Life Lessons from Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life" (John Hutchinson)

What is it about the 1945 Frank Capra classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” that draws people to it every Christmas season? It isn’t the special effects and amazing cinematography (Think of the cheesy opening scene depicting heaven and the angelic discussion that looks like it was done in an elementary science class project), it has nothing to do with modern popular actors and it’s not necessarily a show about Christmas and to top it off it’s in black & white! Yet, there is a pull to watch the movie that is beyond description. Or is there something that attracts us that we long for in our lives and society that is seemingly missing? Author Bob Welch has studied this film and storyline and reveals to us there is an important life lesson in almost every scene in this movie. He wrote a book entitled “52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life”. We will choose some of these lessons, watch a clip from the movie and discuss what we observe and hear. If “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of your favorite movies, this group is for you!
 
 
 

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What is it about the 1945 Frank Capra classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” that draws people to it every Christmas season? It isn’t the special effects and amazing cinematography (Think of the cheesy opening scene depicting heaven and the angelic discussion that looks like it was done in an elementary science class project), it has nothing to do with modern popular actors and it’s not necessarily a show about Christmas and to top it off it’s in black & white! Yet, there is a pull to watch the movie that is beyond description. Or is there something that attracts us that we long for in our lives and society that is seemingly missing? Author Bob Welch has studied this film and storyline and reveals to us there is an important life lesson in almost every scene in this movie. He wrote a book entitled “52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life”. We will choose some of these lessons, watch a clip from the movie and discuss what we observe and hear. If “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of your favorite movies, this group is for you!