19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022

9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021

The People vs George Lucas

USA, 2010 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2011
In Cinema Globe Cinema:
Wed, Apr 13 9:15 PM


The passion the original Star Wars trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled; but when it comes to George Lucas himself, many have found their ardor has cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship. This hilarious, heartfelt documentary delves deep into Lucas’s cultural legacy, asking all the tough questions. Has Lucas betrayed his masterwork? Should he just have left the original trilogy alone? Is The Phantom Menace so bad it should carry a health warning? Utilizing interviews taken from over 600 hours of footage from around the globe, and peppered with extraordinary Star Wars and Indiana Jones recreations lovingly immortalized in song, needlepoint, Lego, claymation, puppets and paper mâché, above all this film asks the question: who truly owns that galaxy far, far away—the man who created it, or the fans who worship it?

SXSW Film Festival 2010
Hotdocs International Documentary Film Festival 2010
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
Los Angeles Film Festival 2010
Munich International Film Festival 2010

press for The People vs George Lucas

"A hell of a lot of fun"
- Flickfeast
"A perfect portrayal of the often convoluted relationship between the man and his fans"
- 8th-Circuit


Documentary / Sci-Fi

93 Minutes


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