The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life

December 15, 2022

Former NBC Today Show correspondent Bob Dotson (University of Kansas, 1968) serves as narrator for “The Real Bedford Falls: It’s a Wonderful Life.” This half-hour documentary explores the connections between Seneca Falls, New York, and Bedford Falls, the setting of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The documentary examines small-town life in Seneca Falls, captures the excitement of the annual It’s a Wonderful Life Festival, and celebrates the enduring themes of the Frank Capra classic. The film features interviews with Karolyn Grimes (who played Zuzu Bailey in the film), Jimmy Hawkins (who played Tommy Bailey), Monica Capra Hodges, granddaughter of Frank Capra, and film critic Leonard Maltin.

The film was produced by Honest Engine Films and distributed by Virgil Films & Entertainment. It’s available on DVD and on a variety of digital platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Vimeo and Google Play.