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 Documentaries 50 STUDIO 54 From 1978 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, created the ultimate escapist fantasy. Studio 54 was an instant success, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon crumbled before their eyes. In this documentary, Schrager tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time. A treasure-trove of rare footage provides a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows. [Dir. Matt Tyrnauer, 2018, USA, 98 minutes. Rating: NR] Trailer: www.rehobothfilm.com/festival THE LAVENDER SCARE This film documents the story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual. In 1953, President Eisenhower declared gay men and lesbians to be a threat to the security of the country and unfit for government service. In doing so, he triggered the longest witch hunt in American history. In 1957, after thousands had lost their jobs, a Harvard-trained astronomer named Frank Kameny became the first to fight his dismissal. This is a compelling story of one man’s fight for justice. [Dir. Josh Howard, 2017, USA, 77 minutes. Rating: NR] Trailer: www.rehobothfilm.com/festival SBest Documentary (Fargo-Morehead LGBT Film Festival); Best Documentary (Q Cinema Film Festival); Audience Award, Best Documentary (Out Film, CT); Best Documentary (Louisville LGBT Film Festival); Best Documentary (Outflix Film Festival); Audience Award—Best Documentary (ImageOut LGBT Film Festival); Audience Award—Best Feature (Sacramento Int’l LGBTQ Film Festival); Best Documentary (Tampa Bay Int’l Gay and Lesbian Film Festival); and more. THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET For over six years Matt Green has been walking every block of every street in New York City—a journey of more than 8,000 miles. Matt quit his job as an engineer, gave up his apartment, and discarded most of his possessions. He feels compelled to walk and seek out moments of understanding about his world and the people who live in it. This documentary tells the story of one man’s unusual personal quest and the unexpected journey of discovery, humanity, and wonder that ensues. [Dir. Jeremy Workman, 2018, USA, 95 minutes. Rating: NR] No Trailer Special Jury Prize—Documentary (Independent Film Festival of Boston) VENUE: CINEMA ART THEATER Sat Nov 3 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM Thu Nov 8 4:15 PM – 5:55 PM VENUE: CHHS Sat Nov 10 5:10 PM – 6:50 PM VENUE: UUSD Sun Nov 4 3:05 PM – 4:25 PM Hosted by: CAMP Rehoboth VENUE: CHHS Fri Nov 9 8:10 PM – 9:30 PM Hosted by: Rehoboth Beach Bears VENUE: CINEMA ART THEATER Mon Nov 5 5:30 PM – 7:05 PM Hosted by: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty VENUE: UUSD Sat Nov 10 7:20 PM – 8:55 PM Hosted by: Cape Gazette DOCUMENTARIES continue on page 50  ▶ DOCUMENTARY FILMS