Friday, Oct 7 at 3:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Jon Favreau. 2003, 97 mins. 35mm. With Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner, Bob Newhart. Ferrell stars in this wildly popular and truly unconventional contemporary Christmas classic, which combines holiday cheer with offbeat comedy. Buddy (Ferrell) is a bigger-than-average-sized man raised as an elf at the North Pole, a Tarzan of sorts who’s late to realize he’s actually human. Sent to New York in search of his true identity, he meets his father, Walter Hobbs (Caan, in classic show-stealing straight-man mode), a grinchy children’s book publisher who’s on Santa’s naughty list. Buddy attempts to redeem his father and earn his acceptance, guided by a purity of purpose that can’t prevent him from causing some chaos along the way.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.