The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the Lewes Public Library, and Movies at Midway are proud to sponsor the monthly film series, Around the World. This series features critically acclaimed, award-winning, international independent films. Around the World takes place at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month (September - May) in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (map). Screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Film Society office at 302-645-9095, or the Lewes Public Library at 302-645-2733.

The generosity of Movies at Midway enables admission to the film series to be free and open to the public.

Note: The first 48 arrivals for events in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway are entitled to a theater-style seat. Portable chairs will be available after theater-style seats are occupied.

 

 

In the Name Of

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: The Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.

Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with troubled teens. He declines the advances of a young woman, saying he is already spoken for; however, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. Adam knows that he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a flight from his own sexuality. When he meets Lukasz, the strange and aloof son of a simple rural family, Adam's self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden.

Magnetic! It’s a film to be admired,says Jonathan Romney of Screen Daily.” Kevin Langsonof the “The Edge San Francisco,”states“This is emphatically not a typical melodrama…and thank God for that!” [2013, Poland, Runtime: 102 min, Not Rated, Polish with English subtitles]

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2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: The Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.

2 Autumns, 3 Winters is a French romantic-comedy that depicts the lives and loves of a group of Parisians. Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into the lovely Amélie on the jogging path, he’s determined to make a connection with her. As fate brings them together, Arman’s best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital where he falls for his young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the minor moments, unexpected accidents, and unforgettable memories that define who they become.

Film critic Peter Sobczynski of "rogerebert.com" states, “This is a film with wit, style and even a couple of moments of real emotional power that deserves to be seen. Betbeder's screenplay has moments of great wit and charm.” Craig Williams, “Cinevue” says, “ ‘2 Autumns, 3 Winters’ is the palpable love of cinema on display!” [2013, France, Runtime: 93 min, Not Rated, French with English subtitles]

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Ilo Ilo

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: The Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.

A coming-of-age film, Ilo Ilo is set in Singapore during the 1997 financial crisis. It chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore, Teresa struggles to manage Jiale and find her footing in a new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes a part of the family, circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again.

This Asian drama from first-time filmmaker Anthony Chen won the Camera d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Says Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, "Anthony Chen's portrait of a family in 1997 Singapore is one of those rare films that manages to capture an entire period within an intimate slice of life. Beautifully acted and precisely observed, Ilo Ilo is an amazing debut, full of heart and intelligence.” [2013, Singapore, Runtime: 99 min, Not Rated, Mandarin & English with English subtitles]

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