Smart, funny, and often impassioned."
—Elise Nakhnikian, Slant Magazine
It's a classic love-hate story, with passionate infatuation morphing into equally passionate wrath. This fascinating documentary focuses on the intense relationship between George Lucas and his fans, whose budding imaginations were nourished by the first Star Wars trilogy and then bruised by a series of crushing disappointments and perceived betrayals that include the Star Wars Christmas Special, the peremptory reediting of the original trilogy, the highly anticipated 1997 reboot ("No way it could suck..."), and the last straw, Jar-Jar Binks. Neil Gaiman, Francis Coppola, David (Darth Vader) Prowse, and many others weigh in on the Lucas Question, which raises larger issues of ownership and entitlement in an increasingly participatory culture. In English and French with English subtitles. HDCAM video. (MR)
Producer Kerry Deignan Roy will be present for audience discussion on Saturday.