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 Lunchbox

Thursday, October 23, 7:00 pm
Location: The Den at Bear Trap Dunes, Ocean View
Admission:$4 for members and $6 for non-members.

Friday, October 24, at 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: $4 for members and $6 for non-members.

In the tradition of an old Hollywood style film, The Lunchbox tells the tale of beautiful Ila, a neglected housewife who tries to spice up her marriage through her cooking. She pours herself into meals she lovingly creates for her husband, but they are mistakenly delivered to another man – a lonely widower named Saajan. These mis-deliveries continue and they begin a secret relationship communicating through a series of lunchbox notes. Though chaste and brief, the messages become the focus of their days and they find themselves sharing their innermost thoughts and reflections. Still strangers physically, Illa and Saajan build a fantasy world, through their notes, that could jeopardize both their realities. “Chicago Sun-Times” reviewer Mary Houlihan says, “Indian director Ritesh Batra’s debut is a witty and perceptive film that reveals the hopes, sorrows, and regrets of ordinary people.”Winner of the Critics Week Viewers’ Choice Award at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival and shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival “The Lunchbox” is perfectly acted and beautifully handled. [2013, India, Runtime: 104 min, Rated: PG, Hindi and English with English subtitles]

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Post Film Discussion (Movies at Midway venue only)
A post-film discussion will be led by Mr. Vijay Nilekani after the October 24th screening at Movies at Midway. Mr. Nilekani was born in India where he received his undergraduate degree. He worked as an engineer in the United States, India, South Africa, Canada, and Japan until his recent retirement in 2014. He’s been a Delaware resident for the past 30 years. He has been a film buff all his life and is passionate about good cinema and video.

 

Omar

Friday, December 26, at 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: $4 for members and $6 for non-members.

Omar is a baker who routinely climbs back and forth over the towering Israeli security wall to visit his girlfriend, Nadia. After being routinely harassed by Israeli police, Omar and his two childhood friends shoot an Israeli soldier and Omar is arrested. He is recruited as an informant and he soon begins a dangerous game with his Israeli handler.  Can he really betray his cause and exactly who can he trust? This is a quick paced drama, a tender love story, and a poignant tragedy but mostly it’s a film about betrayal, trust, and the moral dilemmas facing those on the frontlines of a seemingly endless conflict. Is Omar a freedom fighter or a terrorist – you decide.

Omar was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. It was an Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and was screened at the United Nations. “Filmmaker Magazine’s” Howard Feinstein says, “The unpredictable climax to this cat-and-mouse political thriller is pure genius.” [Palestine, 2013, Runtime: 96 min, Not Rated, Arabic with English subtitles]

Watch the trailer.