The Academy at Metrograph
7 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002
The Academy continues its yearlong residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City, showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. The monthly series will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and artists.
December 15 at 5 p.m. ET
Q&A with Carol Kane and Karen Allen following the screening.
An updating of A Christmas Carol for the “Greed is good” 80s, Donner’s salty-sweet comic morality tale—co-written by Saturday Night Live legends Mitch Glazer and Michael O’Donoghue—stars Bill Murray as a nasty executive at IBC Television who, heartlessly keeping his underlings at work on Christmas Eve to complete a live telecast of Charles Dickens’s classic, finds himself visited by three very novel versions of three familiar ghosts. Murray’s star turn is backed by a veritable army of celebrity cameos and a once-in-a-lifetime supporting cast, including Carol Kane, Karen Allen, and Bobcat Goldthwait, here calling Robert Mitchum a “flatulating butthead.”