Back by popular demand, RBFS will present Oscar® Nominated Short Films, opening on February. 10. With all three categories offered - Animated, Live Action and Documentary - this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar® pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country—don't miss this year's selection.

Individual screenings will take place on Friday, February 10 (Animated), Saturday, February 11 ( Live Action) and Sunday, February  12 (Short Docs).  The Live Action Shorts will also be presented on February 16.

The winners will be announced at The Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26th.

2017 Oscar® Nominated Live action Short Films

Thursday, February 16 at 4:00 pm

Admission: Members $8 per screening, General Admission $10 per screening.

Advance online reservations for this event are now closed.
Available seats will be sold at the door 30 minutes before starting time.

Reservations for Thursday's screening can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Advance reservations will close Friday, February 10 at 9:30 am for Saturday's screening and Thursday, February 16 for Thursday's screening. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.

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


Ennemis Intérieurs

In the 1990s, as the Algerian civil war rages and terrorists infiltrate France, a French police officer of Algerian descent conducts a rancorous interview with a French-born Algerian man seeking naturalization. [2016, France, Runtime: 28 minutes]
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La Femme et le TGV

Elise has been waving at the express train as it passes by her home every day for three decades. A letter from the train's conductor begins a correspondence between the two, and when the train is detoured to another route, Elise goes in search of her man. [2016, Switzerland, Runtime: 30 minutes]
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Silent Nights

Young Danish woman Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter in Copenhagen, where she meets and falls in love with Kwame, an undocumented immigrant from Ghana. The couple builds a life together, but a devastating secret from Kwame's past may undermine their happiness. [2016, Denmark, Runtime:
30 minutes]


Young Zsofi is having a hard time fitting in at her new school, and her distress grows when the choir director treats her cruelly despite her love of singing. Along with her friend Liza, Zsofi investigates the revered teacher in an attempt to reveal her true nature. [2016, Hungary, Runtime: 25 minutes]
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Parking lot security guard Luna is bored with her uneventful daily routine but a call about a customer complaint leads her to discover how the night guard, Diego, alleviates his boredom. Soon the pair develops a relationship by communicating through the garage's CCTV footage. [2016, Spain, Runtime: 15 minutes]
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Hometown Habitat - Stories of bringing Nature Home

Thursday, March 16  1:00 pm

Admission: Free for Sussex Gardener members. $9 for friends and guests. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Available seats will be sold at the door 30 minutes before starting time.

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

Did you know that native plants - once established - do not require the use of chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides to maintain their beauty? Or that they don’t require extra watering from our precious supply of potable water? Did you know that our native pollinators and birds generally prefer native plants for nectaring and seed?

Through its profile of 7 hometown habitat heroes, this film will help to answer these questions for you. The narrative thread of this documentary is provided by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D. whose research, books and lectures about the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. Tallamy says, “It doesn’t have to and shouldn’t be that way.”

For two years, producer/director Catherine Zimmerman and film crew traveled around the country to visit hometown habitat heroes and film their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping. Zimmerman shares these success stories and works in-progress that re-awaken and re-define our relationship with nature. The message will inspire you – all of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the Earth. The goal will energize you – to build a new army of habitat heroes and make natural landscaping the new landscaping norm.  [ Runtime: 90 mins.]