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Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Special Engagements Archive

It’s A Wonderful Life

Happy Holidays!

Special Engagement December 20–23

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 22 at 12:00 Noon. Brattle Passes will be accepted at the door as seating allows but admission cannot be guaranteed; Members are encouraged to purchase the Brattle Member discount ticket in advance.

Select the date & time you wish to attend:

Friday 12/20 at 7:00 PM

Saturday 12/21 at 12:30 3:30 6:30 PM

Sunday 12/22 at 12:30 3:30 6:30 PM

Monday 12/23 at 4:15 7:00 PM

(1946) dir Frank Capra w/Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers [130 min; DCP]
Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a forlorn small-town banker with a serious case of regret who, while considering suicide, meets Clarence (Travers), an angel in training. Clarence shows George what life would be like if he had never been born, and through this George is able to realize how valuable one person’s life can be. This film, which offers one of the most memorable (and bittersweet) Christmas stories ever, is a wonderful reminder that life may not be what we expected but it is still sweet and rich. Forget about watching this classic film at home on TV, we’re showing it the way it was meant to be seen: on the Big Screen!

“It imprints itself inside you, its ready-made comfort as reassuring as taking your favorite holiday ornament out of the box each year, the one you hadn’t remembered you liked so much. Its characters become old friends, people as real to us as our neighbors and co-workers.” Read the rest of Leo Racicot’s Brattle Film Note

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