Justice in Film: It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
 Celebrate the holiday season with one of the most enduring films of all time. Jimmy Stewart stars as George Bailey, a man who finds love and meaning in his life on Christmas Eve. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore. 130 min.

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Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.

Mary Owen is the daughter of actress Donna Reed and serves on the board of directors for the Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts. Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.

Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024











When: Fri., December 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400
Price: Free with admission (pay-what-you-wish)
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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
 Celebrate the holiday season with one of the most enduring films of all time. Jimmy Stewart stars as George Bailey, a man who finds love and meaning in his life on Christmas Eve. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore. 130 min.

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Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.

Mary Owen is the daughter of actress Donna Reed and serves on the board of directors for the Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts. Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.

Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Buy tickets/get more info now