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The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the heartwarming and inspiring new holiday documentary “Dear Santa” showing Dec. 4-10 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“Dear Santa” shines a light on the 100-year-old Operation Santa Program of the United States Postal Service. Each year, hundreds of thousands of letters to Santa arrive at Post Offices around the country. Through Operation Santa, the United States Postal Service makes it possible for the public to safely adopt these letters and make children’s dreams come true.
The film invites audiences along for the magic of this massive endeavor. Traveling the country, much like Santa does on Christmas Eve, the film focuses on select Operation Santa centers: some in metropolitan areas like the massive operation in New York City and others in small towns where the post office is the heart of the community.
The film highlights letters where a child is asking for something poignant, something that goes beyond the common wish for a toy. Santa will explain how he enlists kind-hearted strangers across the country for these special requests while he concentrates on toy making and his demanding delivery schedule.
“Dear Santa” crisscrosses the country following the most emotional letters as the elves work hard to make sure each child’s Christmas dreams come true.
This timeless documentary captures the warmth and spirit of Christmastime through the lens of this great American tradition, provoking audiences throughout the world to ask themselves how they can make the world a better place, one gesture at a time.
“Dear Santa” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Dec. 4-10. Showtimes will be 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4; 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 6 and 7; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 8, 9 and 10.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.