Thu 12/12 @ 7:30PM
Few holiday films are as beloved or iconic as Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. The 1946 film, which sentimentalizes small-town life, follows a man named George Bailey who is contemplating suicide after a money mix-up gets him in financial and legal trouble, saying he wished he had never been born. A guardian angel appears to show him what would have happened to the people he knows and the town of Bedford Falls if he had never lived and of course happily ever after etc.
The film will show on a big screen at Severance Hall, while the Cleveland Orchestra plays Dmitri Tiomkin’s score. Assistant conductor Vinay Parameswaran leads the orchestra, which will be joined by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
Tickets are $76.