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NoVES X-MAS Eve at the Movies: It's a Wonderful Life

  • Thursday, December 24, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • A virtual Screening

NoVES X-MAS Eve at the Movies

When: Thursday, December 24, 2020 7:00 – 9:30 PM, EDT

EVENT DETAILS:  It's a Wonderful Life (1946)


This is a movie showing via Zoom followed by a discussion.  It will start by broadcasting the movie so that we may watch it together. The movie itself is 2 hours 10 minutes.

If you have already seen the movie, you may join the Zoom Meeting at around 9:20 PM to join the discussion.

For those of us who do not have other distractions on December 24th, you are invited to come and watch this classic move for a message of hope, love, and connection to others.  The movie uses an angel to show the protagonist, who is contemplating suicide, the people that he had a positive influence on during his life.  I find that this religious plot device does not detract from the uplifting message of the movie.  Considered one of the greatest films of all time, come check it out and see if you agree.


Wikipedia provides this summary of It’s a Wonderful Life:

It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern published in 1943.  The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George how he, George, has touched the lives of others and how different life would be for his wife Mary and his community of Bedford Falls if he had not been born.

It's a Wonderful Life is considered one of the greatest films of all time. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made. It was No. 11 on the American Film Institute's 1998 greatest movie list, No. 20 on its 2007 greatest movie list, and No. 1 on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time. Capra revealed that it was his favorite among the films he directed and that he screened it for his family every Christmas season. In 1990, the film was designated as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

The Zoom link for this event is included below.

I look forward to the discussion.

Randy Best is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: X-MAS Eve Movie Night

Time: Dec 24, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 865 6341 2356

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