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So, D.C. gets a chance to see Tits a Wonderful Life!, the rarely screened risque remake of the Capra Christmas classic. It’s an all-nude, Oh! Calcutta!-style revue where we finally get to see how the wing-desiring, underachieving angel Clarence Oddbody gets his name. Although I must say, the moment George Bailey holds his daughter aloft and screams “Zuzu!” crosses the line. Talk about yer “blue” Christmas! What’s that? Oh, it’s not Tits a Wonderful Life!, but the original, with Jimmy Stewart. Well, there’s not much in the way of nudity in that one. It’s a really nice message movie, though, even if It’s a Wonderful Life is a little disturbingly pro-life. And—especially around the holidays—we all wanna feel special and be reminded that our lives make a difference. So even if it’s a little tired and cliched, it’s not “patronizing” and “doggerel” as that lovable buzzkill Pauline Kael said. And even though the cast is joylessly clad in vestments, it’ll be a nice chance to see the syrupy classic on the (sorta) big screen. Swing by at 7:30 p.m. (see Showtimes for other dates) at the American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 244-1949. (DD)