They gave him their love, their money and their online parodies. He gave them...the prequels. 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. Utilizing interviews taken from over 600 hours of footage, and peppered with extraordinary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES re-creations lovingly immortalized in song, needlepoint, Lego, claymation, puppets and papier-mâché, above all this film asks the question: who truly owns that galaxy far, far away?
Jon Barger,Roger Ebert
Compiled from celebrity interviews and fan submissions, THE PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS is a hilarious work of "digital democracy" as a courtroom debate asks a singular question: who truly owns the world's most famous film franchise -- its creator, or the fans who have embraced it?
Revered by some, feared and demonized by others, George Lucas is undoubtedly the most talked about and criticized filmmaker in movie history.