Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Retro Film Series presents

It’s a Wonderful Life & The Shop Around the Corner

  • Fri, Dec 6
    • 7:00pm - Cinema One
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Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
(1946, 130 min)

George Bailey (James Stewart) dreams of adventure and travel beyond the small town of Bedford Falls, but circumstances conspire to keep him enslaved to his home turf. Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger (Henry Travers) arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born.

Followed by:

Ernst Lubitsch’s THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
(1940, 97 min)

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other’s pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters.