VENUE LOCATIONS: CHHS (Cape Henlopen High School Theater) 1250 Kings Highway, Lewes UUSD (Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware) 30486 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Lewes, DE 19958 CINEMA ART THEATER 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2 Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival • November 1–11, 2018 FEATURE FILMS continue on page 40  ▶ 40 Feature Films THE BOOKSHOP England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening she earns the opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book-loving widower (Bill Nighy). Florence’s obstacles amass and bear signs of a local power struggle. The film is an incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community. [Dir. Isabel Coixet, 2017, UK/Spain, 113 minutes. In English. Rating: NR] Trailer: www.rehobothfilm.com/festival CEC Award—Best: Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Supporting Actor—Bill Nighy (Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain); Best: Art Direction, Original Score (Gaudí Awards); Best: Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay (Goya Awards) VENUE: UUSD Sat Nov 3 12:20 PM – 2:15 PM Hosted by: Unitarian Universalists of Southern DE Fri Nov 9 12:20 PM – 2:15 PM Hosted by: In Memory of Kay Loysen who loved to read SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE At a class reunion Frederik is desperately seeking investors for his latest scheme: breeding Saint Bernards in China to sell as a“luxury item”to China’s growing middle class. Rasmus, a former classmate, has been diagnosed with ALS, and as a last hurrah, agrees to finance Frederik and accompany him to China—along with a 225 pound St. Bernard named Dollar. Odd-couple comedy ensues as the pair enters a joint venture with a mysterious Mr. Liu. The dog business develops in unexpected ways and the two Danes become friends. [Dir. Mads Brügger, 2018, Denmark, 100 minutes. In English/ Danish/Chinese, with English subtitles. Rating: NR] Trailer: www.rehobothfilm.com/festival SHOPLIFTERS After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. [Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda. 2018, Japan, 121 minutes. In Japanese with English subtitles. Rating: NR] Trailer: www.rehobothfilm.com/festival The Palme d’Or (Cannes Film Festival) VENUE: UUSD Thu Nov 8 12:10 PM – 1:50 PM VENUE: CHHS Sat Nov 10 12:30 PM – 2:10 PM VENUE: CINEMA ART THEATER Sun Nov 4 10:00 AM – 12:05 PM Thu Nov 8 1:30 PM – 3:35 PM