STAFF PICK: NEVER ON SUNDAY (35mm)
December 02 only
Matt’s Staff Pick! PYGMALION meets PRETTY WOMAN IN Jules Dassin’s NEVER ON SUNDAY on 35mm!
The Greek film industry took center stage in 1960 with the release of the off-beat romantic comedy NEVER ON SUNDAY. Free spirit and prostitute Ilya (Melina Mercouri) lives in a Greek port city. Open and amiable, she makes friends often and easily. She encounters Homer Thrace (Jules Dassin), a vacationing American who is obsessed with ancient Greek culture. Homer feels that modern Greece is a shadow of its former self, and he believes that Ilya is a prime example of contemporary decadence. He makes it his goal to amend Ilya’s easygoing ways, but she has stronger principles than Homer expected.
“NEVER ON SUNDAY was the brainchild of American expatriate Jules Dassin. After a promising start in Hollywood as director of such acclaimed film noirs as Brute Force (1947) and The Naked City (1948), Dassin had been subpoenaed by the House Committee on Un-American Activities because of his liberal politics.” -TCM.
Directed by Jules Dassin. 93 min. 1960. 35mm.
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