As of today, Sunday, September 19, the screening of “The People vs. George Lucas” at the Cape Ann Community Cinema has been postponed.
They ARE, however, offering a FREE Star Wars program consisting of various SW-related shorts. If you attend the program, ENJOY!
With Star Wars re-edits, re-issues and even a 3D re-release of the entire saga looming close (February 2012 is the now publicized date), it’s easy to see how ardent fans of George Lucas’ science fiction film world can be a bit frustrated. This Saturday and Sunday at 4:30PM, one of our most favorite indie theaters, the Cape Ann Community Cinema, devotes an afternoon to our love/hate relationship with the man and his movies with a screening of The People vs. George Lucas, the 2010 documentary directed by Alexandre O. Philippe. It apparently was four years in the making and probably helped Philippe rid himself of his own Lucas demons.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
“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?”
Well, we’ll be there this Sunday at the Cape Ann to witness the battle between fans and fearless leader. We’d love the support of some fellow sci-fiers so make the trek to Gloucester and join us — we fans need to stick together! Take a sneak peek at the trailer below … you’ll see what we mean: