u3a Christmas Film Show

Wednesday, 8th December 1.30pm to 4.00pm at the John Godber Centre
The Man who invented Christmas – a modern classic

Film Summary:
In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labours writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to stay with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibility, Dickens develops a writer’s block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters’ opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas.

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes, colour, PG with subtitles.
Enjoy a drink and mince pie/savoury during an interval.
Please browse the book stall at the back of the hall – it is our clearance sale!
Pay on the door, £3.00 to cover the cost of the refreshments, hall and sound system hire.
Please note: enter the hall only from the car park rear doors.

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