Category Archives: IFC Center

Christmas Eve with Donna Reed’s Daughter

The climax of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE may be the most reliably tear-inducing sequence in American film. But at a Christmas Eve screening at New York City’s IFC Center with special guest Mary Owen, daughter of Donna Reed, … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Old Movie Weirdos

“You’re an Old Movie Weirdo,” my girlfriend said to me. “I know you don’t think you are, but you are.” Before we go any further, you need to know something about Maggie: she’s honest to a fault, particularly when it … Continue reading

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How I Almost Ruined IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

There I was at the IFC Center in New York, about to see a 35mm print of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE in a theater filled with excited fans. Even better, Donna Reed’s daughter was on hand to introduce … Continue reading

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Screening Report: THE SEARCHERS (1956); DETOUR (1945); and THE PASSENGER (1975) at IFC Center

On Friday, the IFC Center in New York City kicked off a week-long festival of road movies selected by Walter Salles, director of the upcoming adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s ON THE ROAD. I saw three of the iconic films presented this … Continue reading

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