New Documentary Explores the Star Wars Holiday Special

Fans may debate about the Star Wars prequels or the Disney-era sequels, but if there’s one thing all Star Wars fans can agree on, it’s that the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special was an unmitigated disaster. The infamous special was never officially released (although it’s available online) and there have been many reaction videos made (including our own Jeff Heller and his son, Harrison).

Well, the new documentary A Disturbance in the Force will explore excactly how the thing ever got made. The film features  interviews from the likes of Kevin Smith, Seth Green, Donny Osmond and the late Gilbert Gottfried.

A DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE will premiere at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX on March 11th.