DocEdge 2011: The People vs. George Lucas

The People vs. George Lucas USA / UK | 2010 | Dir. Alexandre O. Phillipe | English | 93 mins. A would-be thesis on the cult of Star Wars, Alexandre O. Phillipe’s 93-minute exploration of the boundaries of fandom feels, for its first half hour, like an extended trailer—but, happily, it eventually congeals into something like an actual film. The documentary is mix of interviews—both … Continue reading DocEdge 2011: The People vs. George Lucas

DocEdge 2011: American Radical: the Trials of Norman Finkelstein

American Radical: the Trials of Norman Finkelstein USA | 2009 | Dir. David Ridgen & Nicolas Rossier | English & Hebrew | 84 mins. Norman Finkelstein is an American academic who has published seven books, held teaching positions and been awarded professorships at numerous universities (including NYU and Rutgers University), and given lectures in the US and around the world. He’s also a strident polemicist … Continue reading DocEdge 2011: American Radical: the Trials of Norman Finkelstein