From getting a tongue stuck to a light pole to a lamp that looks like a leg – the movie A Christmas Story is a classic. That film is the next featured Big Movie Event in Omaha on November 10th. For the past 25 years Omaha movie historian Bruce Crawford produced these movie events and says this is a favorite for many reasons.
Crawford says, “It is something I think that everybody can identify with as being a kid because we all went through similar things. In this movie, the kids in school, the bully, being chased, dreaming about things you wanted as a kid for Christmas and hoping you will get it. It is a unique film. It is a sweet, gentle movie.”
The 1983 film takes place in the 1940’s and is the story of a little boy named Ralphie who wants a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. The movie focuses on his family and friends leading up to the big day.
Two of the film’s actors, Scott Schwartz who played Flick and Zach Ward who played the bully Scut Farkus are the special guests for the event. Crawford says they will talk to the audience prior to the film showing about what it was like being a child actor and working on this film. They will also answer questions from the audience and sign autographs.
This is a benefit for the Nebraska Kidney Association. Tickets are on sale now at all metro area Hy-Vee stores.