Cinema Art Theater: THIS WEEK

Becoming Astrid

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Becoming Astrid is a drama about the courageous coming-of-age of one of the most revered children’s book authors of all time. Becoming Astrid not only won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 21st Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, it was also the highest scoring of all the films rated by the audience that played at the Festival this year.

Teenaged Astrid Lindren (Alba August), who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life with her family in the forests and fields of rural Sweden. Restless and eager to break free from the confines of her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor, Blomberg (Henrik Rafaelsen). After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves her childhood home and goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son, Lasse, whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother, Marie (Trine Dyrholm). Astrid goes into self-imposed exile in Stockholm, refusing Blomberg’s offer of marriage and saving up her paltry salary for visits to see Lasse. When Marie falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. In spite of her struggles, Astrid emerges with a newfound courage that will later form the foundation of a vast and beloved body of work. [2018, Sweden/Denmark, in Swedish and Danish with English subtitles, Runtime: 123 minutes, Rated: Not Rated].

Glenn Kenny of RogerEbert.com writes, “This film about an exemplary woman, made by women, is as much a pleasure as it is a lesson.” “Beautifully shot and refreshingly candid, with a sparkling performance from Alba August,” writes Kathryn Shattuck of The New York Times.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater - Main   

Admission

  • $8.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.00 General

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Maria by Callas

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Maria by Callas is an intimate documentary about Maria Callas that paints a complex portrait of the celebrated opera singer. Tom Volf's Maria by Callas is the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs—nearly all of which have never been shown to the public—the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. Assembling the material for the film took director Volf four years of painstaking research, which included personal outreach to dozens of Callas's closest friends and associates, who allowed him to share their personal memorabilia in the film. When recordings of Callas's voice aren't available, Joyce DiDonato, one of contemporary opera's biggest stars, reads her words. [2018, France, 113 minutes, Rated: PG].

“Distinctive and affecting,” writes Mark Feeney of The Boston Globe. “Opera aficionados will be first in line…but the doc doubles as an accessible primer for the less schooled too, with an abundance of classic recordings on the soundtrack,” writes Scott Tobias of Variety.com.

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Location: Cinema Art Theater - Theater # 2   

Admission

  • $8.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.00 General

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Swimming with Men

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Swimming with Men is a high-spirited comedy about a group of middle-aged, less-than-perfect men who defy traditional gender norms and embrace their inner-synchronized swimmers. If you enjoyed the humor of A Trip to Spain and you’re looking for an uplifting laugh, you’ll love Swimming with Men.

His job is a drag, his wife may be cheating on him, and he’s not getting any younger. Accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who have found camaraderie and self-worth through synchronized swimming. Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they’re determined to prove they have what it takes to be a whirling, twirling, scissor-kicking aquatic dream team. And they’ve set their sights on the ultimate prize: the world championship. Showcasing the sharp wit of The Trip series’ Rob Brydon, SWIMMING WITH MEN is a big-hearted, delightfully offbeat ode to answering your calling, no matter where you are in life. [2018, UK, 96 minutes, Not Rated].

“Always amiable and silly,” writes Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian. “Pure comic magic,” writes Roger Moore of Rogersmovienation.com.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater - Main   

Admission

  • $8.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.00 General

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At Eternity's Gate

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Coming Soon.

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Starts Friday, December 14. (The full schedule of screenings will be posted Tuesday, December 11.)

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $8.00 RBFS Members
  • $11.00 General

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