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It's A Colorful Life 

Now that the kids have cleared the tree of presents, you've assembled the Barbie Dream House and initiated the mandatory three-hour firmware download on the Nintendo Wii U, you don't have much time till you'll be back toiling away at the salt mines to pay off the credit card. Keep the real world at bay and hang on to those visions of sugar plums just a bit longer by spending Christmas night in the warm confines of Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue) for a free screening of Frank Capra's 1946 classic It's a Wonderful Life -- in color. Though filmed in black and white, Capra long expressed interest in bringing color to his film, but early colorization attempts from the '80s were disastrous, giving the film a washed-out pastel sheen that lacked detail. Fortunately, the technology has come a long way from the days when Ted Turner threatened to sic the crayons on Citizen Kane. Legend Film's colorized It's a Wonderful Life is mighty impressive and even comes with the approval of the Capra estate. It's a Wonderful Life starts at 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday (December 24 and 25). For more information, visit
Mon., Dec. 24; Tue., Dec. 25, 2012

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