Newport Film hosts 'A Disturbance in the Force'

Posted 11/29/23

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 …

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Newport Film hosts 'A Disturbance in the Force'

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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 which was watched by 13 million people. It never re-aired and is considered one of the worst shows to ever air on TV. 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. On Thursday, December 7, Pivotal Brewing Company will aim to answer how and why the Holiday Special was made, through a screening of NewportFilm's "A Disturbance in the Force," a documentary on the lost special.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Pivotal Brewing Company, 500 Wood St., Building 111, Bristol

PRICING: $15 per ticket

MORE INFO: To learn more and purchase tickets, click here

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