Westport Cinema Initiative, as part of its ongoing series of pop-up films, presents the 1945 classic romantic
comedy, Christmas in Connecticut, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet.
Preceding the film, clergy from various Westport religious institutions, led by Rabbi Orkland of Temple Israel
and Pastor Ed Home of the United Methodist Church, will tell their favorite “family” holiday jokes. And as a
special treat, attendees will be able to order Chinese take-out from Westport Take-out upon their arrival so
they can dine during the movie.
In Christmas in Connecticut, Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country’s most famous food writers. In her
columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an
excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can’t even boil an egg. The
recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic
sailor will spend his Christmas on “her” farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out,
but what can she do? — Written by Mattias Thuresson, imdb.com.
Westport Cinema Initiative Director Sandy Lefkowitz said, “The longstanding Jewish family tradition of going
out for a movie and Chinese food on Christmas day came about as Chinese restaurants and movie theaters
were typically the only activities available. Here we recreate the experience with a big screen classic
presentation and the best is local Westport take-out.”
Event is Sun December 2nd at 4pm at Christ and Holy Trinity Church, Westport CT.
Tickets are $10/person for the film, plus $10/person for CHinese Take-Out if desired.
About the Author (Author Profile)
Larry is a member of the Westport Cinema Initiative board of directors. He is also the Initiative’s Director of Marketing, Social Media and Technology.