This screening is a one-time only event, happening Friday, August 20. See you there!
They gave him their love, their money and their online parodies. He gave them… the prequels.
On Friday, August 20, Wizard Entertainment will bring the Midwest premiere of the acclaimed new documentary THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS exclusively to Chicago Comic Con! A smash hit at the SXSW and L.A. film festivals, THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS is a hilarious and heartfelt documentary that delves deep into the cultural legacy George Lucas and his timeless creations.
We all love STAR WARS… until George Lucas went and ruined it! 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. THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS asks 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? Using interviews taken from over 600 hours of footage, and peppered with extraordinary STAR WARS recreations lovingly immortalized in needlepoint, Lego, claymation and puppets, 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?
Join us in Speaker Room A in the Conference Center of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center at 8:30pm for an exclusive pre-release screening of THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS, joined by director Alexandre Philippe and producer Robert Muratore. This will be Chicago Comic Con's main event on Friday night and will be more than just a movie, but a full-blown night of fun for STAR WARS fans and detractors alike!
George Lucas: The Debate! - We start with an actual debate on the subject "Has George Lucas Lost His Mind?". Two STAR WARS experts will take turns explaining why George Lucas is (or isn't) as good as he used to be. The debate will be judged by PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS director Alexandre Philippe.
George Lucas: The Look-a-Like Contest! - Anyone ever tell you you look like George Lucas? Anyone looking to dress like him? We'll be giving out an amazing prize package of cool stuff to the winner of what may be the first-ever (and probably last) George Lucas Look-a-Like contest. we'll take George Lucas's from every era, with or without glasses and double chins. This is a one-a-kind event that only Wizard Entertainment can - or dares - brings!
THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS: The Movie - Be one of the first people to see this explosive new documentary well before it hits theaters, DVD or VOD. Only at Chicago Comic Con!
This screening is a one-time only event, happening Friday, August 20 in Speaker Room A in the Conference Center of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center at 8:30pm. See you there!
Cost is $10 per ticket in advance and at the door!
Chicago Comic Con runs from August 19-22, 2010 at the Rosemont Convention Center. This major pop-culture convention brings together fans of comics, toys, collectibles and offers a chance to see actors, writers, artists that each industry has to offer.
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