Taking influence from Gremlins and Rare Exports, Krampus looks set to be a new Christmas classic. Featuring the best of America’s comedic talent alongside Toni Collette, the film follows a young boy who unleashes an evil horned beast from Alpine folklore onto his family’s home for a truly unforgettable lead up to Christmas day. Krampus is showing at FACT from 11 December.
The fondest performance of Will Ferrell’s career will forever be as Buddy in Elf; never has his over-jubilant and extremely charismatic personality better suited a film. It’s also become a Christmas staple, up there with the likes of It’s A Wonderful Life and Muppets Christmas Carol. Elf is showing at FACT 1.30pm, 19 December and 3.30pm, 20 December.
No one ever truly gets into the Christmas spirit until Bing Crosby starts crooning his snow-filled dreams aloud, and we are showing it twice, once for Vintage Sunday and later for the launch of our Dementia Friendly Screenings, that is open to all but aims to provide a comfortable environment for people living with Dementia and their families or carers. Showing at FACT on 13 December at 6pm, with a special Dementia Friendly screening 11am, 16 December.
Jingle Bell Rocks
Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world’s most legendary alternative Christmas music collectors and creators. The film includes interviews with Run DMC’s Rev Run, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and filmmaker, John Waters; and a mix-tape of twelve of the most bizarre and brilliant Christmas songs you’ve never heard. A one-off screening at 6.30pm on 13 December takes place as part of Doc 'n Roll festival.
Muppets Christmas Carol
‘It's true, where ever you find love, It feels like Christmas!’ I think you’ll agree, it’s the most heart warming Christmas song of all time, in one of the most anarchic Christmas films ever made! Let Gonzo the Great guide you through this Dickens classic starring a very grumpy Michael Caine as Scrooge. Kids Club screening 11am, 12 December and Autism Friendly screening at 11.30am, 13 December.
What do you get when John Hughes makes a Christmas film? The best Christmas film of all time. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, the quick witted boy who gets left behind and with calculated military strategy defends his home from some very dim-witted burglars. Kids Club screening at 11am, 19 December and Autism Friendly screening on 20 December at 11.30am.
Christmas Showdown! Die Hard v Love Actually
Two very different Christmas films, both more than worthy of a spot in our Christmas showdown! With the sequels you may forget that John McClane’s action-packed story is simply about getting home to see his wife and kids at christmas but with a team of German terrorists making the whole process a little difficult in Die Hard. Think Chris Rea’s Driving Home for Christmas but with automatic weapons. Love Actually is one of the most smartly written interlinking love stories of all time, set in the run up to the most stressful and heartwarming time of year. Don’t forget that this film relaunched the career of the nations favourite rock-dad actor Bill Nighy and concreted Richard Curtis as one of the best writer/directors in British film history.
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