According to a 2015 survey by bridal rag The Knot, the average American wedding costs more than $30,000. While elaborate festivities and celebrations are nice, weddings don’t have to drive you to the poor house: Marriage licenses go for just $45 in D.C. It’s the associated costs of wedded bliss that force the titular lovers apart in Ermanno Olmi’s 1963 film The Fiances. Giovanni and Liliana are committed partners who have wanted to marry for years but lack the funds to do so. In order to speed up the process, Giovanni takes a welding job in Sicily. Lest you think the film devolves into some Nicholas Sparks-esque weeper about lost love and aching hearts, rest assured that Olmi is a subtle filmmaker, not a heavy-handed hack. Imagine a romance about long-distance love more in line with Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy than The Notebook. The film shows at 4 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov.