Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Dec 17, 2021 7:00 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Tue, Dec 21, 2021 4:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:Donna Reed's daughter, Mary Owen, in person!
Series Info
Series:Donna Reed at 100
35mm Film
Holiday Classics
Film Info
Runtime:135 minutes
Director:Frank Capra
Year Released:1946
Production Country:USA


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FilmScene celebrates the holidays with this Christmas classic, presented in glorious 35mm! Join FilmScene and Mary Owen, daughter of Iowa's own Donna Reed.

"The kind of experience movies were invented for."—Ian Freer, Empire

"The most well-loved of all Christmas movies."—Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

Frank Capra's paean to small-town values and the ordinary guy who does the right thing is a classic story of redemption and second chances, with James Stewart as a man who's come to the end of his rope one Christmas Eve, and Iowa native Donna Reed as the high-school sweetheart who became his wife. The supporting cast includes Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond and Gloria Grahame. It's A Wonderful Life was the first release from Liberty Films, the pioneering independent label founded by Capra and fellow producer-directors William Wyler and George Stevens, and went on to become not just a perennial holiday favorite, but one of the most beloved of all American movies.