Family movie month: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)

Family movie month: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)

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Fri 21 Dec 2018, 7.30 pm
TPD
51 Tran Hung Dao Str, Hanoi

From TPD:

In the upcoming week of Family movie month, Cinema Space proudly presents you It’s a Wonderful Life by director Frank Capra.

Film notes:

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE • US • 1946
PG | 130′ | Drama • Family • Fantasy

It’s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945.

The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.

Despite initially performing poorly at the box office because of stiff competition at the time of its release, the film has become regarded as a classic, and is a staple of Christmas television around the world. The film is considered one of the most loved films in American cinema, and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season.

It’s a Wonderful Life is now considered one of the greatest films ever made. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, placing number 11 on its initial 1998 greatest movie list, number 20 on its revised 2007 greatest movie list, and placing number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time. Capra revealed that this was his personal favorite among the films he directed, and that he screened it for his family every Christmas season. [Wikipedia]

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purposes and to raise funds for the Young Cinema Fund at TPD
• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis

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Watch the film’s trailer here:

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

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