Silver Screen: It’s a Wonderful Life
G130 min

Director: Frank Capra Starring:James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers Released:Fri 22 Dec 2023


Silver Screenings take place every Friday morning for film fans over the age of 65. The reduced ticket price of €6 includes complimentary tea/ coffee before the film.

It’s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas tradition. Far from being a saccharine, sentimental wallow, Frank Capra's masterpiece, in 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.

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