The People vs. George Lucas

Director Alexandre O. Philippe
Genre Documentary
Runtime 93 minutes
Supplier Exhibit A Pictures LLC
Festivals/Awards Hot Docs Festival Official Selection 2010
Release Date In theatres on November 18, 2010
DVD/Blu-ray available on September 13, 2011


Revered by some, feared and demonized by others, George Lucas is undoubtly the most talked about and criticized filmmaker in movie history. Why have so many Star Wars fans turned against him to decry the release of the Special Editions and the Prequel Trilogy? Why is George Lucas the constant target of bloggers, critics and self-proclaimed devotees? And why are millions of others staunchly prepared to defend him in the face of innumerable accusations?

The People vs. George Lucas aims to answer these questions, and to impartially deconstruct the cultural legacy of a man whose life, feelings and creative impulses remain largely shrouded in mystery. Paying tribute to the YouTube culture in unprecendented fashion, this groundbreaking documentary film features professional HD footage and amateur homemade videos in equal amounts to craft one of the most original, entertaining, cinematic and widely anticipated portraits in the history of the medium -- the world's first digitally democratic documentary. Chock-full of impassioned interviews, powerful musical performances, never-before-seen polaroids from the original Star Wars continuity script, stop-motion and 3D animation, Super 8 action figure films, puppet rants and many other surprises.

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Cast & Credits

Ahmed Best
Roger Ebert
Neil Gaiman

Press & Articles

“Fans of the 'Star Wars' movies gripe, opine and nitpick about the director” - Los Angeles Times

“'The People vs. George Lucas' -- This Is the Film You're Looking For ” - Huffington Post

“'The People vs. George Lucas' Review” - Examiner

“'The People vs. George Lucas' Review” - Film Journal International

“Hot Docs Doc of the Day: The People Take on George Lucas” - Moviefone

“How the force became a farce” - Box Office Magazine

“‘The People Vs. George Lucas’ Showcases ‘Star Wars’ Geekery, Explores Fan Rift” - The Wall Street Journal

“'The People vs. George Lucas' Is Really a Twisted Love Letter” - Wired

“Fans get a chance to vent in Denver director's film” - Denver Post

“Silverdocs Documentary Festival 2010: 'The People vs. George Lucas'” - PopMatters

“George Lucas documentary: Exploring the love-hate relationship with 'Star Wars' fans” - Entertainment Weekly

“George Lucas, the most hated filmmaker in America ” - Salon

“Force or farce? Film looks at why ‘Star Wars’ fans love to hate Lucas” - New York Post

“Fandom Far, Far Away” - The New York Times

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