Special Screenings and Events (Fall Flicks Flash)

RBFS is pleased to announce a special event Fall Flicks Flash at Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware (UUSD) during the traditional RBIFF weekend. Four special films will be screened on Friday and Saturday (Nov.12 & 13), one at 10:30 am and another at 2 pm on both days. A Craft Faire will be held both days from 10 am – 5 pm.

A safe distance seating plan will be utilized at the UUSD with just 50% of seats available. The current policy is that masks are required while in the UUSD building. Check the RBFS website closer to the special screenings for an update.
 
Admission is $12 per film and can be purchase online up to 5 pm the day prior to each film screening. If seats are available, admissions can be purchased in cash only on the day of a film’s screening, when doors open 30 minutes before the film starts. Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

No food or beverages are available in the building except bottled water purchased at UUSD. Weather permitting, a food tent will be outside selling home-made soups (unheated) and baked goods.

Storm Lake

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Storm Lake is a charming documentary about a family-run community newspaper.

Meet the Cullens — Iowa’s most impressive journalism family. For more than 30 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Art Cullen, brother John, son Tom, wife Dolores, and sister-in-law Mary — plus Art’s dog, Peach the newshound — have published The Storm Lake Times, a small-town, twice-weekly newspaper that covers critically important local issues and serves as the glue that holds the town together. But, against the backdrop of a collapsing journalism ecosystem and a crushing pandemic, how can the paper avoid the fate of so many other newspapers? In directors Beth Levison and Jerry Risius’s film, we see the Cullens hard at work, battling the odds and sometimes each other, as they meet the moment, one deadline at a time. [2021, US, 85 min, Rated: NR]

Elias Savada of Film International writes, “A light yet cautionary examination of a tight-knit, eponymous community in Iowa, and how one family has provided an important lifeline via its journal to area folks. And how their readers support it back.”

Location: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware (UUSD)   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

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Confetti

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Confetti is a compelling family drama, based on writer/director Ann Hu’s own experiences, that tells the story of young immigrant mother’s love for her special needs daughter.

Inflicted with a learning disability, Meimei is considered a strange and dumb girl, an outcast in her school and community. What no one recognizes, however, is that she possesses a gift waiting to be unlocked. The world seen through her eyes is unique and filled with magic. When her mother learns that Meimei suffers from dyslexia, as do 1 in 10 people worldwide, she will stop at nothing to help her, including leaving her life in China behind and venturing alone with Meimei to New York City, braving a place she knows nothing about and speaking not a word of English. Their pursuit of the impossible is a rollercoaster, impacted by the numerous people who come into their lives and affect their journey along the way, including Helen (Amy Irving), an outspoken writer who reluctantly takes them in. Navigating schools for a recent immigrant requiring learning accommodations presents unique challenges, and what Lan and Meimei discover is that in a world where people are judged and often not seen, their courage to believe in themselves against all odds will eventually lead them to people who do see them for who they truly are. [2020, US, 85 min, Rated: NR]

Lois Alter Mark of Alliance of Women Film Journalists exclaims, “Impossible to get out of your mind…packs a deeply emotional wallop.”

 

Location: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware (UUSD)   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

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Hive

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Hive is a beautifully made drama that tells the true story of a young Kosovan woman.

The winner of three 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards (World Cinema: Grand Jury Prize, Directing Award, and Audience Award) and Kosovo’s official entry for the 2022 Oscars for Best International Film, Hive follows Fahrije who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. In order to provide for her struggling family, she pulls together the other widows in her community to launch a business selling a local food product. Finding healing and solace in considering a future without their husbands, their will to begin living independently is met with hostility. The men in the village condemn Fahrije's efforts to empower herself and the women around her, starting a feud that threatens their newfound sovereignty and the financial future of Fahrije's family. Against the backdrop of Eastern Europe's civil unrest and lingering misogyny, Fahrije and the women of her village join in a struggle to find hope in the face of an uncertain future. [2021, Albania, 84 min, Rated: NR, In Albanian with English subtitles]

Alissa Wilkinson of Vox writes, “The film is stirring, infuriating, and ultimately hopeful.”

 

Location: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware (UUSD)   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

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Love is Love is Love

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Love is Love is Love is a woven tale of three stories that revolve around love, commitment, and loyalty between couples and friends.

“Two for Din­ner” is the story of a mar­ried cou­ple tem­porar­i­ly liv­ing in two dif­fer­ent loca­tions who are more sep­a­rat­ed than they think. “Sail­ing Les­son” is about a long-mar­ried cou­ple who spend a day on a sail­boat rekin­dling their romance while unex­pect­ed events arise. “Late Lunch” is about a young woman who recent­ly lost her moth­er and gath­ers togeth­er a group of her moth­er’s friends to share mem­o­ries, with sur­pris­ing rev­e­la­tions. Directed by Eleanor Coppola (Paris Can Wait), the film’s cast includes Rosanna Arquette, Kathy Baker, Cybill Shepherd and Rita Wilson. [2021, US, 91 min, Rated: PG-13]

Location: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware (UUSD)   

Admission

  • $12.00 General

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