It’s a Wonderful Life 09.12.16
SPECIAL 70th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING WITH LIVE SKYPE LINKUP WITH CAST MEMBERS AT THE IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE FESTIVAL, SENECA FALLS
Following up from our surprise Skype linkup with members of the cast after our 2015 Christmas screening, we are again connecting with our new patron Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu in the film) and friends in Seneca Falls, New York State, on which the fictional town of Bedford Falls is rumoured to be based, to celebrate the 70th anniversry of this much loved Christmas classic!
Released in 1946, It’s a Wonderful Life stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Oddbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be had he never been born. Despite initially performing poorly at the box office because of high production costs and stiff competition at the time of its release, the film has come to be regarded as a classic and is a regarded by many as their favourite Christmas film.