Friday, December 16 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: SCROOGED, 1988, Paramount, 101 min. Dir. Richard Donner. In this hilarious updated version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Bill Murray stars as Frank Cross, a selfish, cynical TV executive visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. With Karen Allen and John Forsythe. [35mm]
BAD SANTA - UNRATED VERSION, 2003, Miramax, 91 min. Terry Zwigoff’s underground variation of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET stars Billy Bob Thorton as a foul-mouthed alcoholic con man posing as a mall Santa, who teams up with his friend Marcus (Tony Cox) to rob the store just before Christmas. A rare intelligent adult comedy. Hysterical and bold, Thornton is reminiscent of W.C. Fields, only more drunk and worse to children. Partner and elf Tony Cox is the perfect foil. Featuring the late, great John Ritter, Bernie Mac and Brett Kelly as "the kid."
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on November 29, 2011