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See It Big! Holiday Films

Nov 19 — Dec 24, 2016

The family gatherings, celebrations, and warm spirits of the holidays from Thanksgiving to Christmas have inspired countless movies. While many of these are filled with sentimentality and schmaltz, the best holiday movies go beneath the holiday cheer to find ambivalence, feelings of discord beneath the surface. It’s a Wonderful Life, after all, is about a banker facing a suicidal crisis. With a wide selection of great movies by directors including Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Joe Dante, John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Ernst Lubitsch, Vincente Minnelli, and more, here is our holiday treat, an assortment of classic movies to be enjoyed on the big screen.


See It Big! is an ongoing series organized by Reverse Shot editors Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, Chief Curator David Schwartz, and Associate Film Curator Eric Hynes.