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.

 

 

For a Woman

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 6:30 pm
Location: The Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.

In her mid-thirties, Anne knows practically nothing of her family’s past. After her mother’s death, she discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the lives of her parents, Michael and Lena. The couple met in a concentration camp during WW ll, later moving to France to start a life together. Her research soon uncovers the existence of a mysterious uncle everyone seems intent on forgetting. As she closes in on a discovery she didn’t expect, her father grows ill, and Anne fears he may take the family secret to his grave. In a journey that stretches from post-war France into the 1980s, she eventually unravels the story and learns of her mother’s secret love. Inspired by the director’s own family history this artfully restrained drama was featured at over twenty Film Festivals. Marci Schmitt of The Minneapolis Star Tribune says, "Director Diane Kurys paints an evocative, witty portrait of love, longing, ideology and desolation in post-World War II France.” [2013, France, Runtime: 110 min, Not Rated, French with English Subtitles].

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The Auction

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 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 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!" [2013, Canada, Runtime: 111 min, French with English subtitles]

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