|02/26/2015 - 02/27/2015||RBFS Monthly Screenings series presents |
For February’s Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society proudly presents a showcase of this year's Academy® Award nominees for Best Live Action Short Film. The screenings will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 26 at The Den at Bear Trap Dunes and at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 27 in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway.
Just days after the Oscar® winner is announced you can decide for yourself if you agree with the judges’ choice. This year’s five nominees are:
Aya – A young woman waiting at an airport has an unexpected encounter with an arriving passenger. [2013, Israel/ France, Runtime: 39 min, English Language, Not Rated]
Boogaloo and Graham – Jamesy and Malachy are presented with two baby chicks to raise by their soft-hearted father. [2014, UK, Runtime: 14 min, Not Rated]
Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak) – A photographer and his assistant photograph the inhabitants of a remote Tibetan village. [2013, China/France, Runtime: 15 minutes, Tibetan with English subtitles, Not Rated]
Parvaneh – An Afghan teenager living in a refugee center in Switzerland encounters difficulties wiring money to her family and asks a young Swiss woman for help. [2012, Switzerland/Dari, Runtime: 25 min, German with English subtitles, Not Rated]
The Phone Call – A woman working for a crisis center phone line receives a call from a suicidal older man. [2013, UK, Runtime: 20 min, Not Rated]
Admission for Monthly Screenings is $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door to each screening on a first-come, first-served basis. On the evening of the screening, attendees at Ocean View can receive 10% off The Den’s regular dinner entrees. The restaurant begins serving dinner at 4:30 pm; reservations and early arrivals for dinner are encouraged.
The Den at Bear Trap Dunes & Movies at Midway, OCEAN VIEW, DE, 19970
No need to fly to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year! Celebrate with Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS) at the downtown “GUMBO CRAWL” on Sunday, February 15, from 2-5:00 p.m. Simply purchase a $5 voting ballot and walk to the 12 participating restaurants to taste the different gumbo recipes. After tasting at least five gumbo samples, cast your ballot for your favorite gumbo by 5:00 p.m. The Winner will be announced on FAT Tuesday, February 17th, at 8:00 p.m., at The Purple Parrot, 134 Rehoboth Avenue. The restaurant receiving the most votes will be crowned the downtown Rehoboth 2015 Gumbo Crawl Winner! The 2015 Gumbo Crawl participating restaurants include Café Azafran, Dos Locos, Fins, Hobos, Lula Brazil, Mariachi, Mixx, The Pond Bar & Grill, Purple Parrott, Papa Grande’s, Rigby’s, and the Seafood Shack. Ballots can be purchased in advance or the day of the event in the participating restaurants (except Papa Grande’s). Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or call 302.227.2772.
Downtown Rehoboth, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, 19971
|02/14/2015 - 02/15/2015||RBFS Another Take series presents |
Movies at Midway, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, 19971
|02/14/2015||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 both Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” on Saturday, February 14 at 12:30 pm at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater.
On the heels of her triumphant Met performances as Tatiana in “Eugene Onegin,” soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (“Iolanta”) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (“Bluebeard’s Castle”). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in “Iolanta,” while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1040s. “Iolanta” also stars Piotr Beczala, and Maestro Valery Gergiev conducts both operas. [2015, Sung in Russian/Hungarian, Runtime: 3 hours 40 minutes, Subtitles in English]
Lunch from Hobos Restaurant will be available in the atrium of the High School starting at 11:30 am, 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 mesmerizing production is the eighth in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series of 10 dates of live simulcast transmissions. The season continues with Rossini’s “La Donna del Lago” on March 14. 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, February 13. Admission will be offered at the door with cash payment only. Approximate ending time is 4:10 pm.
Cape Henlopen High School, LEWES, DE, 19958
|02/13/2015||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 explores connections to the region around us. The second film event of the 2015 series takes place on Friday, February 13 at 7:00 pm with a screening of the film, “Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves” at The INN at Canal Square, 122 West Market Street, Lewes, Delaware.
New York City was once the oyster capitol of the world with more than 250 square miles of oyster beds in its harbor. But in the 1900s, pollution and disease shut down the beds and their presence was almost entirely erased – until now. In her internationally acclaimed documentary, director Emily Driscoll chronicles how a New York City public school is helping run an oyster restoration project that is trying to bring oysters back to this once rich habitat. By educating students in fields such as aquaculture and marine biology, the city hopes the next generation of New Yorkers will feel a connection to the harbor and will have the skills necessary to manage it. Driscoll believes these efforts, led by students, environmentalists, government officials and artists, to restore these reefs, can set an example for other communities with ecosystems at risk. Says Driscoll, “People can work within their own expertise to put oysters back in the water. The Harbor School sets an incredible example of protecting and restoring an ecosystem in their own backyard.” A post-film discussion will be led by Chris Bason. Chris is the executive director of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. [2012, US, Runtime: 40 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
|02/04/2015||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 “In the Bedroom” on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the upstairs community room at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. This feature length film is based on the short story, “Killings” by master short story writer, Andre Dubus. The 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.
Expertly crafted, this film stars Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson as happily married couple – Ruth and Matt – whose golden son, Frank, has come home for the summer. When Frank begins dating an older woman, Natalie (Marisa Tomei), with two young children and an abusive ex-husband, his parents become worried. What starts as a summer romance ends in tragedy and we witness how even the most perfect revenge can be far from sweet. This portrayal of grief, rage, and jealousy won Sissy Spacek a Golden Globe and an AFI Award for her outstanding performance. Kenneth Turan of the “Los Angeles Times” says, “With performances that will raise the hairs on the back of your head, it’s a film that knows the private geography of love, grief and obsession.” Dawn Zimmerman will facilitate the post-film discussion. [2001, USA, Runtime: 131 min, Rated R]
The popular “Read a Movie” series takes place on the second Wednesday of each month (Sept – May). “Read a Movie” is free and open to the public. To sign up, and receive the stories in advance, email Denise Hoban at firstname.lastname@example.org. On the evening of the screening
Rehoboth Beach Library 226 Rehoboth Avenue, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, 19971
|02/04/2015||RBFS Around the World series presents |
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Lewes Public Library, and Movies at Midway present, “The Auction” as February’s film for the Around the World series on Wednesday, February 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.
A man of few words, Gaby manages his family's farm on his own, despite his advancing age. With his two grown daughters living far away in the big city, he spends his days tending to the animals and land that surround him, eschewing modern technology and most social interactions. When his eldest daughter, Marie, appears at the family homestead to share news that she's getting divorced and in desperate need of money, Gaby's quiet life begins to unravel. In an effort to tend to his children much the way he steadfastly tends to his farm, he'll be forced to make sacrifices he never intended for the sake of those closest to him. Winner of the SACO Prize at the Cannes Film Festival (Critics Week) and Winner of a Best Actor at the Canadian Screen Awards, Mark Adams of “Screen Daily” says, “An elegantly simple family farming drama [that is]...beautifully shot and impressively performed!
Movies at Midway, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, 19971