Dayton Metro Library’s popular Sunday Movies @ Main series continues in May 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.
In this Academy Award nominated drama directed by champion of poetic realism, Jean Renoir, Sam Tucker, a Texan cotton picker, has aspirations to run his own farm and create a better life for his family. Along with his wife, Nona, Sam works tirelessly on an abandoned plot of land, but numerous difficulties and hardships arise, making his humble dream a difficult one to achieve.
Nominated for Best Director, Best Sound, and Best Music - Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture at the Academy Awards. Winner of Best Director and named one of the Top Ten films of 1945 by the National Board of Review. Winner of Best Feature Film at the Venice Film Festival.
"Jean Renoir's 1945 examination of dirt farmers in the American south is probably his finest Hollywood film, which is to say a masterpiece." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for World Cinema/Dramatic, and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema, I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE follows a young linguist into the jungles of Mexico as he tries to learn about and preserve a mysterious indigenous language. A language, as he discovers, at the point of disappearing since the last two speakers had a fight fifty years ago and refuse to speak a word with each other.
Trying to bring the two old friends back together, he discovers that hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret concealed by the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat once again.
Director Ernesto Contreras is a former winner of the Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, and this acclaimed film is his most accomplished to date.
"Poetic Mexican film raises philosophical questions about what is lost when a language - and by extension, our elders' memory - is allowed to fade away unpreserved." - Peter Debruge, Variety
This Oscar-winning, sparklingly original comedy casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. In Naples, they are poor but resourceful, selling black market cigarettes on the streets. In Milan, Loren is costumed in Christian Dior and debates her preference for a Rolls Royce or her husband. And in Rome, Mastroianni is an industry scion who helps Loren's prostitute set a wavering priest back onto the spiritual plane.
Witty and unforgettable, this gem from master filmmaker Vittorio de Sica (Two Women, Marriage Italian Style) is picture-postcard beautiful and effortlessly hilarious. Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 1964 Academy Awards. Mastroianni's performance also won Best Foreign Actor at the 1965 BAFTA Film Awards.
MAY 26 – Closed for Memorial Day