BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary
The People vs George Lucas

The People vs George Lucas

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The People vs George Lucas
Storbritannia / USA / 2010 / 97 min
DIRECTOR:
Alexandre O. Philippe
Who does he think he is?

With STAR WARS George Lucas created something bigger than himself. So much bigger, in fact, that thousands of fans all over the world think their vision of the Star Wars universe is more valid than that of its creator. THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS takes a look at what happens when a piece of fiction transcends its originator. Through a series of interviews and clever narrative devices, this original documentary portrays the highly complex relationship between George Lucas and the fans of his work.

 

Alexandre O. Philippe

Alexandre O. Philippe is born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. He has directed several narrative and documentary shorts, including LEFT (2006), THE SPOT (2008) and INSIDE (2009), which screened at over 70 international film festivals, and won a slew of awards. Philippe is Creative Director and Co-Owner of Denver- based Cinema Vertige. He is currently working on different projects, including a feature Western, and several short and feature documentaries. THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS is his third feature documentary.