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Fisher Theatre Cinema - The Man Who Invented Christmas

Auditorium 115 Plan, Monday 10 Dec 2018, 19:30  - ends at 21:14

A fictionalised drama about legendary author Charles Dickens' possible real-life inspirations, and motivations for writing the classic story A Christmas Carol. It's 1843, and 31-year-old Dickens (Dan Stevens) hasn't had a commercial success in several years; he's facing a personal financial crisis after three critically panned books. So he decides to write a Christmas-themed book after encountering various strangers -- including a waiter named Marley, a greedy businessman, and a dry-eyed elderly man (Christopher Plummer) who says "humbug" at his business partner's funeral. When Dickens fails to secure a publisher, he decides to seek financing to self-publish. On a tight six-week deadline, Dickens begins to see the characters as memorable strangers and loved ones alike, with Scrooge (played by Plummer) popping up in his head and defending his miserly positions until the novella is done. Directed by Bharat Nalluri and starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce. Running Time: 104mins

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