Before the Christmas onslaught beginsthe shopping, the parties, the rushing around, the (more) parties, the traveling, the endless cries of gimme, gimme, gimmewouldnt it be lovely to take an evening to remember what its all about? Its a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra and released in 1946, was initially a box office flop, but it has come to be considered one of the most inspirational and celebratory films of all time. Its essentially required holiday viewing. In fact, in some states, we believe its actually legislated. And much like the relatives youre forced to be around this time of year, whether you like it or not, youll have Its a Wonderful Life coming out of your pores by New Years Day. May as well see it on the big screen as Capra intended.
Sun., Nov. 30, 6 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 1, 8 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., 2008