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It's a Wonderful Life—Meet & Greet and Film Screening

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, this classic holiday film was a box office bust in its initial release. It has been only through the enduring message of the film and its millions of fans throughout the world that it has become a cherished piece of our holiday traditions. Named the most inspirational film of all time by the American Film Institute, It's a Wonderful Life finds James Stewart and Donna Reed navigating rough times in Bedford Falls (modeled on nearby Seneca Falls, New York) by way of a loving, dedicated relationship and a little heavenly intervention. As Stewart’s and Capra’s first work after their military service, the film takes the postwar malaise often seen in film noir and turns it on its head, constructing a narrative of faith and perseverance.

Special introduction by Karolyn Grimes and Jimmy Hawkins, who portrayed Zuzu and Tommy Bailey in the film. The actors will share behind-the-scenes stories of the making of this beloved classic. The film will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a meet and greet with Hawkins and Grimes, who will be selling autographs and photographs.

6 p.m. Meet & Greet

7:30 p.m. Film Screening with Introduction

Ticket is required for all events this evening. All patrons must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID upon entry.

Presented in partnership with the It’s a Wonderful Life Museum in Seneca Falls, New York.  

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