It’s a Wonderful Life (Open Caption)G130 min
It’s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas tradition. Frank Capra’s masterpiece is both tremendous fun and, far from being a saccharine sentimental wallow, this film in a little over two hours manages to run the gamut of human emotions, from total joy to utter despair.
Unquestionably made to give hope to post-war America, the film shows us all the hardships of life in a world shaped by global conflict and economic depression, yet, in a final sublime moment of catharsis, reminds us why every individual matters and why life is worth living. But this is not just a film of its time; over 70 years on, It’s a Wonderful Life not only continues to give comfort, but remains as vital and relevant as ever.
Open Captioned screening. Open Captions are subtitles that display important audio information as well as dialogue on-screen.