Monthly Screenings feature films and discussions about the various cultures in the world, including the diversity in our own country. The screenings are held on 4th Thursdays of selected months at The Den (at Bear Trap Dunes) in Ocean View and the 4th Friday of each month at the Movies at Midway in the upstairs screening room. Screening time at both locations is 7:00 pm. The first 48 ticket purchasers for events in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway are entitled to a theater-style seat. Portable chairs will be available for additional ticket purchasers. Attendees at The Den screenings can receive 10 percent off their food check before or after the film screening. Beverages purchased in The Den can be brought into the screening room to be enjoyed during the film.

 

 

Private Peaceful

Friday, January 23, at 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway, map
Admission: $4 for members and $6 for non-members.

Just recently released in the US and written by famed British author, Michael Morpurgo (War Horse), this powerful anti-war drama is an indictment of the harsh realities of 20th-century feudalism and the unfair treatment afforded British soldiers during WW1.

It begins in rural England in 1908 and ends in the grim, First World War trenches of Belgium. Private Peaceful is the story of the unbreakable bond between two brothers, Tommo Peaceful and his older sibling Charlie. The film tells of their harsh childhood, the brutal realities endured on the battlefields, and the heartache suffered as they realize they are both in love with the same young woman. Throughout the film, their relationship is tested by the romantic triangle that envelopes them and the life-altering decisions made to preserve their mutual loyalty.

Brought to the US on the heels of the August WW1 commemorative screening campaign, this film is full of nuance and grace and has strong performances by the all British cast. Charles Gant of Variety says, “One more story about how the Great War’s casual disdain for human life planted the seeds for the social unrest that followed, the defiantly old-fashioned Private Peaceful succeeds in hitting the right emotional notes...” [2012, UK, Runtime: 102 min, Not Rated]

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Oscar® Shorts

Thursday, February 26, at 7:00 pm
Location: The Den at Bear Trap Dunes, Ocean View, DE map

Friday, February 27, at 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway, map

Admission: $4 for members and $6 for non-members.

For February’s Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society proudly presents a showcase of this year's Academy Award® nominees for the Best Live Action Short Film.

Just days after the Oscar winner is announced you can decide for yourself if you agree with the judges’ choice. This year’s slate of nominees includes the following films:

 

Aya

Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis,
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

Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
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)

Hu Wei and Julien Féret
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

Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
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

Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
A woman working for a crisis center phone line receives a call from a suicidal older man. [2013, UK, Runtime: 20 min, Not Rated]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art and Craft

Friday, March 27, at 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway, map
Admission: $4 for members and $6 for non-members.

Just added to the Academy Award® shortlist for Best Documentary feature, this film is a fascinating glimpse into the life of art forger, Mark Landis. A small eccentric Mississippian, with a history of mental illness, Landis copied works by famous artists such as Dr. Seuss, Charles Schultz, and even Pablo Picasso, convincingly enough that he was able to donate them to museums all over the Southern United States. When his deceitful philanthropy is exposed, he must take responsibility for the legacy of his 30-year fraud. Marshall Fine of nyfcc.com says, Art and Craft is like a mystery story where you know who did it and then watch the authorities zero in on him . . . ” [2014, USA, Runtime: 89 min, Not Rated].

A post-film discussion will be led by Kim Klabe. Kim is the Education Director for the Rehoboth Art League.

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