Streaming Films

We understand that some film enthusiasts may not be ready to return to the theater. You can enjoy quality independent films at home while still supporting the Rehoboth Beach Film Society by watching the films below. 

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Streaming Film - Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams

“Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams,” is an illuminating documentary that follows a coach and his team as they try to win a national high school sports title.

Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in Koshien, Japan’s national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include US baseball stars Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. As popular as America’s World Series, the stakes are beyond high in this single-elimination tournament. For Coach Mizutani, cleaning the grounds and greeting guests, demonstrating discipline, sacrifice and unwavering dedication are as important as honing baseball skills. Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki follows Mizutani and his team on their quest to win the 100th annual Koshien, and, in the process, goes beyond baseball to reveal the heart of the Japanese national character. [2019, Japan, 94 min, Rated: NR, Japanese with English subtitles].

Mark Schilling of “The Japan Times” says, “This underdog story is hard to beat.” Robert Daniels of “RogerEbert.com” writes, “Chung's performance here is incredible. Don’t miss it!”

They’ll never admit it, but even the most rabid U.S. high school sports fans understand that their local passion will never translate into a national sensation. So they will with understandable envy view this jaw-dropping documentary that follows a high school team and its veteran coach as they proceed through the 100th annual edition of the Japanese High School Baseball Tournament. For two weeks each summer, 49 teams compete in single do-or-die games before a TV audience of millions and a stadium of 50,000 screaming fans. Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki explores not only the impossibly high stakes faced by mere children, but also how, over the past century, America’s pastime has morphed into a national obsession with not-so-subtle sacred undertones.

 


https://watch.firstrunfeatures.com/products/koshien-at-rehoboth-beach-film-society


Streaming Film - Ending Disease (Part 1)

Episodes 1 & 2

Starts Fri, Dec 4

“Ending Disease,” is an intriguing new, four-episode documentary series about a revolution in medicine coming from the first generation of clinical trials for stem cell and regenerative therapies to treat conditions that were previously deemed incurable. It will be viewed in 2 parts (Part 1 consists of episodes 1 & 2 and Part 2 consists of episodes 3 & 4).

Medicine is fundamentally changing from treatments to cures, and this film follows the stories of the first patients (and their doctors) to receive stem cell and CAR T-cell therapy for some of the most vexing diseases known to humanity— cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, HIV/AIDS, paralysis, blindness, and more. After the George W. Bush administration banned federal stem cell research on religious grounds, California passed a ballot initiative to raise $3 billion for research into regenerative medicine. The documentary was granted unprecedented access to follow ten of the first clinical trials coming from that research, and the results are groundbreaking, creating exactly the kind of optimism that people are looking for in the midst of this pandemic. [2020, US, 90 min, Rated: NR].


https://watch.eventive.org/endingdisease/play/5f982ffaaca0fd003d0bdce4


Streaming Film - Luxor

“Luxor,” is a beautifully played drama about a woman who tries to come to grips with life following the trauma of field work in a war zone.

When a British war doctor Hana, (played by Andrea Riseborough) suffering from PTSD, returns to the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor, she meets former lover Sultan. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present. [2020, Egypt, 85 min, Rated: NR,].

Todd Jorgenson of “Cinemalogue” writes, “A deeply felt portrayal by Andrea Riseborough galvanizes this quietly powerful character study about reconciliation and rebirth.” Kevin Maher of “Times (UK)” says, “It's a mesmerizing performance and a sturdy spine for a powerful movie that will, at the very least, and at a time when you can't, make you want to visit Luxor.”


https://samuelgoldwynfilms.vhx.tv/products/luxor-rehoboth-beach-film-society


Streaming Film - Ending Disease (Part 2)

Episodes 3 & 4

Starts Dec 4

“Ending Disease,” is an intriguing new, four-episode documentary series about a revolution in medicine coming from the first generation of clinical trials for stem cell and regenerative therapies to treat conditions that were previously deemed incurable. It will be viewed in 2 parts (Part 1 consists of episodes 1 & 2 and Part 2 consists of episodes 3 & 4).

Medicine is fundamentally changing from treatments to cures, and this film follows the stories of the first patients (and their doctors) to receive stem cell and CAR T-cell therapy for some of the most vexing diseases known to humanity— cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, HIV/AIDS, paralysis, blindness, and more. After the George W. Bush administration banned federal stem cell research on religious grounds, California passed a ballot initiative to raise $3 billion for research into regenerative medicine. The documentary was granted unprecedented access to follow ten of the first clinical trials coming from that research, and the results are groundbreaking, creating exactly the kind of optimism that people are looking for in the midst of this pandemic. [2020, US, 90 min, Rated: NR].


https://watch.eventive.org/endingdisease/play/5f982ffaaca0fd003d0bdce4


Streaming Film - Coming Home Again

“Coming Home Again,” is an intimate family drama about a mother, a son, and the burdens of family expectations.

Chang-rae (played by Justin Chon), a first-generation Korean American, has returned to his family home in San Francisco to care for his ailing mother (played by Jackie Chung). He wants only to fulfill his role as the supportive son, but must also come to terms with his conflicted emotions towards his mother. The film takes place over the course of one full day. During this day, he attempts to prepare a traditional Korean dinner for New Year's Eve - one his mother always cooked for the family. The care and precision that goes into preparing this meal gives him time to reflect on the intense relationship between them. Memories about it become a doorway into a woman who was so much more than the mother he thought he knew. Chang-rae is now faced with the dilemma of living with the permanent scars of family sacrifice unresolved, or the risk of opening new wounds. [2020, US, 86 min, Rated: NR].

Christopher Llewellyn Reed of “Hammer to Nail” says, “It's a profound experience, and by the end of ‘Coming Home Again,’ we feel at home ourselves, and transported by the visit.” Robert Daniels of “RogerEbert.com” writes, “Chung's performance here is incredible. Don’t miss it!”


https://row8.com/movie-details/96055729_cad


Streaming Film - She is the Ocean

“She is the Ocean,”  is an in-depth documentary that explores the lives of extraordinary women who define the courage and spirituality it takes to lead a life at sea.

This captivating film follows nine women, ranging from 12 to 85, scattered across all corners of the globe. Their work spans from surfing to marine biology to platform diving to paramedics and more. Although their professions may vary, they are united by the same sea, and their love for these waters is matched only by their dedication to preserve and protect them. A journey of both natural beauty and human empathy, it is the story of powerful women with depths unknown. Profiling women from many walks of life, it is an inspiring and empowering look at the rise of women all around the world. Plus - who doesn't love the ocean?

“She is the Ocean,” from Inna Blohina, the acclaimed director of “On the Wave”, is the second chapter in her trilogy of documentaries about the wonders of the ocean and the people whom it calls to make it their life. [2020, US, 97 min, Rated: NR].


https://watch.eventive.org/sheistheocean/play/5f6505cc79c73f007672c050


Streaming Film - Alone

“Alone” is a thrilling drama that follows a grief-stricken woman’s journey of survival in unimaginable conditions.

Set in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, the film follows recently widowed Jessica (played by Jules Wilcox) who, fleeing the city in a desperate attempt to cope, is kidnapped and locked away in a mysterious man’s (played by Marc Menchaca) cabin. Her escape from the clutches of this murderous captor land her in the heart of the untamed wilderness with only her wits to rely on for survival as her pursuer closes in. [2020, US, 98 min, Rated: R].

Felix Vasquez of “Cinema Crazed” exclaims, “One of the best and most exciting thrillers of the year.” Dennis Harvey of “Variety” writes, “A tense, muscular suspense exercise.”


https://watch.eventive.org/alone/play/5f52822c38311a003e691b1e


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