May 31 - June 3, 2018

A FREE Screening of A CHRISTMAS STORY on Sunday, 12/20 at 1pm at Cole Auditorium at the Greenwich Public Library

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Please RSVP to maryann@greenwichfilm.org

Rating

PG

Runtime

98 min

Release Year

1983

Director

Bob Clark

Studio

Warner Bros.

Synopsis

Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick Black Christmas, Porky’s director Bob Clark once again took on the holiday genre, switching from gasps to laughs with A Christmas Story. Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd (who narrates), the film centers on Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother (Melinda Dillon) that he’ll shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist the assistance of both his teacher and Santa Claus. All the while, Ralphie finds himself dealing with the constant taunts of a pair of bullies and trying to not get in the middle of a feud between his mother and father (Darren McGavin) regarding a sexy lamp. Author: Matthew Tobey

Cast

Peter Billingsley
Darren McGavin
Melinda Dillon
Ian Petrella
Scott Schwartz
R.D. Robb

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