Keeping it Reel

“Star Wars: A New Hope” Screening in Honor of the Late Carrie Fisher

CCH will be holding a memorial screening of Star Wars: A New Hope in honor of actor and author, Carrie Fisher in the upstairs Main Theatre from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, February 3rd

News of Fisher’s sudden heart attack on December 23rd and subsequent death four days later left fans in deep mourning. Younger generations know Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the later episodes of the Star Wars saga, but what many don’t know that she was a very prolific and successful writer. Besides having a number of books published, she has written stage plays and screen plays. She was one of the top script doctors in Hollywood and would frequently assist other writers on various productions, often without formal credit. From 1991 to 2005 Fisher worked on several scripts for numerous television and film projects.

Daughter of the legendary performer Debbie Reynolds, Fisher was in the spotlight from minute one. She had small roles in the early 1970’s, but it wasn’t until she took the role of the embattled Princess Leia, leading a small band of rebels against the Imperial regime that launched her career. It was her character’s effortlessly natural beauty and unshakable strength that inspired legions of little girls to slap on some side buns and push ahead to reach for their dreams. Through her battles with substance abuse and various relationships to her activism and support of a number of causes, we are left with a great void not only in the entertainment industry, but the world. Her light, talent and voice will live on in her works and numerous contributions to the industry and beyond.

Rest in Peace, Carrie.

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