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Past Programs
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
Mary Owen, Dale Marsha Gregory (moderator)
Fri, December 28th, 2012 | 7:00 pm


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 are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).


Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s inaugural film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Produced in conjunction with New-York Historical’s exhibition WWII & NYC, this selection of classic films will show a broad scope of life during and after the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Celebrate the holidays with one of America’s most enduring, classic holiday films. 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, Henry Travers, and Lionel Barrymore.


Mary Owen is the daughter of Donna Reed, star of such films as From Here to Eternity and It's A Wonderful Life, and serves on the board of directors for the Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts. She has introduced her mother's films at such venues as the IFC Theater Center and on Turner Classic Movies. Dale Marsha Gregory (moderator) is the Vice President for Public Programs at the New-York Historical Society.


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

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