A Disturbance in the Force

MKE Film Festival


Expected to attend Q&A Following 5/4 7:15 PM Screening: Steve Kozak (director, producer), Kyle Newman (producer)

In 1978, CBS aired the two-hour "Star Wars Holiday Special" to an audience of 13 million people. It never re-aired and is considered one of the worst shows ever to air. George Lucas has said, "If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy ... and smash it." A cavalcade of STAR WARS players and historians tell the bizarre history of the special that almost ended the galaxy far, far away.

"When it isn’t poking fun at moments of iconic trash, it offers an insightful exploration of the production and context of the special." - Hollywood Reporter

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About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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