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Mrs. Santa Claus! In person and on film!

Date:
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St. (a block east of MLK Jr. Way), Berkeley 94709

Sunday Dec 23 1:00
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St. (a block east of MLK Jr. Way), Berkeley 94709
Mrs. Santa Claus! In person and on film!
Small children may sit on Mrs.Claus's lap and children of all ages may tell Mrs. Claus what gifts they want for the winter holidays. Mrs. Claus may suggest that, after personal wishes, they might also ask for world peace, a healthy planet, comfort and an equal chance for all people, etc. Then we'll pull down the shades and screen the 90 minute feature film, "Mrs. Santa Claus," a wonderful multicultural musical starring Angela Lansbury as a sparkling Mother Jones type who organizes exploited child laborers in NY toy factories to strike. Will she get the sleigh back in time for Santa's big night?
"Absolutely Endearing." --Chatanooga Free Press.
A BFUU Social Justice Committee Conscientious Projector Film
Welcome all! Free!
The musical score for Mrs. Santa Claus was written by Jerry Herman, the celebrated Broadway composer of such hit musicals as Hello, Dolly!
The movie is set in 1910. Mrs. Santa Claus tries to convince hubby to take a new route, but he is preoccupied with the holiday rush and won't listen. Disgruntled, she takes the sleigh out herself, but is forced to land in New York City, where she is stranded. She takes up board with a family of Jewish immigrants who celebrate Chanukah instead of Christmas. She befriends other locals, too, and becomes involved with political issues of the period such as child labor and women's suffrage. A magical adventure for all ages.
wheelchair access
http://www.bfuu.org
510-841-4824
Added to the calendar on Sun, Dec 9, 2007 6:54PM
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