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The American Cinematheque Show


Dec 17, 2020


    In the American Cinematheque Show’s Holiday Spectacular, host Grant Moninger talks with several longtime friends of the AC about their favorite holiday season films, as they answer the eternal question "What makes a Christmas film?" Covering the beloved classics as well as the obscure (debatably) Christmas films, this three-part journey through the many genres of holiday movies has enough Christmas cheer that even Scrooge couldn’t resist.

    In Part 1, "Ghost of Q&As Past" screenwriter Larry Karaszewski returns to the show to discuss his all-time favorite Christmas film, the little known 1969 T.V. movie J.T., and AC moderator Jim Hemphill breaks down what makes DIE HARD, KISS KISS BANG BANG, and EYES WIDE SHUT the ultimate films for the season. 

    This episode also features interviews from past holiday events at the AC, with guests including Jack Lemmon & Edie Adams (THE APARTMENT), Leon Vitali (EYES WIDE SHUT), Shane Black (KISS KISS BANG BANG), and Steven de Souza (DIE HARD).