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A Chirstmas Story

Much like that other perennial cable-force-fed fave It’s a Wonderful Life, absolute inundation at holiday time has left many of us numb to just how fudged-up A Christmas Story truly is. If not for the gently sardonic nostalgia of screenwriter-narrator Jean Shepherd’s voiceover, much of this episodic reminiscence of childhood humiliation and disappointment would play like Truffaut’s 400 Blows with the occasional respite of a Fellini fantasy sequence. And, like Chekhov’s The Seagull, the viewer spends most of the runtime dreading the moment the protagonist inevitably shoots himself. Ho ho ho. Watch this truly deranged and subversive piece of American cinema the way so few of us have: on the big screen, sans-commercial interruption. In addition to more than 250,000 holiday lights illuminating Travis Park, this Slab Cinema screening promises free hot chocolate, face-painting for the kiddos, food trucks and photo ops with Santa (just don’t ask him for a BB gun).

  • Travis Park

    301 E. Travis St., San Antonio San Antonio

    (210) 207-3677

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