Film Society of Lincoln Center presents A Christmas Story
Grab the family and join the Film Society for this perennial holiday classic back on the big screen, complete with free popcorn!
“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” The movie adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s semi-autobiographical short stories first hit screens nearly 35 Novembers ago, and in the intervening years this refrain—chanted to little Ralphie Parker by many of the adults in his life after he requests a BB gun for Christmas—has acquired the cozy, evocative familiarity of a beloved carol. Likewise, A Christmas Story has earned its status as the quintessential family holiday movie, a wryly nostalgic ode to the outsized wonder and high drama that surround the childhood rites and rituals of a small-town Christmas. From the school yard to the shopping mall, this modern classic invokes a rosy vision of 1940s Midwest Americana, delivered with Shepherd’s signature blend of deadpan satire, inter-generational slapstick, and affectionate good cheer.
Time: 3:00pm | 5:00pm | 7:00pm (doors open 10 minutes prior to each screening)
Location: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam