Tag Archives: Frank Capra

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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Stanwyck and Capra: An Intense Connection, Revisited

“I would say Frank Capra fell in love with her,” biographer Victoria Wilson said of Barbara Stanwyck last night at Film Forum in New York City. Really, who can blame him? And now, thanks to Film Forum’s 40-film Stanwyck retrospective, … 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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UPDATE – Silent Comedy from Mack Sennett on TCM – Week 4

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long tribute to comedy pioneer Mack Sennett concludes tonight with 21 short subjects produced between 1926 and 1933, all restored by CineMuseum. Brew up a pot of strong coffee, because the final night of the festival ends … Continue reading

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