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A Disturbance in the Force Virtual Watch Party

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - June 27 @ 6:00 am

Celebrate the (mostly) halfway to Life Day with the A Disturbance in the Force Virtual Watch Party. Join us Wednesday, June 26th in Meetup Room 1 for the documentary about the making of the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Directed by Jeremy Coon and Steve Kozak, it looks at the production of the special and its perception within the fandom. It includes interviews with cast and crew like Bruce Vilanch, Steve Binder, Bob Mackie, and Miki Herman. Other interviews include Seth Green, Kevin Smith, Paul Scheer, Donny Osmond, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and many more.

The film loosely documents the making of the Holiday Special and looks at how fans have reacted in the forty-plus years since it first aired. Here is the promotional description of the movie:

In 1978, George Lucas was talked into cashing in on the STAR WARS craze by producing a holiday variety TV special. What could possibly go wrong?

ANSWER: Everything…

From the filmmakers behind NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, FANBOYS, and RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE comes A DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE, the documentary about the infamous STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL.

The A Disturbance in the Force Virtual Watch Party begins at 7:30 PM ET (6:30 PM CT, 5:30 PM MT, 4:40 PM PT, 23:30 GMT) with a 30-minute preshow beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

The virtual stream will loop approximately every 2 hours to accommodate as many time zones as possible. The exact runtime is subject to change.

These virtual watch parties are free but exclusive to members of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord server. Join our Discord server free now at discord.gg/galaxysedge.

How Do You Watch?

You can watch for free on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord server. We’ll be broadcasting from Meetup Room 1, and you can text chat with others while you watch.

New to Discord? Discord is a free messaging and discussion app available on all major mobile devices and computer operating systems. Just install the app, create an account, and join our server.

What Is the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord?

The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Discord is a fan-run group celebrating all things Star Wars and Disney parks. Perhaps best known for hosting lightsaber meetups at Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Disney World, the SWGEDiscord is a family-friendly and inclusive space where fans can discuss all aspects of Star Wars and Galaxy’s Edge safely.

In addition to our saber meetups, we host in-person and virtual events, including a book club, watch and listening parties, trivia nights, and more. Our Discord server has channels dedicated to planning your visit to Galaxy’s Edge on either coast, the latest stock updates, and talking about your favorite Star Wars shows, movies, books, and comics.

Details

Start:
June 26 @ 7:30 pm
End:
June 27 @ 6:00 am
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Organizer

SWGEDiscord
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Venue

SWGEDiscord Server