Director: Jon Favreau Run Time: 107 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 2003
Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel
Preceded by the award-winning animated short Santa Doesn’t Need Your Help. Sunday’s screening will be introduced by the short film’s author Kevin Maher and illustrator Joe Dator, who will be selling and signing copies of the new book based on their film.
Elf is a mix between the misfit story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the “believe in miracles” story of A Christmas Carol but with the added joy of Will Ferrell in an elf suit running around New York City. Starring as Buddy, one year he crawls into Santa’s toy bag as a baby and gets whisked off to the North Pole where he gets raised as an elf. Of course, he’s a tall fish out of water and eventually decides to head to his birthplace to meet his father. What he finds is a family and a city who have forgotten the meaning of Christmas so he sets out to save the holiday!