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Online Seminar: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Online Seminar: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Tuesday, November 08, 2022 / 07:30 pm

Hannah Jack, a writer for Turner Classic Movies, leads a live discussion on The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).

Clocking in just under three hours, William Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives was one of the most financially successful films of its time. It is about three WWII veterans returning from the war to find that their lives at home have irreparably changed. Samuel Goldwyn commissioned a wartime reporter to pen the script after reading a Time article about soldiers readjusting to civilian life. This film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Where to watch this film: Rent on Amazon, Apple

Registration is for the discussion only and does not include the film.

Hannah Jack is a writer for Turner Classic Movies, scripting the introductions to movies that air on the network, delivered by TCM hosts Ben Mankiewicz, Dave Karger, and Jacqueline Stewart. Hannah has also written hosted introductions for films on HBO Max, FilmStruck, and classic movies screened in theaters around the country as part of the TCM Fathom Events Big Screen Classics Series. In 2014, Hannah appeared on the network to introduce a film of her choice with TCM's original host, Robert Osborne. Hannah is also an author of young adult fiction and a tenured NYC public school teacher. In 2013, she served as the founding English teacher of a new vocational high school in Manhattan and chaired the English department in the school's first four years. In 2018, Hannah returned to her native Bucks County, and she's thrilled to be able to bring her film and teaching expertise to the Renew Theaters community, including the County Theater, where she cultivated her love of movies as a kid.

This talk is a program of DEEP FOCUS, a virtual film discussion series lead by film industry experts and scholars. Access is free for Majestic Members. Email majestictheaternews@gettysburg.edu for member access.