LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth
|News from the Rehoboth Beach Film Society
The Art House Theater Spring Line-up
The Film Society was not able to meet the deadline for the April 4 Letters issue with the Art House Theater film for the period of April 1124. Check out www.rehobothfilm.com to find out what great film will be in town.
But for those who really like to plan ahead...
Under The Same Moon (April 25May 8)
When you learn that the 2007 Sundance Audience gave this film a standing ovation, you know that you have to see it. Under the Same Moon is an emotionally rich tale of a mother and son living on opposites sides of the United States Mexico border connected by an enduring love. In her feature film, director Patricia Riggen weaves their parallel stories into a vividly textured tapestry of yearning that portrays a child's courage and tenacity, and a mother's sacrifice.
Nine-year old Carlos aka Carlitos (Adrian Alonso) is one of the countless children left behind by parents who come to the U.S. seeking a way to provide for their families. His mother, Rosario, (Kate del Castillo) has worked illegally as a domestic in Los Angeles for four years, sending money home to her son and mother to give them a chance at a better life.
When the death of his grandmother leaves Carlitos alone, he takes fate into his own hands and heads north across the border to find his mother. As he journeys from his rural Mexican village to the L.A. barrio, he faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles with a steely determination and unfettered optimism that earn him the grudging respect and affection of a reluctant protector, a middle-aged migrant worker named Enrique (Eugenio Derbez).
The unlikely pair travel from Tucson to East L.A., but the only clue Carlitos has to his mother's whereabouts is her description of the street corner from which she has called him each Sunday for the last four years. Unaware that Rosario is only hours away from returning to Mexico to be with her son, Carlitos and Enrique desperately comb the vast city for a place that he has seen only in his imagination. [2007, runtime: 106 minutes, Rated: PG-13 for some mature thematic elements]
Art House Theater, #14 in the Movies at Midway complex, features independent films programmed by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. For more information about the films, please visit the Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com. For screening times, call the Movies at Midway, 302-645-0200.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 18, No. 03 April 04, 2008