Another Take Film Series Returns to CAMP Rehoboth
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 at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Avenue.
Should I watch the Olympics or go to an Another Take film? Decisions, decisions. Don’t stress. You can have both! This year’s Another Take film series will include a behind-the-scenes film about Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, definitely a contender this year.
Yes, there is more to the series than Olympics. Night Fliers allows us to revisit our childhood, remembering that our friends were the best part of life. If you are suffering from winter blues, Hollywood, je t’aime is the perfect remedy as this film takes us to a warm-weather beach scene.
7:00 p.m., Friday, February 11
When 12-year-old Jesse Hawthorne’s father moves the family to a rural town, Jesse is almost immediately bullied by the local girls. These mini-mean girls seem to find Jesse’s tomboy nature both repellent and yet somehow attractive. Her only ally is her neighbor, Jacob, but he has problems of his own including an aggressive, paint-huffing brother. Together, they bond with the local super-nerds, and, as puberty begins to hit their circle, everyone soon has a crush on each other, regardless of gender. Soon, Jesse and her outsider gang discover punk rock and start sneaking out to concerts. Through the power of true friendships, they embrace who they are and rise above the closed minds of their community. [2009, Runtime: 78 min., Not rated]
Pop Star on Ice
7:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12
Pop Star On Ice is an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of outspoken Olympian, three-time U.S. Figure Skating National Champion, and 2010 U.S. Olympic team member Johnny Weir. When Johnny fails to win a medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the media turns on him and he feels the backlash. Love him or hate him, Johnny is one of the most talented skaters of all time, but talent alone does not make a champion.
Johnny’s complicated relationship with his longtime coach, Priscilla Hill, and his struggle to reach the top of the sport starts in a small town in Delaware, his training home, then moves to competitions, shopping sprees, fashion shows and personal appearances around the world. Johnny seeks to balance his larger-than-life persona with the constraints of his sport. Pop Star On Ice uncovers the graceful, athletic, cut-throat and melodramatic sport of figure skating through the prism of its most controversial athlete as he tries to fulfill his potential on the world stage. [2009, Runtime: 85 min., Not rated]
Hollywood, je t’aime
7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 13
Biting Hollywood satire meets a melancholy search for love and acceptance in this sweet and surprising fish-out-of-water film. The story begins in wintry Paris, where Jerome is down in the dumps because his ex-boyfriend has moved on with a new hunk. Seeking an escape from reality, he heads to the City of Angels. As Jerome strives to forget his love back home, he searches for new experiences and connections on the strange, colorful streets of Los Angeles. Naturally, the temptation to find fame and fortune becomes irresistible, and Jerome enlists the help of a West Hollywood stoner (Chad Allen) to obtain auditions for music videos and commercials. Full of humor and appreciation for showbiz absurdity, this entertaining film is enough to charm anyone out of the winter blues, whether in Paris or Rehoboth! [2009, Runtime: 95 min., Not rated]
Tickets: $7.00 (non-refundable) can be purchased by calling RBFS at 302-645-9095.