Christmas Lectures – Son of Santa: Fathers and Christmas in Hollywood

With the University of Chester Running from
Last event: Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 1pm
  • Free (drop in)
  • Garret Theatre

Part of: Christmas at Storyhouse

It’s Christmas in Hollywood, and all Dad wants is a little bit of redemption. Whether it’s Tim Allen knocking Santa off the roof and becoming the next Father Christmas, or Michael Keaton being reincarnated as a walking, talking snowman, Christmas is a time of second chances for these less-than-perfect Hollywood dads. This lecture goes back to the 90s to take a festive look at fatherhood on film.

Presented by Dr Katie Barnett.

Christmas Lectures is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.

Our Lectures are videoed and archived for future viewing, by attending you give permission for us to do so – thanks!

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