The Man Who Invented Christmas: Meet the Author and Producer

 The Man Who Invented Christmas, based on the book by FIU’s own creative writing professor Les Standiford, closes its theatrical run with five matinee screenings at the Coral Gables Art Cinema this Thursday, December 28 through Monday, January 1. Come out this Friday afternoon (12/29) at 1:30 for a special screening and Q&A with Les Standiford and the film’s executive producer, Mitchell Kaplan (of Books & Books). Tickets available here.

The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) and other beloved characters. See how Charles Dickens mixed real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure a timeless tale, forever changing the Christmastime into the celebration we know today. This is a perfect opportunity for South Florida filmmakers and enthusiasts to celebrate the holiday season and get a behind-the-scenes look at this major motion picture’s development.

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