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SUNDAY MOVIES @ MAIN Free Films in MARCH at the Main Library

Dayton Metro Library’s popular Sunday Movies @ Main series continues in March with more out-of-the-ordinary films. All films are free and start at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Eichelberger Forum, 215 E. Third Street. The Eichelberger Forum features flexible seating, a DLP Laser Projector and a 226” screen with 18.8-foot diagonal viewing space. Bring your own snacks.


Seven Beauties (1975) March 10
Seven Beauties is an Italian black comedy about a petty thief who lives off the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost. Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Film, Roger Ebert called it “one of the strangest and most intriguing of recent European films.” In Italian with English subtitles.

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2013) March 17
In 1991, the entire country watched as a poised African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice, recounted repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, this documentary celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career.

Sudden Fear (1952) March 24
In this rediscovered masterpiece of film noir, Joan Crawford plays a successful playwright who marries a mediocre actor (Jack Palance). She soon discovers that he not only married her for money, he also plans to murder her with the help of his lover (Gloria Grahame). Francois Truffaut said, "There is not a shot in this film that isn't necessary to its dramatic progression. Not a shot, either, that isn't fascinating and doesn't make us think it's a masterpiece of cinema."

Always at the Carlyle (2018) March 31
This documentary brings to life the untold stories of this legendary New York hotel, from employees to celebrity guests including George Clooney, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Bourdain, Wes Anderson, Jon Hamm and more. While the walls at The Carlyle Hotel don't talk, they definitely whisper. "[An] insightful and occasionally revealing look at the 88-year-old Manhattan institution where the rich and famous enjoy being rich and famous." - Richard Roeper, The

The Florida Project
Purple Noon
Last Men in Aleppo

 “Sunday Movies @ Main are overlooked masterpieces, classics, foreign films, indies or documentaries you aren’t likely to see elsewhere,” said Chuck Duritsch, External Relations Manager.

All of the films in the Sunday Movies @ Main series are from the Library’s Kanopy collection. Kanopy offers what The New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights.” It showcases more than 30,000 films including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie films, and world cinema. Library cardholders can stream Kanopy films free of charge at

For more information, visit the events calendar at, or call 937.463.2665.

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