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Frank Capra Film Series Comes To Croton Falls' Schoolhouse Theater

Journal News entertainment reporter and editor, Peter D. Kramer, will lead discussions on Frank Capra films.
Journal News entertainment reporter and editor, Peter D. Kramer, will lead discussions on Frank Capra films. Photo Credit: Contributed

CROTON FALLS. NY – Films of the legendary director Frank Capra will be featured Feb. 11, March 10 and May 12 at the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls.

The films are as follows:

  • “Meet John Doe”(1941): Feb . 11
  • “You Can’t Take it With You” (1938): March 10
  • "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939): May 12

The series will be moderated by Journal News entertainment reporter and editor, Peter D. Kramer.

He will introduce each film and lead a post-screening discussion.

Frank Capra was born in Italy and settled in Los Angeles with his family when he was five years old. He didn't mind that his hopelessly sentimental films were written off by critics as "Capra-corn.”

“As a filmmaker, Frank Capra brought an immigrant’s perspective to The American Dream,” said Kramer, a lifelong fan of the three-time Oscar winner.

“I love how he makes the case for the decency and nobility of the little guy,” he continued.

“I guess one of the best examples is Jeff Smith’s line from ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’: ‘I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too,’” a sentiment that resonates still, today. Individual tickets are $10 or $32 for the series.

Click here to purchase tickets or call (914)-277-8477.

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