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Art :: Film
Classic Movie Night's "Heartwarming Holidays"
7:00 PM
Historic USO Building
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Good things come in small packages. Classic Movie Night’s “Heartwarming Holidays” film presentation, is all aboutBuddy, a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human (Will Ferrell) who happened to be raised by “little people” shall we say,is allowed by Santa to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs.(James Caan) a publisher of children’s books, on Santa's naughty list for being a total jerk. Walter has had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture), gets a seasonal job at Gimbel’s and falls in love with a fellow employee Jovie (Zooey Deschanel) He also bonds with Walter’s second wife (his real mother passed away) played by Mary Steenburgen and his stepbrother, Michael. He interferes with Walter’s job by insulting his boss (Pete Dinklage), and if that weren’t enough, lands in hot water for exposing Gimbel’s Santa Claus as a fake. This wonderful classic, named one of the favorite films of the Holiday season by many film critics, screens on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. Our “Super Star” Snack Bar opens at 6:30 with a wide variety of taste-tempting noshes and drinks. There will also be free tasty Christmas cookies for our film buffs! As, always, we don’t charge an admission fee, however, we get that tingly Holiday feeling when we see a full donation jar! Now, if you still haven’t figured out the title, please give us a call at 760-375-8456, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or...stop by the Historic USO Building for a current film schedule. Please note: There will be NO film presentation on Wednesday, December 25...because, well, you know!




Good things come in small packages. Classic Movie Night’s “Heartwarming Holidays” film presentation, is all aboutBuddy, a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human (Will Ferrell) who happened to be raised by “little people” shall we say,is allowed by Santa to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs.(James Caan) a publisher of children’s books, on Santa's naughty list for being a total jerk. Walter has had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture), gets a seasonal job at Gimbel’s and falls in love with a fellow employee Jovie (Zooey Deschanel) He also bonds with Walter’s second wife (his real mother passed away) played by Mary Steenburgen and his stepbrother, Michael. He interferes with Walter’s job by insulting his boss (Pete Dinklage), and if that weren’t enough, lands in hot water for exposing Gimbel’s Santa Claus as a fake. This wonderful classic, named one of the favorite films of the Holiday season by many film critics, screens on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. Our “Super Star” Snack Bar opens at 6:30 with a wide variety of taste-tempting noshes and drinks. There will also be free tasty Christmas cookies for our film buffs! As, always, we don’t charge an admission fee, however, we get that tingly Holiday feeling when we see a full donation jar! Now, if you still haven’t figured out the title, please give us a call at 760-375-8456, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or...stop by the Historic USO Building for a current film schedule. Please note: There will be NO film presentation on Wednesday, December 25...because, well, you know!


ders, at the risk of giving away the title of our December 11 “Heartwarming Holidays” film presentation, I will refer to certain characters as “pixies.” Get my drift? Really, not much of stretch to guess the title! In this wildly popular 2003 film... on Christmas Eve in 1973, an orphaned infant boy stows away in Santa Claus' sack. When discovered back at the North Pole, he is adopted by “Papa Pixie.” (Bob Newhart). Papa names his son Buddy. Buddy grows up at the North Pole believing he is a "pixie", but due to his human size is unable to perform pixie tasks. When Buddy accidentally learns that he is human, Papa explains that he was born to Walter Hobbs (James Caan) and Susan Wells, and was given up for adoption without Walter knowing. Susan died and Walter currently works for a children’s book publisher, Greenway Press, helmed by controlling and uncaring CEO, Mr. Greenway (Michael Lerner) in the Empire State Building in New York City. Buddy travels to find his real father, Walter, whom Santa (Ed Asner) indicates is on the naughty list due to his greed and selfishness. Buddy decides to set out to save Walter and to save Christmas in a world of cynics. Oh, and along the way, he bonds with his stepmother, Emily (Mary Steenburgen) and her son and his half-brother, Michael (Daniel Tay), and... he falls in love with Jovie, (Zooey Deschanel) a bored co-worker at Gimbel's. He also insults Miles Finch, a vertically-challenged, best-selling children's author (Emmy® award-winning actor, Peter Dinklage) who attacks Buddy for (mistakenly) calling him a “pixie” (you know, that three-letter word). And, if that weren’t enough, Buddy lands in hot water for exposing Gimbel's Santa Claus as a fake!


This wonderful classic, named one of the favorite films of the Holiday season by many film critics, screens on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. Our “Super Star” Snack Bar opens at 6:30 with a wide variety of taste-tempting noshes and drinks. There will also be free tasty Christmas cookies for our film buffs! As, always, we don’t charge an admission fee, however, we get that tingly Holiday feeling when we see a full donation jar! Now, if you still haven’t guessed at the title, please give us a call at 760-375-8456, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or...stop by the Historic USO Building for current schedules for both of our film series..Please note: There will be NO film presentation on Wednesday, December 25...because, well, you know!
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Historic USO Building
Address: 230. W., Ridgecrest Blvd. Ridgecrest, California 93527
Phone: 760-375-8456

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