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Donna Reed at 100

With a career spanning over 40 years, multiple Emmy nominations over 50 film and television credits, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award, Donna Reed was a Hollywood Icon born on a farm outside of Denison, Iowa. We celebrate her life and work on the occasion of her centenary with a selection of films from her Oscar winning performance in From Here to Eternity to her breakthrough role in the Christmas Classic It’s a Wonderful Life and a Veteren’s Day presentation of They Were Expendable directed by John Ford. Most screenings will feature Reed’s daughter, Mary Owen, to contextualize her mother’s work through letters, stories, and conversations, with a return visit from Donna’s Oscar for From Here to Eternity!

Upcoming Screenings

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

1946 / USA / Frank Capra

Fri, Dec 177:00pmTue, Dec 214:00pm

In Frank Capra’s definitive holiday classic, an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Presented in glorious 35mm!

Previous Screenings

DEADLY LESSONS

1982 / United States / William Wiard (Tom Horn)

Kiss the girls and make them sigh. Hunt them down and watch them die! On 16mm film!

THEY WERE EXPENDABLE

1945 / USA / John Ford

A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

1953 / USA / Fred Zinnemann

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit’s team, while his captain’s wife and second-in-command are falling in love.