Umberto D. (1952)
89 minutes, 1952, In Italian with English subtitles
Acclaimed Italian director Vittorio De Sica introduces us to Umberto D. a retired and somewhat solitary man faced with the challenges of supporting himself on a government pension. Using mostly regular people instead of actors, this neorealist film authentically communicates the challenges of maintaining dignity in the face of postwar Italy. With the love and dedication of his dog, Umberto ultimately moves past his physical ailments, homelessness and a lack of societal compassion to reawaken his desire to live.
Thursday, Mar 13
Starts at: 1:00 pm