The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is proud to present the second annual Women’s Film Series in partnership with the League of Women Voters® of Sussex County. The focus of this series will be to inform, inspire, and empower audiences by exploring a wide range of women’s issues through the art of film. Each monthly screening will feature a guest speaker who will moderate an engaging post-screening discussion.

Most film events will be held the last Tuesday of the month (Sept – May), 7:00 pm at the Cinema Art Theater (located behind Lewes WAWA, 17701, Dartmouth Drive, #2, Lewes, DE). During the winter months, please check back to confirm exact dates and time.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

 

 

Granny's Got Game

Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm

Admission: $9 per person. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Advance reservations will close Tuesday, February 28, 12:00 noon. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.

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

Granny's Got Game is a heartwarming documentary which follows a senior women’s basketball team as they battle for a spot in the National Senior Games. These fiercely competitive grandmas in their seventies battle physical limitations and social stigma to change perceptions about aging. Raised in a world when there were no opportunities for women to compete after high school, they must learn a new style of play while overcoming the skepticism of their peers. Interspersed with archival footage from the 50s and 60s, this uplifting tale is about more than just basketball. It’s about overcoming life’s obstacles to do what you love with the people you care most about. The filmmaker, Angela Alford says, “I have spent the last year and half with these women, documenting their journeys, and even doing a little coaching. The experience has changed me and I hope the film will inspire you."  [2013 USA, Runtime: 74 minutes, NR]

A post film discussion will be led by Sharon Hansen. Ms Hansen played recreational basketball during the 50s when athletic opportunities for women were limited. She went onto college earning a B.A. from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) and an M.A. and PhD. from the University of Maryland – where she served on the faculty in their School of Medicine for 12 years. Always competitive and sports minded, Ms. Hansen also played Fast Pitch Softball. She was inducted into the Greater Washington Fastpitch Hall of Fame in 1990 and in the Maryland Fastpitch Hall in 1997.

 

 

The Founders

Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm

Admission: $9 per person. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Advance reservations will close Tuesday, March 28, 12:00 noon. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.

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

The Founders is a screening of the inspirational documentary about the creation of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). In 1950, 13 amateur women golfers battled society, finances and sometimes each other to create the LPGA. With humor and grit these underdogs established a sport legacy during a time when athletic women were not accepted in the country club world of American golf. Through rare archival footage, historical re-enactments, and current-day interviews with the surviving founders, a story of champions is told. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 40th Atlanta Film Festival, The Founders isn’t just for those who frequent the golf course. This film is for anyone who believes in the transformative power of defying the odds. Director Charlene Fisk said, “This was a story of heroines. Here were a group of women who came along before Title IX, women who helped to create the bedrock for the women’s movement. Why doesn’t everyone know this?”  [2016, USA, Runtime: 85 minutes, NR]