WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Scenes from a life lived through a lens. Followed by a screening of It's a Wonderful Life. What happens when you spend most of your childhood in a cinema? Does it mean movies become more real than ‘real life'? Film critic Mark Kermode talks about some real life scenes that he remembers with cinematic clarity: getting shot at while interviewing Werner Herzog in Hollywood, being handbagged by Helen Mirren at the BAFTAs and being thrown out of the Cannes Film Festival for heckling in very bad French. Outspoken, opinionated, and never lost for words, Kermode gives an hilarious account of a life obsessed with film. Followed by Mark introducing a screening of one of his favourite films - Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.
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