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.

 

 

Grigris

Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway, map
Admission: No Admission Charge.

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]

Watch the trailer.