Sunday, March 3, 2024



“A DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE” rockets its way to SXSW on March 11th.  How lame is that?  Do I even need to ask?  I wish I was attending SXSW to watch this documentary on the best Star Wars creation that shouldn’t exist but does.  I am very grateful that I lived through the era of 70’s variety shows.  If only they could still exist today.  

SXSW Screening Schedule

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
March 11 @ 8:45pm

ZACH Theatre
March 14 @ 11:00am

AFS Cinema
March 15 @ 6:00pm
SXSW Film Page:
Directed by: Jeremy Coon, Steve Kozak
Written by: Jeremy Coon, Steve Kozak
Producers: Jeremy Coon, Steve Kozak, Kyle Newman
Starring: Seth Green, Weird Al Yankovic, Paul Scheer, Taran Killam, Donny Osmond, Gilbert Gottfried, Bonnie Burton, Bruce Vilanch, Steve Binder
Synopsis: In 1977, “Star Wars” became a cultural phenomenon that single-handedly revitalized a stagnant film industry, and forever changed how films were sold, made, and marketed. Movies would never be the same again.
A year later, neither would television.
In 1978, CBS aired the two-hour “Star Wars Holiday Special” during the week of Thanksgiving and was watched by 13 million people. It never re-aired.
While some fans of the franchise are aware of this dark secret, this bizarre two hours of television still remains relatively unknown among the general public. Simply put, we will answer how and why did the “Holiday Special” get made.
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinne
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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