Jack Kerouac and Jean Shepherd are coming to the Jean Cocteau Cinema this week… sort of.
In honor of the reason, we're showing my second favorite Christmas movie of all time (I love it, but I have to confess, I love the Alastair Sim CHRISTMAS CAROL even more), A CHRISTMAS STORY.
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Jean Shepherd was the great chronicler of what childhood was like for kids of 40s and 50s, and A CHRISTMAS STORY hits all the right notes. A great film. Watch out, Ralphie, you'll shoot your eye out!
As for what the grown-ups were doing in the 1950s, we also have BIG SUR, based on Jack Kerouac's writings.
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I haven't seen this one yet, but it looks great.
See you at the movies.