Neuro Holiday Film


Montreal Neurological Institute 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

The Neuro Film series brings to the screen, A Christmas Story. It is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd.  Shepherd's wry, deadly accurate, and gently nostalgic comic sensibility shines through in this kid's-eye view of an all-American Christmas in the 1940s.

All little Ralphie wants under the tree on Christmas morning is a Daisy Brand Red-Ryder BB rifle. He not only wants it, he's consumed with an aching desire for it. Unfortunately, his mother repeatedly crushes his dreams with the familiar, harsh mantra: "You'll shoot your eye out!" Among the movie's highlights are a surrealistic visit with little brother Randy to a department store Santa, and the childlike mixture of delight, pride, and awe with which Ralphie's dad takes possession of a spectacularly gaudy prize he's won in a radio contest. Darren McGavin playing Ralphie’s dad gives us a terrific performance of his splendid comic work as a middle-aged-kid-turned-patriarch who alternates between grown-up temper tantrums and unabashed juvenile joy.

The movie is free and snacks including wraps and popcorn are available for purchase.

We hope you’ll join us to see A Christmas Story which has become an annual holiday classic.

Everyone is welcome!

Contact Information

Debbie Rashcovsky
Montreal Neurological Institute
debbie.rashcovsky [at]
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