Scrooge & Marley – “It’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Gone Gay”

Thursday, December 13th @ 7:00 PM
Purchase Tickets Online or at the Box Office – $10.00 General Admission

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, in cooperation with Sam I Am Films, is pleased to announce the Palm Springs Premiere of “Scrooge & Marley,” a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, “A Christmas Carol.” The premiere will take place in Palm Springs on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Camelot Theatres. “We’re very excited to be able to share “Scrooge & Marley” with Palm Springs audiences this holiday season.” said Michael C. Green, Managing Director of The Palm Springs Cultural Center. “Our screening will benefit Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.”

The Palm Springs premiere of “Scrooge & Marley” is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event, and will include appearances by several of the stars of the film, as well as one of the film’s producers, David Strzepek. The film will screen at 7 p.m., and will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew, as well as a VIP Meet the Cast After Party. The film will also screen in at least a dozen hand-picked cities nationwide this holiday season, with a DVD and soundtrack slated for a December release.

Acclaimed out actor David Pevsner portrays Ben Scrooge while former Saturday Night Live star Tim Kazurinsky appears as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. The film also stars Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Ronnie Kroell, David Moretti, Richard Ganoung, and JoJo Baby. It is narrated by Tony award-winning actress Judith Light.

“Scrooge & Marley” was shot in Chicago in May and also highlights a host of recognized theatrical actors who round out the cast: Drew Anderson, Christopher Allen, Nicholas Bailey, Allison Torem, Fawzia Mirza, Peter Mohawk, Becca Kaufman, Scott Duff, PJ Powers, Amy Matheny and many more. The movie features a wide range of musical selections sung by actors in the film plus acclaimed musicians including Matt Alber, BETTY, Linda Good, Amber deLaurentis, The Joans, Jen Zias, and Jeannie Tanner.

 

About the Film:

“Scrooge & Marley” is a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Recounted from a gay sensibility, this reimagining of the classic story delves into the background of Ben Scrooge, the rich skinflint who hates the holidays, distrusts love and makes life miserable for everyone in the gay community over which he presides from his base, a music cabaret named Screws.

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge (David Pevsner) is visited by the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley (Tim Kazurinsky), who wants to free him from his same bitter fate that awaits in purgatory. Scrooge is next visited by three ghosts – past, present and future – who endeavor to lead him back to love.

“Scrooge & Marley”comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of every persuasion. The film is based on an original script by Ellen Stoneking, Knight and Timothy Imse. It was directed by Knight and Peter Neville. Producers of the film are Tracy Baim (“Hannah Free”) and David Strzepek (“Foodgasm”), joined by several co-producers (Knight, Neville, Stoneking, Kroell, and Moretti) and noteworthy crew.

Full cast and production team bios at http://www.scroogeandmarleymovie.com .

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