|03/27/2015||RBFS Monthly Screenings series presents |
Just added to the Academy® Award shortlist for Best Documentary feature, this film is a fascinating glimpse into the life of art forger, Mark Landis. A small eccentric Mississippian, with a history of mental illness, Landis copied works by famous artists such as Dr. Seuss, Charles Schultz, and even Pablo Picasso, convincingly enough that he was able to donate them to museums all over the Southern United States. When his deceitful philanthropy is exposed, he must take responsibility for the legacy of his 30-year fraud. Marshall Fine of “nyfcc.com” says, “Art and Craft” is like a mystery story where you know who did it and then watch the authorities zero in on him . . . ” [2014, USA, Runtime: 89 min, Not Rated]. A post-film discussion will be led by Kim Klabe. Kim is the Education Director for the Rehoboth Art League
Movies at Midway, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, 19971
|03/16/2015||RBFS Cinema & Art series presents |
The Cinema & Art series presents a screening of the entertaining documentary, “Mona Lisa is Missing” on Monday, March 16, at The INN at Canal Square, 122 Market Street in Lewes. A reception with light refreshments begins at 6:30 pm, followed by the film screening at 7:00 pm and then a post-screening discussion. This event is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Rehoboth Art League, and The INN at Canal Square.
On August 21, 1911, Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre and remained missing for nearly 2 ½ years. It was the biggest news story of its day and made headlines around the world. The French police were perplexed and even Pablo Picasso was questioned. Although the painting was discovered and returned in 1913, the reasons behind the theft were never made clear – until now. Filmmaker Joe Medeiros spent an obsessive 30 years pouring over thousands of police reports, court files, and letters until he finally found the missing piece of the story. Nominated as Best Documentary Feature at Austin Film Festival and winner of the Jury Prize for Best Historical Documentary at San Antonio Film Festival, Rebecca Romani of “KPBS News” says, “Medeiros has created a fascinating documentary that gives warmth and energy to yet another telling of what could well be considered the art crime of the century.” [2012, USA, Italy, Runtime: 85 min, NR] A post-film discussion will be led by the director, Joe Medeiros and the producer of the film, Justine Mestichelli. Joe began his career as a joke writer for Jay Leno and remained with him for 22 years – 14 as head writer of “The Tonight Show.” Justine has produced several documentaries – “Mona Lisa is Missing” being her first feature length film. Joe and Justine have been married for 40 years.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $15 each (includes pre-screening refreshments and film screening), and can be purchased online at www.rehobothfilm.com or by calling 302-645-9095 ext.1. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
The INN at Canal Square 122 Market Street, LEWES, DE, 19958
|03/14/2015||RBFS Met Opera Live in HD series presents |
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of Rossini’s “La Donna del Lago” on Saturday, March 14 at 12:55 pm at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater.
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval highlands of Scotland and based on a beloved narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott. With their powerful vocals embellishing the tragic plot, DiDonato stars as the titled “lady of the lake” and Flórez as the king who relentlessly pursues her. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Curran, who describes the story as two-fold: a political drama as well as a romantic triangle. He further notes that this piece, through brilliant vocal means, makes a great showcase for star singers such as DiDonato and Flórez. Conducted by Michele Mariotti. [2015, Sung in Italian, Runtime: 3 hours 30 min, Subtitles in English]
Lunch from Hobos Restaurant will be available in the atrium of the High School starting at 12:00 noon, and continuing through the intermission.
In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene workings. This stunning production is the ninth in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series of 10 dates of live simulcast transmissions. The season concludes on April 25 with the double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” For more information about the entire season, visit www.rehobothfilm.com.
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $25 for adults, $22 for Met members, $22 for RBFS members, $22 for Seniors (65+), $15 for Students (with ID), $15 for children (12 and under). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reserved seats). Online reservations may be made with MasterCard or VISA until noon on Friday, March 13. Admission will be offered at the door with cash payment only. Approximate ending time is 4:30 pm.
Cape Henlopen High School, LEWES, DE, 19958
|03/11/2015||RBFS Read A Movie series presents |
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Rehoboth Beach Public Library invite film and/or literary enthusiasts to a screening of “Guys and Dolls” on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the upstairs community room at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Adapted from two short stories, “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure,” by American writer Damon Runyon, this blockbuster film stars Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Jean Simmons.
This screening is part of the monthly Read a Movie series in which members read a little-known short story in advance of the screening, then gather to watch the film and share their thoughts about how well—or not so well—the story was expanded to the big screen.
Great songs, stellar performances and a star studded cast make this 1955 musical, a time honored classic. With indestructible numbers like, “If I Were a Bell,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” and “Luck be a Lady,” it’s just as vibrant today as it was then. “Guys and Dolls” is the saga of incurable gamblers, Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, who involve each other in a plot to maintain
Rehoboth Beach Library 226 Rehoboth Avenue, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, 19971
|03/06/2015||RBFS Delmarva Connections series presents |
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Lewes Historical Society are co-presenting Delmarva Connections, a three-part film series that explore connections to the region around us. The final event of the 2015 series takes place on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 pm with a screening of the film, “Brewmore Baltimore” at The INN at Canal Square, 122 West Market Street, Lewes, Delaware.
This informative documentary chronicles the story of one of the most vibrant and popular industries in the United States – beer. With nearly one billion in annual sales, the U.S. beer market is growing rapidly. At its peak, in the early 1900s, the brewing industry in Baltimore distributed products by over 40 distinct breweries, and National Brewing Company was producing over 1 million barrels per year. Although the industry declined, it made a resurgence in the mid-1980s and microbreweries started opening in neighborhoods throughout the city. “Brewmore Baltimore” takes us on a journey through Baltimore’s past and present as historian Maureen O’Prey guides us through the city’s rich brewing history. We learn about the old stalwarts of the trade and are introduced to Baltimore’s newest set of modern day brewers. A review on baltimorepostexaminer.com says, “When the film ends, it feels much like the introduction to something much larger. It’s like it’s setting up some grand adventure that is just beginning.” A post-film discussion will be led by filmmaker Nicholas Kovacic and Baltimore historian Maureen O’ Prey. [2014, US, Runtime: 65 minutes, Not Rated]
Admission for this event is $5 for adults and $3 for children twelve and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rehobothfilm.com or by calling the Rehoboth Beach Film Society at 302.645.9095, ext. 1.
The INN at Canal Square 122 Market Street, LEWES, DE, 19958
|03/04/2015||RBFS Around the World series presents |
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Lewes Public Library, and Movies at Midway present, “Grigris” as March’s film for the Around the World series on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 pm in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway. The Around the World film series presents critically acclaimed, international independent films. The generous sponsorship of Movies at Midway allows the screenings to be free and open to the public.
This low-key crime story is a sympathetic tale of dashed dreams and personal sacrifice depicted against the beautiful imagery of Chad’s sub-Saharan landscape. Despite a paralyzed leg, impoverished photographer Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer. He performs his flamboyant dance moves at local clubs in return for donations. When his step-father becomes ill he risks his future to pay off the hospital bills. He befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, and they decide to leave their old life behind to start a new one together. But their bad decisions catch up with them and they have to run for their lives. Winner of a Vulcan Award for Technical Achievement at the Cannes Film Festival, Gary Kramer of “Philadelphia Metro,” says “Grigris” is engrossing . . . pure poetry in motion!” [2013, France/Chad, Runtime: 101 min, Not Rated, French & Arabic with English subtitles]
Movies at Midway, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, 19971
|03/07/2015||25th Anniversary Chocolate Festival|
The 25th Anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival is Saturday, March 7, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. This year will feature only professional entries in seven categories including: Brownie, Cake, Candy, Cookie, Pie, Other, and Showpiece. To commemorate the Festival’s Silver Anniversary, many new events are planned plus a limited number of V.I.P Golden Tickets. The $20 V.I.P ticket allows two-hour early event admission from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 25 tastes. From 1:30-4:30 p.m., General Admission tickets are $10 for 10 tastes and children 12 and under are $5 for 5 tastes. Purchase tickets at the door, or in advance online at www.downtownrb.com or at the Rehoboth Beach Main Street office. This mouthwatering event is brought to you by Rehoboth Beach Main Street and Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Library. Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or call 302.227.2772.
229 Rehoboth Ave, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, 19971