|News from the Rehoboth Beach Film Society
What's there to do during the winter months?
How many times have visitors asked you the question, "What do you do here in the winter months?" It seems many think that when it is too cold to sit at the beach, we have no choice but to retreat to our homes and hibernate for the winter season. Choice is the operative word as both year-round residents as well as visitors, have many choices. The southern Delaware coastal communities offer a diverse selection of great events to participate in or enjoy as an audience member. One of those choices is the opportunity to see a variety of entertaining and thought-provoking films.
Another Take Film Series
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, in partnership with CAMP Rehoboth, sponsors the Another Take Film Series every February. Following is this year's wonderful line-up of gay and lesbian films which will be shown in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway:
A Four Letter Word 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 15
Luke is an attractive and witty playboy who works at a sex shop with his friend, Zeke, a confrontational gay crusader who will stop at nothing short of changing the world. Luke meets his match in hot macho man Stephen, who initially dismisses Luke as a "gay clich." Luke becomes smitten with the wealthy Stephen, and decides to give monogamy a chance. However, Zeke is suspicious of Stephen, and soon discovers that Stephen's cash doesn't flow from a trust fund as Stephen claims; instead, Stephen works hard for his money as a hustler! The relationship between the playboy and the prostitute depends on whether that is the only secret Stephen is keeping. Luke learns the hard way that honesty may be the best way to deal with the many complications of a four letter word called love. [2007, Runtime: 84 min., Not rated, but recommended for mature audiences]
The Life of Reilly 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16
If, in 1940, you had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, a racist mother, and were the only gay kid on the block, what do you think the odds would be that you'd end up a Tony winner, a staple of television, and a generational icon? Enter The Life Of Reilly. The clich goes that truth is stranger than fiction. In this case, it is also funnier and more heartbreaking. Charles Nelson Reilly, famous for his game show innuendos and other television appearances, takes us through his bizarre, star-studded, tragic, hilarious, and ultimately amazing life with a potent blend of tenderness and quick one-liners. The Life Of Reilly is an adaptation of Mr. Reilly's acclaimed one-man show and was filmed for the screen during Mr. Reilly's final two performances in North Hollywood, California. [2006, Runtime: 84 min., Not rated, but recommended for mature audiences]
Kiss the Bride 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 17
When Matt receives an invitation to former best friend Ryan's wedding, he's surprised to learn that Ryan is marrying a woman! Matt plans to rescue his former love from whatever "she-devil" has trapped him into this huge mistake. However, Ryan's perky fianc, Alex, takes quite a liking to Matt. Is she very cunning, disarmingly ditzy, completely adorable, or all three? As Matt tries to rekindle the old flame, Ryan is intent on putting out any sparks. Ryan dismisses their old romance as just a high school fling, but Matt believes Ryan may still be the love of his life. All the while, Matt must deal with his new gal pal Alex, the families of the bride and groom, and a hometown he thought he'd left entirely in the past. [2007, Runtime: 115 min., Not rated, but recommended for mature audiences]
Tickets are $7.00 for each film and can be purchased by calling RBFS at 302-645-9095. Seating is limited and advanced ticket purchases are encouraged.
Throughout the winter months you can also see a great selection of award-nominated independent films at the Art House Theater, seven days at week. Following is the upcoming schedule of Art House Theater films:
The Kite Runner (Feb 8 Feb 21)
Based on Khaled Hossein's acclaimed novel, The Kite Runner is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes and redeeming love. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring change to set things right. [2007, Runtime: 122 minutes, Rated: PG-13]
There Will be Blood (Feb 22 March 6)
A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, There Will Be Blood is set on the frontier of California's petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of Daniel Plainview (Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis) who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon.
When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), Planview and H. W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human valuelove, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and sonis imperiled by corruption, deception, and the flow of oil. [2007, Runtime: 155 minutes, Rated: R]
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 18, No. 01 February 08, 2008