Cinema Art Theater: THIS WEEK

Banshees of Inisherin

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The Banshees of Inisherin is an intense dark tragicomedy film written and directed by acclaimed British Director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) that follows lifelong buddies who find themselves at an impasse.

Set on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Pádraic (Colin Farell) is devastated when his long-time friend Colm (Brendan Gleeson) suddenly puts an end to their friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Pádraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. However, as Colm's resolve only strengthens, he soon delivers an ultimatum that leads to shocking consequences. The film delivers gorgeous scenery and outstanding lead performances by Farell and Gleeson. [2022, Ireland, 114 min, Rating: R]

Max Weiss of Baltimore Magazine exclaims, “The film toggles masterfully between comedy and tragedy; realism and fable. It manages to be both of the moment and completely timeless.” Sarah Michelle Fetters of MovieFreak.com writes, “McDonagh, Farrell, and Gleeson deliver something special, The Banshees of Inisherin unquestionably one of the year’s best films.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

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Leonor Will Never Die

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Leonor Will Never Die is an imaginative psychological comedy-drama and Sundance Film Festival-award winner.

Leonor Reyes was once a groundbreaking figure in the Filipino film industry during its ragtag action cinema glory days, but now she struggles with old age, mounting bills, and the untimely death of her son. While revisiting an unfinished script about a fearless protagonist trying to avenge his brother’s murder, Leonor is struck on the head by a falling television set and knocked out and into a coma. As she lays unconscious in the hospital, fantasy and reality begin to blur when Leonor finds herself awake inside the unfinished script, becoming the hero of her own story. An innovative blend of pulpy action homages, playful comedy, and touching family drama, Leonor Will Never Die is a wonderfully imaginative tribute to the art of filmmaking. [2022, Philippines, 99 min, Rating: Not Rated, In Fillpino with English subtitles]

Erin Brady of SlashFilm says, “There is a lot to love about Leonor Will Never Die, from its faithfulness to the action film aesthetic to its core message honoring those whose words bring movies to life.” Nadir Samara of ScreenRant writes, “To say Leonor Will Never Die is making bold choices would be an understatement. The film is gorgeous, and the script is easily one of the year's best.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

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Aftersun

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Aftersun is a searingly emotional drama about the intersection of our memories of loved ones and who they really are.

Twenty years after their last holiday at a fading vacation resort in Turkey, Sophie reflects on the rare time spent with her loving and idealistic father Calum. At 11-years-old, as the world of adolescence creeps into Sophie's view, Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Sophie's recollections become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't. [2022, UK, 101 min, Rating: R]

Guy Lodge of Variety exclaims, “A heart-stopping and unforgettable movie.” Lori Hearfield of Next Best Pictures says, “A spell-binding debut from Charlotte Walls.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

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Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths is an epic and visually stunning drama/comedy, directed by five-time Academy Award®-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu, which follows the moving journey of a renowned Mexican journalist.

This immersive experience is set against the intimate and moving journey of Silverio Daniel Giménez Cacho, a renowned Mexican journalist and famous documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. After being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, Silverio is compelled to return to his native country. He is unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The folly of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through to the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder. With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deeply emotional familial bonds he shares with his wife and children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very peculiar times. [2022, MEXICO, 159 min, Rating: R, In Spanish with English subtitles]

Diego Peralta of Geeks of Color exclaims “Love, identity, and a person’s connection to their roots prevail in this magnificent dream that will put the Mexican director as a frontrunner during next year’s awards season.” Leah Syndney of Showbiz 411 pens, “Bardo is a beautifully affecting film; visually stunning looking through a cinematic surreal kaleidoscope. Entrancing and charming in a most expansive way.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


Tantura

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Opening Friday, December 9.

Tantura is an astute documentary which investigates controversial and tragic war events which happened long ago in a Western Asian country.

When the state of Israel was established in 1948, war broke out and Palestinian villages saw their populations decimated. The true nature of these events still prompts heated debate: for Israelis, it’s the “War of Independence;” but to Palestinians, it’s known as the “Nakba,” or the “Catastrophe.” A dark moment in Israeli history, the Nakba has become such a taboo topic that it’s rarely discussed. In the 1990s, graduate student Teddy Katz interviewed hundreds of people while researching a rumored civilian massacre in the village of Tantura during the war. Based on his findings, Katz concluded the brutal killings did occur.

After being sued for defamation, threatened, and stripped of his academic credentials, Katz learned the state would go to great lengths to protect its established version of events. Since then, his hundreds of hours of tapes sat in silence. But decades later, director Alon Schwarz revisits the controversial recordings—this time presenting them to former Israeli soldiers, scholars, and government officials, many of whom insist the massacre never happened. Tantura explores the enduring power and purpose of protected narratives and free speech. Taking a historiographic approach, Schwarz examines why nations struggle to acknowledge problematic parts of their own history. [2022, Israel, 95 min, in Hebrew with English subtitles, Rating: Not Rated]

Roger Daniels of RogerEbert.co exclaims, “Infuriating [and] jaw-dropping.” Siman Abrams of TheWrap writes, “Schwarz does a fine job of selectively expanding the scope of Katz’s story from a highly subjective he-said/they-said dispute into a bigger story about cultural amnesia.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

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Only in Theaters

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Only in Theaters is an intimate documentary about a famous theater group that faced unprecedented challenges in a world of mega studio conglomerates, in-home video streaming, and now a global pandemic. The feature revisits the role an Art House plays in the community, a gathering place to share cinema while supporting smaller Indie filmmakers and producers in the era of appointment viewing.

Laemmle Theatres, the beloved 84-year-old arthouse cinema chain in Los Angeles, is facing seismic change and downward pressure. Yet the family behind this multigenerational business – whose sole mission has been to support the art of film – is determined to see it survive. The film is further enhanced with appearances from critics, Edward Goldman, Joel Rubin plus Leonard Maltin, Mark Ulano and more. [2022, US, 94 min, Rating: Not Rated]

Variety Magazine exclaims, “Only in Theaters is 2022’s most emotional theatrical experience.” The LA Times writes, “The story is beautiful and complicated, one in which the twin weights of legacy and calling bear down on the need to survive in challenging times.

A Q & A will be held after each film with RBFS Staff:

  • Fri, 3 pm – Helen Chamberlin, RBFS Executive Director
  • Sat., 5 pm – Cheryl Hickey, Theater Associate & Production
  • Wed, 3 pm  -  Geoff Lerer, Theater Associate & Helen Chamberlin, RBFS Executive Director

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

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TÁR

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Tár is an engrossing drama that follows the life and downfall of a famous musician.

Renowned composer-conductor of a major German orchestra, Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchet) is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career. When all elements seem to conspire against her, Lydia's adopted daughter Petra becomes an integral emotional support for her struggling mother. [2022, US, 158 min, Rating: R]

Michael Calleri of the Niagara Gazette pens, “Tar is an uncompromising cinematic microscope examining creativity and the refusal to compromise. Cate Blanchett plays Lydia with a fierce, laser-like dedication to her character’s myriad desires and demons. A best actress Oscar nomination is assured.” Dustin Chase of the Galveston Daily News says, “As Lydia Tár subtly conducts her destruction, Blanchett moves in the opposite direction — towards brilliance.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

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The Good House

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The Good House is a touching comedy-drama about a couple (one of them haunted by past demons) that rekindle a romance.

The Good House follows Hildy Good (Sigourney Weaver), a wry New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches, who loves her wine and her secrets. Her compartmentalized life begins to unravel as she rekindles a romance with her old high-school flame, Frank Getchell (Kevin Kline), and becomes dangerously entwined in one person’s reckless behavior. Igniting long-buried emotions and family secrets, Hildy is propelled toward a reckoning with the one person she’s been avoiding for decades: herself. [2022, USA, 104 min, Rating: R]

Nell Minow of Movie Mom exclaims, “This is a gorgeous role for the endlessly talented Weaver, who gives a layered, deeply lived-in performance, one of the best of the year.” Robin Holabird of Robin Holabird says, “Playing with words and mood, The Good House manages a surprising balancing act between lightweight tone and serious subject."

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

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You Resemble Me

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You Resemble Me is an extraordinary award-winning drama that tells the true story of separated siblings and a devastating decision that one of them must make.

Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupts in this narrative about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the siblings are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world. Director Dina Amer takes on one of the darkest issues of our time and deconstructs it in an intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging. [2022, FRANCE/EGYPT, 90 min, Rating: NR, In French/Arabic with English subtitles]

Avi Offer of NYC Movie Guru writes “A haunting and powerful story. Spellbinding, genuinely poignant and provocative.” Roger Moore of Movie Nation says, “A vivid portrait of the French underclass and one of the best movies to ever make us walk a mile in the shoes of someone we might not be able to identify with — someone radicalized.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

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Good Night Oppy

Good Night Oppy is an amazing award-winning documentary about the mission to explore the surface of Mars with remote-controlled, unmanned robots.

The film follows Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rover affectionately dubbed Oppy by her creators and scientists at NASA and her twin sister Spirit. Oppy was originally expected to live for only 90 days but she ultimately explored Mars for nearly 15 years. The film also tells the story of the remarkable bond forged between a robot and her humans millions of miles away. A must see film for all-ages. [2022, USA, 108 min, Rating: NR]

Robert Denerstien of Denerstein Unleashed pens, “The movie shows what can be achieved when specialists join forces to work toward a common goal... inspiring nonetheless.” Alan French of Sunshine State Cineplex says, “With gorgeous animation, impressive effects, and stunningly pathos-driven testimonials, the story of the Oppy Rover hits a home run as a story of love and hope.”

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

Advance Sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before screening time.


The Man who Invented Christmas

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Opening Friday, December 16.

The Man Who Invented Christmas is a heartwarming drama based on an inspiring true that tells the magical journey that led to the creation of classic holiday film characters.

In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in A Christmas Carol, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today. [2017, UK, 104 min, Rating: Not Rated]

Deadline says, “A total delight! Dan Stevens is great” Movieguide writes, “An instant holiday classic”

Location: Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes   

Admission

  • $9.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.50 General
  • $5.00 Student - With Student ID

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  • Friday Dec 16 4:00 PM    Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes (Tickets Coming Soon)

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