Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 357: Sat Dec 22

Miracle On 34th Street (Seaton, 1947): Prince Charles Cinema, 7pm
The Prince Charles Cinema is showing a great season of Christmas movies, including some excellent double-bills over the holiday period. More details here.

Here's the Prince Charles Cinema introduction: At the Macy's Department Store Thanksgiving Day parade, the actor playing Santa is discovered to be drunk by a whiskered old man. Doris Walker, the no nonsense special events director, persuades the old man to take his place. The old man proves to be a sensation and is quickly recruited to be the store Santa at the main Macy's outlet. While he is successful, Ms. Walker learns that he calls himself Kris Kringle and he claims to be the actual Santa Claus. Despite reassurances by Kringle's doctor that he is harmless, Doris still has misgivings, especially when she has cynically trained herself, and especially her daughter, Susan, to reject all notions of belief and fantasy. And yet, people, especially Susan, begin to notice there is something special about Kris and his determination to advance the true spirit of Christmas amidst the rampant commercialism around him and succeeding in improbable ways...

Here is the trailer. It's different.

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