The film isnt just about Lucas-bashing, though; it examines how Star Wars became a global phenomenon and a licensing power-house. It turns the camera not just on Lucas and what he did to the trilogy when he released the prequels, but on the fans whose childhoods were supposedly destroyed by them. It's filled with commentary from bloggers, critics, filmmakers and fans; by the end, youre likely to walk away with the same mixed emotions you walked in with, but theyll be a bit more defined.
The People vs. George Lucas screens today through June 23 at the Denver FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue; tickets are $9.75. For more information and a list of showtimes, visit www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456.
June 17-23, 2011