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Just us for a special, holiday version of the Friends Friday Film Reel Talk -- we are finishing the 2020 Film Season with a unique twist. We will have a brief film discussion of the film, The Man Who Invented Christmas
(available to Greenwich Library cardholders free through Kanopy
) + a live, virtual Christmas Carol
retelling with Master Storyteller, Jonathan Kruk.
About Jonathan Kruk: The New York Times describes Jonathan
Kruk as "having a way with the spoken word, the telling gesture, the
sprinkling of humor, and the appropriate costume for a smorgasbord of
stories." Celebrating 30 years of experience as a Master Storyteller, Kruk
is renowned for his performances of A Christmas Carol and has been
featured on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Travel
Channel, and BBC. Using a treasure trove of voices and gestures,
Kruk creates over 30 characters to inhabit Dickens' beloved classic. The result is a
singular show, intimate, and imaginative. Performing in Dickensian garb, the Kruk
creates gripping vignettes with dynamic dialogue, quickly transforming into
Scrooge, Cratchit, Marley, Tiny Tim, and all the spirits.
The Man Who Invented Christmas
(2017) Directed by Bharat Nalluri. Starring Christopher Plummer, Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, and Jonathan Pryce. This is the story of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the other many characters of A Christmas Carol
. Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.
Access to Friends Friday Films virtual streaming is free to patrons with a Greenwich Library card, using Kanopy
. This series is made possible by contributions to the Friends of Greenwich Library.