George Lucas & Robert Redford's Hour and a Half Sundance Panel
by Ethan Anderton
February 11, 2015
If you missed all our coverage from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, you can still check out everything right here, from our reviews to our favorites of the fest. Considering there were so many films bought from the indie showcase, you'll be able to see many of the films we saw as the year progresses. But while you wait, you can experience at least one part of the film festival experience right now: an in-depth discussion about independent cinema with festival founder Robert Redford and indie filmmaker turned blockbuster giant George Lucas. They talk about the state of Hollywood, a little bit about Star Wars and more. Watch now!
Check out all our coverage from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival right here.
One of the more provocative and eye-rolling points that Lucas makes during the panel is, "A lot of movies you see today are circus movies. Let’s see how much blood comes out when he splats. It's now gotten to be more and more circus than substance.” That's rich coming from the guy who made the Star Wars prequels which lacked substance entirely, but he adds, "I get blamed for a lot of that. If you go into Star Wars and see what’s going on there, there’s a lot more substance than circus.” That may be true of the original Star Wars trilogy, but certainly not of the prequels. For more from Lucas and Redford, watch the whole panel above.