Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
35th Anniversary Screening in 35mm. 94 minutes.
With special guests actor Peter Billingsley, production designer Reuben Freed and costume designer Mary E. McLeod.
Directed by Bob Clark. Produced by René Dupont, Clark. Screenplay by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Clark. Based on the novel In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
Cast: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz.
It’s Christmas time in 1940s Indiana, and all nine-year-old Ralphie Parker wants is a genuine Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. Based on humorist Jean Shepherd’s semi-autobiographical short stories, A Christmas Story follows Ralphie and his friends’ misadventures, from battling the neighborhood bullies to the disastrous results of a “triple dog dare” gone awry. As he endures the tribulations caused by “The Battle of the Lamp” and the next-door neighbors’ obnoxious hound dogs, will Ralphie survive the holiday season long enough to find a BB rifle under the tree? Now a holiday classic, A Christmas Story is known for turning the sentimental holiday movie genre on its head and showing audiences the often-humorous side of the Christmas season.