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Christmas 1943

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-0070
Run Time
0h 11m 21s
color and B&W
Date Produced
‚ÄčThis footage contains scenes of the Koza family sharing a Christmas dinner, afterwards visiting a relative's house with Christmas gifts, and sitting around while eating and drinking.
The film begins with members of the Koza family enjoying a formal Christmas dinner together. Highlights include close-ups of the Christmas tree and family members' faces. Family members shown include Frank's parents Frank and Albina, and Frank's brothers Roland and Thomas.

Later, the Koza family members carry Christmas presents out of the house and begin to load into a 1941 Plymouth, and in the following scene, they have already arrived at a relative's house. Those present include Frank, his parents, and his brothers Thomas and Roland, as well as Grandma (believed to be Mary Koza), two women (believed to be Frank Sr.'s sisters Anna on the far left, and Christine sitting on the floor), one man (believed to be Anna's husband Joseph Bily), and a dog. The guests drink beer and pass around finger foods, and the dog participates in the food fest. Unwrapped presents include pajamas, socks, and candy. The film concludes with close-ups of faces while everyone lounges.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Koza, Frank Sr. (is participant)
Koza, Albina (is participant)
Koza, Roland (is participant)
Koza, Thomas (is participant)
Related Place
Cleveland (represents)