Some thespians excel at acting with their eyes, telling us everything we need to know with little more than a hard stare or a raised brow. Bill Murray in particular is an adept at the Epic Eye Roll, the Enraged Eye Bulge, and the Soul Piercing Death Stare. You might find that these moves will come in handy during impending family gatherings, so take notes when you attend the Thursday, December 20, screening of "Scrooged" at the Eastman House's Dryden Theatre (900 East Ave.).
The beloved and comedic modern spin on Charles Dickens's classic "A Christmas Carol" stars Murray as Frank Cross, a workaholic television exec whose ambition has isolated him from the rest of the world. The moral of the story remains the same, though here, the visitors who show up to admonish his humbug habitude include a deranged cabbie, a violent fairy, and a shotgun-wielding Bobcat Goldthwait. The film screens at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8 or $6 for members and students. For more information, call 271-3361, or visit dryden.eastmanhouse.org.