(Frank Capra, US 1946, 130 min., 35mm)
Holidays | The Canon | Special Guests. James Stewart and Donna Reed find their way through 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.
There will be a FREE meet and greet* with actors Karolyn Grimes and Jimmy Hawkins (Zuzu and Tommy Bailey) held in the Curtis Theatre starting at 6 p.m., followed by a special introduction in the Dryden Theatre by Karolyn and Jimmy, who will share behind-the-scenes stories of the making of this beloved classic at 7:30 p.m. prior to the screening. Presented in partnership with the It’s a Wonderful Life Museum in Seneca Falls, New York.
Doors open at 5 p.m.