Shoeshine

Saturday, July 20 11:30am

Monday, July 22 7pm

Shoeshine boys were the squeegee kids of postwar Italy — hustling to make a coin and a bit too underfoot for some. Vittoria De Sica’s early neorealist triumph follows two urchins (Franco Interlenghi and Rinaldo Smordoni, both terrific) from the street into Italy’s juvenile-justice system, which tears them apart. It’s shocking how much a 78-year-old film resonates today. – Lee Gardner

1946 Vittorio De Sica 1.33:1 B&W 92 min. In Italian with subtitles.