Ahead of its world premiere at SXSW next Saturday, a trailer has been released for the documentary. A disturbance in the Force.

Written and directed by Jeremy Coon and Steve Kozak, the documentary chronicles the making and broadcast of the famous 1978 film The Star Wars Holiday Special and features interviews with Seth Green, Weird Al Yankovic, Paul Scheer, Taran Killam, Donny Osmond, Gilbert Gottfried, Bonnie Burton, Bruce Vilanch and Steve Binder. Watch the trailer below…

In 1977, “Star Wars” became a cultural phenomenon that single-handedly revitalized a stagnant film industry and forever changed the way movies were sold, made and marketed. Movies would never be the same again.

A year later, neither is television.

In 1978, CBS aired the two-hour “Star Wars Holiday Special” during Thanksgiving week and was watched by 13 million people. It was never rebroadcast.

While some fans of the franchise are aware of this dark secret, these bizarre two hours of television still remain relatively unknown to the general public. Simply put, we’ll tell you how and why the “Holiday Special” was created.

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A Disturbance in the Force will premiere at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival on March 11.