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Interview: Leonard Maltin on Capra, Classic Films and Movies That Prove 'Life Can Be Beautiful'

Filipa Rodrigues, KUT News

It’s Memorial Day weekend – the first big weekend of the summer season and plenty of movies are battling at the box office.

Burt alongside the latest “Star Trek” and “Hangover” sequels is another movie: The 1933 Frank Capra film “Lady for a Day.” Film Critic Leonard Maltin is in Austin for its showing tonight at the Paramount Theater, as part of its summer film series.

KUT’s Emily Donahue spoke with Maltin “Lady for a Day” and Frank Capra, movies’ changing distribution channels, the allure of classic films and more.

“Introducing a 90 year-old movie that still has tremendous entertainment values and relevance and brings joy to viewers is no small matter.”

Emily Donahue is a former grants writer for KUT. She previously served as news director and helped launch KUT’s news department in 2001.
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