‘DEAR SANTA’ DOCUMENTARY TO BE RELEASED IN THEATERS AND VOD ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 BY IFC FILMS
OPENS 12/4 IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE INCLUDING ARABI, LA; BOISE, ID; COLUMBUS, OH; FORT WORTH, TX; GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO; HERKIMER, NY; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; SEDONA, AZ; TULSA, OK; WINCHESTER, VA
RELEASES 12/4 ON VOD INCLUDING AMAZON, APPLE TV, YOUTUBE, GOOGLE PLAY, VUDU, XBOX, XFINITY, SPECTRUM & DIRECTV
ABOUT THE FILM – ‘DEAR SANTA’
From the director of BATKID BEGINS and PICK OF THE LITTER comes the fanciful and poignant story of Operation Santa. For more than 100 years human elves have been helping Santa respond to the thousands of letters that are written and mailed to him. An elixir to our nation’s current state of affairs, this gripping documentary crisscrosses the country following the most emotional letters as the elves work hard to make sure each child’s Christmas dreams come true. This is a no Christmas spoiler film and Santa himself has watched the film and can’t wait for the December 4th release! For more info please visit: www.dearsanta.movie
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. 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.