Camden Film Club to Discuss “The Man Who Invented Christmas”

Dan Stevens, left, as Charles Dickens, and Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge in “The Man Who Invented Christmas”. Provided by Bleeker Street Media

This month, the Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club is immersing itself in the spirit of the holiday season by watching and discussing the 2017 film “The Man Who Invented Christmas”.

Participants should watch the film before the discussion. The group is scheduled to meet on Zoom at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 17.

To request the Zoom meeting link and details on how to watch the movie, send an email [email protected].

The film describes the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from “A Christmas Carol”. Author Charles Dickens, played by Dan Stevens, blended real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever turning the holiday season into the celebration known today.

Based on a true story, the film shows Dickens’ struggles with career doubts and economic pressures. He saw the new book project as a quick way to redeem both his ambition and his wallet. But struggling with his story and unruly characters, Dickens endures a predicament not unlike his famous creation, Scrooge.

Dickens finds himself not only composing a Christmas story, but also living one, discovering through the writing process a new gratitude for his friends, family and life, and a renewed belief in the power to give to those who need it.

The Friday Film Club meets on the third Friday of each month and new members are always welcome. For more information, visit the “What’s Happening” calendar of events at librarycamden.org.

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