Orson Welles said it would make a stone cry. A classic American film, Leo McCarey's rarely shown comedy/drama "Make Way for Tomorrow"is playing at the Sonoma Film Institute on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 4 p.m. in Warren Auditorium.
McCarey's masterful depression-era film (1937) is about a sweet elderly couple who lose their home in a bank foreclosure and are forced to move in with their grown children.
Admission is $6 general admission, $5 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $4 for SFI members and children under 12, and free for SSU students.
"Make Way for Tomorrow" is the seventh of fourteen films slated for screenings during the spring semester. Upcoming films include:
• "The Secret of the Grain" - March 25, March 27
• "Soul Kitchen" - April 1, April 3
• "La Mission" - April 8, April 10
• "I Know Where I'm Going" - April 15
• "Troubled Water" - April 29
• "Le Quattro Volte" - May 6, May 8
• "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" - May 13, May 15
The Sonoma Film Institute (SFI) is located on the Sonoma State University campus, and is the oldest film repertory organization in the North Bay Area. Since 1973, SFI has unspooled enough celluloid to reach the next galaxy.
Each year, between September and May, SFI presents more than 50 films. These screenings - ranging from silent cinema to the avant-garde, from contemporary American fare to films from the Third World - expand the educational opportunities to students, as well as providing cultural benefit to the campus and surrounding community.