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Filmový klub: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

220px-Its A Wonderful Life Movie PosterPozývame Vás na verejné premietanie filmu "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" (v angličtine) v InfoUSA centre v ŠVK v Košiciach, Hlavna č. 10, 1. poschodie, dňa 20. decembra 2012 (štvrtok) o 17:00 hod.

Screening Room: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Starts: 2012-12-20  at  17:00

Ends: 2012-12-20  at  19:00

Location: InfoUSA Center at the State Scientific Library in Košice, Hlavna 10, 1st floor

Public show of the Oscar nominated movie (in English)

More about the movie on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Wonderful_Life

It's a Wonderful Life is an American Christmas drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, that was based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", written by Philip Van Doren Stern in 1939, and privately published by the author in 1945. The film is considered one of the most inspirational and best loved movies in American cinema as it currently holds an 8.7 out of 10 rating on the IMDb consumer reviews and a 93% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Released in 1946, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order 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 all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be had he never been born.

Despite initially being considered a box office flop due to high production costs and stiff competition at the time of its release, the film has come to be regarded as a classic and is a staple of Christmas television around the world. Theatrically, the film's break-even point was actually $6.3 million, approximately twice the production cost, a figure it never came close to achieving in its initial release. An appraisal in 2006 reported: "Although it was not the complete box-office failure that today everyone believes ... it was initially a major disappointment and confirmed, at least to the studios, that Capra was no longer capable of turning out the populist features that made his films the must-see, money-making events they once were."

The film was nominated for five Oscars without winning any, the film has since been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, placing number 11 on its initial 1998 greatest movie list, and would also place number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time.

Excerpt taken from http://en.wikipedia.org