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 - Saul & Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band

“Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band” is an enthralling musical documentary that follows the story of two musicians with an insatiable lust for life.

Like many survivors of the Holocaust, after World War II Saul and Ruby moved to America, started families and careers, grew old, and retired to South Florida. For them, retirement could have been the last chapter in their story. But then they decided to start a klezmer band, named the Holocaust Survivor Band. In this utterly heart-affecting and enthralling film, we follow 94-year-old Saul’s (drummer) and 90-year-old Ruby’s (accordion) musical journey. It begins in total obscurity, playing in residential homes for the elderly and small Jewish community organizations to being invited to perform at venues across the country including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. This unique and compelling story is about having the courage to live one’s dreams, finding purpose and meaning in life at any age, the transcendent power of music, and the importance of speaking out against anti-Semitism and bigotry. [2020, US, 81 min, Rated: NR].

The New York Times writes, “’The Holocaust Survivor Band” summons the bittersweet memories of childhood, but more than that, it is a celebration of life.”

Click this link to register to see film:
https://samuelgoldwynfilms.vhx.tv/products/saul-ruby-s-holocaust-survivor-band-cinema-art


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.”

Click this link to register to see film:
https://watch.eventive.org/alone/play/5f52822c38311a003e691b1e


Streaming Film - Buoyancy

“Buoyancy,” is a shocking drama inspired by actual events about a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor on a Thai fishing boat.

Spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling his family, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. But when he gets there, he and his new friend Kea realize the broker has lied to them. Along with other Cambodians and Burmese, they are sold to a fishing captain as slaves. Trapped at sea and trawling fish 22 hours a day with hope dwindling, Chakra decides to take control of the boat. [2019, Australia, 92 min, in Thai with English subtitles, Rated: NR].

Deborah Young of “Hollywood Reporter“ writes, “A harrowing edge-of-your-seat adventure tale with social punch.” Anthony Morris of “ScreenHub” remarks, “With his debut feature, Australian writer/director Rodd Rathjen hits just the right balance between gripping thriller and a grimly matter-of-fact look at a modern slave trade.”

Click this link to register to see film:
https://kinomarquee.com/film/buoyancy/5f454c19b1a14d0001946a3b/rehoboth-beach-film-society


Streaming Film - African Violet

“African Violet,” is a slice-of-life drama set in a working class neighborhood in Tehran about a tumultuous love triangle that will change lives forever.

Middle-aged homemaker Shokoo finds out that her ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by their children. She and second husband Reza decide to take care of him themselves, but in their own home. In doing so the strained relationship between Shokoo and Fereydoun is significantly transformed. This new situation affects Reza and Shokoo’s daily life and unexpected changes take place in the lives of all three characters. [2019, Iran, 93 min, in Persian with English subtitles, Rated: NR].

“Filmink.com” writes, “A wholesome story which shares universal values that most can connect with.” Susan Wloszczyna of “AWFJ.org” says, “This quiet, intimate drama is illuminated by the kindness of its three lead characters and its exploration of issues that include masculinity, loyalty, money struggles, aging, and secrets are explored with subtlety and insight.”

Click this link to register to see film:
https://watch.eventive.org/africanviolet/play/5f41919c68707c0045807862


Streaming Film - Made in Bangladesh

“Made in Bangladesh,” is a touching drama about the struggles of women who work in garment factories, trying to eke out a living while simultaneously fighting for dignity at work and home.

Shimu works grueling hours for paltry pay in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After a fire in the factory leaves a co-worker dead, Shimu is moved to start a union. Her attempts are met with resistance at every step, not just from her patriarchal employers but also her colleagues who fear losing their jobs. In the face of threats from management and violent disapproval of her husband, she discovers a wealth of courage and tenacity she didn’t know she had. This empowering, layered story shines a light on an oppressive industry and demands our attention. [2019, France/Bangladesh, 95 min, Rated: NR, in Bengali with English subtitles].

Courtney Small of “Cinema Axis” claims “’Made in Bangladesh’ finds urgency and compassion in its plea for basic human rights for all in the workplace.” Musanna Ahmed of “Film Inquiry” praises, “Rubaiyat Hossain's third feature film is striking in both theme and technique. ‘Made in Bangladesh’ is a formal marvel.”

Click this link to register to see film:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cinemaartmib


Streaming Film - The August Virgin

 “The August Virgin” is a Spanish comedy-drama that is the dreamy, sensual summer story of one woman’s journey.

Eva (played by the film’s co-writer, the luminescent Itsaso Arana) is about to turn 33. Her decision to stay in Madrid in the sweltering month of August, when most of the city’s inhabitants flee, is something of a leap of faith – she’s in search of herself and her own life. The neighborhoods around her are bursting with traditional Saint’s Days parties and celebrations, while she encounters a series of old friends and lovers, and meets some new ones. Her month is filled with revelations, regrets and discoveries. The wonderful music is from well-known Spanish singer Soleá Morente who also makes an appearance in the film. [2020, Spain, 86 min, in Spanish with English subtitles, Rated: NR].

In addition, a Q&A with Director Jonas Trueba and the lovely lead actress/co-writer Itsaso Arana, moderated by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Outsider Pictures team member Robert Rosenberg, has been posted on youtube as follows:

Q&A with Jonas Trueba and Itsaso Arana

“Letras Libres Magazine” writes “An exceptional slice of cinematic bliss.” Edwin Arnaudin of the “The Film Stage” praises, “Heartbreakingly tender, intoxicating stroll of a movie. Itsaso Arana gives a beautiful, transcendent performance.”

 

Click this link to register to see film:
https://row8.com/movie-details/93272743_cad


Streaming Film - Major Arcana

Available October 9!


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