“It’s A Wonderful Life” – The Frank Capra/Jimmy Stewart Holiday classic!”
Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered what about the history and stories behind on one of the most beloved holiday films of all time, It’s A Wonderful Life? Join us for “FilmBar Film School” where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide “live commentary” on the beloved Jimmy Stewart 1946 holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra!
The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to “read” a film creatively.
After the film, we can discuss what we’ve learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation as one of the all time great uplifting films. Start your holiday season off early with this “feel good” classic!
(NOTE: While no “homework” or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you’ve never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to “experience” the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)