7:00 PM WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27 - THE ELLEN THEATRE
From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them -- a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) -- and with the school's head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da'Vine Joy Randolph). Rated R. 2h 13m.
"Paul Giamatti is absolute perfection as a Grinchy teacher who learns a hard lesson in empathy over a winter school break." Peter Traverse, ABC News