Director: Frank Capra
1946, US, 129 min
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Karolyn Grimes.
The hallmark of a great movie is its ability to continue to have new meaning within its cherished familiarity. Every year, we discover a new facet of Frank Capra’s classic holiday film, finding messages of sacrifice, love, community and hope. And in spite of what we read in the news, it is the movie’s awareness of the need to come together that shines through. In that tradition, we invite you to take family and friends to see It’s A Wonderful Life at Cinestudio. James Stewart plays a small-town guy who sacrifices his dreams to help others, only to see his optimism crushed by greed. It takes an angel-in-training named Clarence to reveal what Bedford Falls would have become without his commitment.
“More than just a holiday tradition, Capra’s film is a powerful vote for the hope and change we need.”- Roger Ebert, Great Movies