The Salt of Life

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

The Salt of Life

Gianni Di Gregorio, 2011

Wex at Gateway

Join us at the Gateway Film Center (located in the South Campus Gateway, just three blocks to our south) where we program a different exceptional independent or international title for a run of at least two weeks each month. Wexner Center members pay member pricing for all Wex at Gateway screenings—and save on most other movies at Gateway too.

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, June 1, 2012Thu, June 14, 2012
Repeats every day until Thu Jun 14 2012 .

“Lustrous, effortless, entrancing, it infects your mood as happily as a hazy Roman afternoon.”—The Financial Times

In his warm and witty follow up to Mid-August Lunch (a sleeper hit at the Wex in 2010), writer-director-actor Gianni Di Gregorio has created another sparkling comedy—this time with a dash of the bittersweet. Di Gregorio charmingly plays a middle-aged retiree who finds himself invisible to the women around him, at least in regards to romance. Saddled with a demanding mother (played by Lunch’s marvelous nonagenarian actress Valeria de Franciscis) and envious of his other “codger” friends snaring beautiful younger women, Di Gregorio tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life—with both hilarious and poignant results. (90 mins., video)

Neutral Milk Hotel

Tickets for Next@Wex Fest 2014—with headliner Neutral Milk Hotel, as well as Circulatory System and Connections—on sale now.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).