October 18th, 2016 by PRatt
December 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

(1946) Directed by Frank Capra. Screenplay: Frances Goodrich, based on Philip Van Doren Sternís novel. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Karolyn Grimes.

After an election season that put decency and cooperation to the test, it is the perfect time to reconnect with Frank Capra’s movie about community values vs. individual gain. James Stewart plays a small town guy who’s put his own dreams on hold to help others, only to see his optimism eroded by greed of a privileged few. It takes an angel-in-training named Clarence to reveal what Bedford Falls would have become without his sacrifice and commitment. More than just a holiday classic, Capra’s film is a powerful vote for the hope – and change – we need. 129 min.
“Some movies, even good ones, should only be seen once. Other movies can be viewed an indefinite number of times. Like great music, they improve with familiarity. “It’s a Wonderful Life” falls in the second category.” – Roger Ebert, Great Movies, Five Stars.

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