Dan Stevens Is 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' at KCET’s Winter Cinema Series November 14

Actor Dan Stevens Scheduled to Attend Q&A

"The Man Who Invented Christmas" tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri ("Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

Les Standiford, author of the book that inspired the film, learned "A Christmas Carol" was almost never published. “I had no idea that he had to pay for the publication himself,” he says. “Even though no publisher was interested in it, the book was responsible for changing the trajectory of Dickens’ career. I set about to find a book that explained it all, but to my great surprise, there was no such book.” So Standiford decided to write one himself.

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The film also stars Jonathan Pryce and Donald Sumpter. "The Man Who Invented Christmas" will be released in theaters by Bleecker Street on November 22. Actor Dan Stevens will join KCET Cinema Series and Must See Movies host Pete Hammond for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

Deadline.com is the official media sponsor for the winter season of the KCET Cinema Series. The sold out season began on October 24 and runs through December 12. The film begins at 7 p.m. at the Arclight Sherman Oaks (15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403). Nearby parking is available.

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