A Christmas Story: Family Programs Film Screening

Screenings at noon, 1:30, and 3pm in lieu of Family Sundays Studio Art-Making.

80 minutes

Hundreds of years ago in a remote village in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year--at Christmas--Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas decides to make toys for the children of the families. Over the years, Nikolas' successive adoptive families become many, and soon almost every house has presents on its doorstep on Christmas morning. At thirteen, Nikolas is sent to live and work with Iisakki, a grumpy old carpenter, who forbids Nikolas to continue making presents for Christmas. Gradually, however, Nikolas wins Iisakki's trust and together they uphold the Christmas tradition. When the aged Iisakki has to leave Nikolas and move away, the gift-giving tradition is once again at risk. Thankfully, Nikolas comes up with a solution that brings children joy every Christmas--even until today.

When:
Ongoing every week from December 22, 2013 through December 29, 2013. 12:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 4.0 hour(s).
Where:
Cantor Auditorium, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 (Map)
Sponsor:
Cantor Arts Center
Contact:
723-4177
michelleho@stanford.edu
Admission:

FREE

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Tags:
performance, arts, music, drama, visual-arts, film, international, humanities
Permalink:
http://events.stanford.edu/events/410/41009

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