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BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS 40 book online at bfi.org.uk FROM FRI 15 – SAT 30 DEC THU 7 DEC THU 14 DEC THU 21 DEC SAT 23 DEC WED 27 DEC 18:20 NFT2 20:45 NFT3 18:10 NFT3 12:40 NFT3 14:30 NFT3 It’s a Wonderful Life USA 1947. Dir Frank Capra. With James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Gloria Grahame. 129min. Digital. U After reviewing what he regards as the many failures in his life, unremarkable businessman George (Stewart) is reduced to thoughts of suicide. Capra’s classic is altogether darker than its evergreen popularity might suggest; if the angel who turns up to try and persuade George to carry on is pure ‘Capracorn,’ the accent on constant compromise makes for affecting and thoughtprovoking entertainment. See p28 for our Gloria Grahame season, and p47 for a BFI Families screening The Wizard of Oz USA 1939. Dir Victor Fleming. With Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley. 102min. Digital. U A young girl (Garland) living on a Kansas homestead yearns for a better life – and, thanks to a tornado, is transported with her dog to another time, another place: Oz, where she encounters some very odd inhabitants and seeks out the Wizard who might sort out their various problems... Based on L Frank Baum’s book, this genuinely strange film remains popular with all ages. See p47 for a BFI Families ticket offer Image: Turner Entertainment


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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