Directors’ Debuts of the 1980s: My Left Foot


Main Theater Mon, Mar 11 7:00 PM
Run Time:1H 43M
Release Year:1989
Director:Jim Sheridan


Join us for a brand new series of classics at The Dreamland! This six part series will focus on first films (from the 80s) by some celebrated directors of the last 40 years including Barry Levinson and the Coen Brothers! 


Hosted by Charley Walters, Film for Thought co-curator and Dreamland board member, there will be an introduction each week complete with a variety of interesting details pertaining to the director and the film, with a Q&A and discussion each week following the screening.

This series is FREE to Dreamland members! Become a Dreamland Member today!  Or $10 + $3 service fee for non-members.

March 11: My Left Foot – Jim Sheridan
No one expects much from Christy Brown, a boy with cerebral palsy born into a working-class Irish family. Though Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and essentially paralyzed, a miraculous event occurs when, at the age of 5, he demonstrates control of his left foot by using chalk to scrawl a word on the floor. With the help of his steely mother — and no shortage of grit and determination — Christy overcomes his infirmity to become a painter, poet and author.

March 18: Terms of Endearment – James L. Brooks
Winner Academy Award – Best Picture
Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

March 25: Blood Simple – Coen Brothers
The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

April 1: This is Spinal Tap - Rob Reiner
"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

April 8: Diner – Barry Levinson
Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the Diner behind.