Prelude to War

26 February
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$14 / $12 (includes entry to It’s a Wonderful Life @ 3.15PM)

This is the first of Capra’s patriotic Why We Fight film series, commissioned by the US Office of War Information during the Second World War. It weaves together found footage, re-enactments and booming omniscient narration in support of America’s involvement in the war. More importantly, it is a vital piece of cultural history, giving insights into how official narratives are told. NFSA 16mm print.

Ticket price includes entry to It’s a Wonderful Life @ 3.15PM

See more films in the Lost Horizon: Frank Capra's America season.