Utah Film Circuit


THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS
Date: Thursday, May 31
Time: 7 pm

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe
93 min | 2011 | USA | Not Rated

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, 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?

 
Utah Film Circuit

Utah Film Circuit

Utah Film Circuit is a free monthly independent, foreign and documentary screening program held throughout Utah by the Utah Film Center. Screenings at the Library’s Viridian Event Center take place the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.