Moonlight

  Thu  Feb 23   7:00 pm
  Fri  Feb 24   1:00 pm
  Sun  Feb 26   1:00 pm
  Tue  Feb 28   4:30 pm

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Barry Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are. [2016, USA Runtime: 1 hr 51 min, Rated R]

James Berardinelli of ReelViews affirms “Although Barry Jenkins' film is indeed about the struggles and difficulties of a person embracing his culturally reviled sexuality, the story is universal in scope and intent.” Moonlight won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama) and is nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

 

 

 


Toni Erdmann

  Fri  Feb 24   3:30 pm & 7:00 pm
  Sat  Feb 25   7:00 pm
  Sun  Feb 26   3:00 pm
  Wed  Mar 1    1:00 pm & 4:15 pm
  Thu  Mar 2    1:00 pm & 4:15 pm

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Toni Erdmann is a comedy drama about a father daughter relationship.

Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany.

Enter flashy Toni Erdmann: Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all. [2016, USA, Runtime, 2h 42 min, Rated: R]

Rafer Guzman of Newsday characterizes Toni Erdmann as “Funny, tender, outrageous – this unpredictable movie belongs in a category all its own.” Toni Erdmann is a fascinating one of a kind film that truly allow the characters to develop and the audience to experience their interactions.

Screening times are 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm, Friday (Feb 24), 7:00 pm, Saturday (Feb 25), 3:00 pm on Sunday (Feb 26), and 1:00 pm and 4:15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday,
(March 1 and 2).





Neruda

Starting Friday, March 3

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Neruda is an inventive and entertaining biographical drama.

Beloved Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hot on his trail. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda’s freedom. Neruda, however, sees the struggle with his police inspector nemesis as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In this story of a persecuted poet and his obsessive adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become a symbol for liberty, as well as a literary legend. [2016, Chile/Argentina/France/Spain, Runtime: 107 min, Rated: R]

Randy Cordova of the Arizona Republic praises Neruda as “a sumptuous puzzle of a movie that takes a turbulent period in the life of the Chilean poet and politician and turns it into a fable about fame and the power of words.” The Nobel Prize in Literature 1971 was awarded to Pablo Neruda “for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent’s destiny and dreams.”





The Salesman

Starting Friday, March 10

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

The Salesman is a suspenseful drama. Forced to leave their collapsing flat, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), an Iranian couple who happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife. [2017, Iran/France, Runtime: 125 min, Rated PG-13]

Colin Covert of the Minneapolis Star Tribune claims that “It is by any measure a great film, a quiet, yet overwhelmingly intense production that forces us to recalibrate our notion of what suspenseful cinema can mean and do.” The Salesman is Iran’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2017 Academy Awards® and is a nomination in that category.

 



Paterson

Starting Friday, March 17

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Paterson is a rare, gentle drama. Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani).

By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. [2017, USA, Runtime: 115 min, Rated R]

Jay Stone of Ex-Press.com states that “(Paterson) sees poetry everywhere, just by watching the world. (Director) Jarmusch invites us to do the same.”  Listen to Terry Gross interview Paterson director Jim Jarmusch on the February 3rd Fresh Air Podcast.