Dayton Metro Library announces free film series for May

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If settling in with a good movie on a Sunday afternoon sounds good to you, the Dayton Metro Library is the place to be.

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The library’s popular monthly film series, Sunday Movies @ Main, has announced the films to be shown in May. All films are free and start at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Eichelberger Forum, 215 E. Third St. in Dayton.

MAY 5

The Southerner (1945) 

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.

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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. 

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A new pocket park is located across the street from the new Main Library. The tower in the park is a tribute to the previous library built in the 1960s. Its is covered in granite from the old library and Robert C. Koepnick's sculpture takes center stage. LISA POWELL / STAFF

A new pocket park is located across the street from the new Main Library. The tower in the park is a tribute to the previous library built in the 1960s. Its is covered in granite from the old library and Robert C. Koepnick's sculpture takes center stage. LISA POWELL / STAFF

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A new pocket park is located across the street from the new Main Library. The tower in the park is a tribute to the previous library built in the 1960s. Its is covered in granite from the old library and Robert C. Koepnick's sculpture takes center stage. LISA POWELL / STAFF

MAY 12 

I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otro idioma) (2017)

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 50 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.

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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. 

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Sunday Movies @ Main will be held in the Eichelberger Forum at Dayton's Main Library .LISA POWELL / STAFF

Sunday Movies @ Main will be held in the Eichelberger Forum at Dayton's Main Library .LISA POWELL / STAFF

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Sunday Movies @ Main will be held in the Eichelberger Forum at Dayton's Main Library .LISA POWELL / STAFF

MAY 19 

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) 

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.

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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. 

For more information, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (937) 463-2665.

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