It’s that time of year again when audiences flock to movie theaters for their fill of holiday spirit, and what better way to do that than with a Christmas story?
This past Wednesday, December 2, 2015, I got the chance to attend the premiere of Christmas Eve, an indie-holiday tale about strangers who find themselves trapped in elevators across Manhattan on Christmas Eve.
Stars of the film lined the red carpet outside the Arclight Hollywood Theater to promote the film. Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek) plays Harris, an hot tempered real estate mogul whose night comes to halt when a construction elevator on his newest building gets stuck. Eccentric photographer B, played by James Roday (Psych) spends his evening stuck in a rundown elevator with timid Ann, played by Julianna Guill (Crazy, Stupid, Love).
Cheryl Hines (In the Motherland) plays a musician stranded with her whacky orchestra mates, while John Heder (Napolean Dynamite) is forced to spend his night with his recently former boss Max Casella (Inside Llewyn Davis). Relative newcomers Roxanne Cook and Clara Perez also give outstanding and hilarious performances. Producer Larry King and his wife, one of the stars of the film, Shawn King were also in attendance.
Directed by Mitch Davis (A House Divided, The Other Side of Heaven) Christmas Eve is a film that delivers many laughs, heartfelt moments, and situations that are just plain crazy. It is sure to become a classic Christmas time movie, one that will have audiences coming back again and again. It certainly begs the question “what is most important during the holidays?”
Check out Christmas Eve, out now. And maybe take the stairs this holiday season.