Monthly Screenings feature films and discussions about the various cultures in the world, including the diversity in our own country. The screenings are held the 4th Thursday of each month 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.

 

 

The Other Son

Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm
Location: The Den at Bear Trap Dunes

Friday, April 25, 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway

Admission: $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

The compelling and compassionate family drama, The Other Son, tells the story of two young men accidentally switched at birth—one is Israeli and one is Palestinian. The truth comes to light when Joseph, raised in comfort as the son of an Israeli officer, submits a routine blood sample in order to join the military. Yassin has grown up with an equally loving Arab family. As the households struggle to deal with the impossibility of their situation, a fresh viewpoint of the continuing Middle East conflict emerges, along with the eternal question of nature versus nurture. Is the person you become in life more a product of your DNA or your upbringing? Can one or the other ever be denied? In this case, gradual acceptance and finding common ground allows the two fathers and mothers to bridge the chasm of spiritual, ethnic, and social animosity that threatens to separate them from the sons they love and must now share. And how will the sons themselves deal with this potentially life-changing discovery? NY Times reviewer A.O. Scott writes, “The film is propelled by a hopeful, good-hearted humanism, and it sets out to show that, in spite of political, religious and cultural divisions, people are people.” [2012, France, Runtime: 105 mins, Rated: PG-13, In French, English, Arabic, and Hebrew with subtitles]

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The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
and
Cavedigger

Friday, May 23, 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

See two moving, Academy-Awardnominated documentaries: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life is an Oscar®-winning film that tells the uplifting, inspirational story of 109-year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, a renowned concert pianist who used music to survive the Holocaust. Born in Prague, her life journey began amidst a cultured family. Alice enjoyed a successful concert career performing throughout central Europe. The occupation of Czechoslovakia changed her life drastically as she and members of her family were transported to different concentration camps. Alice was determined to not just survive, but also to protect her son from the emotional and physical realities of life at the mercy of Nazis. This film follows the journey of how she used music throughout her life to stay positive and to see beauty in the long life she lived. [2013, UK, Runtime: 39 mins.]

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Cavedigger takes a fascinating look at artist sculptor Ra Paulette and his massive, hand-carved caves which he creates in the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico. Each creation is a multi-year project and the process embodies his struggles to maintain artistic integrity as he deals with the monetary reality of patron commissions. The sandstone caves he creates include magnificent natural imagery as well as striking abstract designs. Paulette’s passion for his work is demonstrated in his resolve to create a monumental, 10-year project—over which he maintains complete control. Directed by Jeffrey Karoff, the film was nominated for the Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar®. [2013, US, Runtime: 39 mins.]

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