The Christmas movie, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ produced and directed by Frank Capra will be screened at 6 pm December 29 at the American Center, Colombo-03.
Loosely based on the short story “The Greatest Gift” written by Philip Van Doren Stern, the 1946 film was nominated for five Oscars and recognized as one of the 100 best American films ever made.
The leading roles were played by James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Henry Travers.
The film takes place in the fictional town of Bedford Falls shortly after World War II and stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve gains the attention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers) who is sent to help him in his hour of need. Much of the film is told through flashbacks spanning George’s entire life and narrated by Franklin and Joseph, unseen Angels who are preparing Clarence for his mission to save George.
Through these flashbacks we see all the people whose lives have been touched by George and the difference he has made to the community in which he lives.