The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Lewes Public Library are proud to sponsor this series which features critically acclaimed, award-winning, international independent films.

 

 

The Lesson

Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 pm
Location: Metropolitan Community Church (MCC Rehoboth),19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach (map)
Admission: Donations are encouraged.

In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is a hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed husband has squandered their mortgage payments and the bank is foreclosing on their home. The agency where she translates documents to English is unable to pay her, and a thief in her class has stolen her last few dollars. With few options left and no money to her name, Nade is driven to desperate measures to secure the money she needs. Based on a true story, The Lesson gives audiences a glimpse into post-communist era Bulgaria. William Brownridge, editor-in-chief of Toronto Film Scene says, The Lesson is… “A definite must see film. Margita Gosheva’s performance is outstanding.” [2014, Bulgaria, Runtime: 105 min, Not Rated]

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Amour Fou

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 pm
Location: Metropolitan Community Church (MCC Rehoboth),19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach (map)
Admission: Donations are encouraged.

Forever melancholy, Heinrich is a young poet in Romantic Era Berlin who decides his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman willing to die by his side. Recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, already married Henriette, dissatisfied with aristocratic living and fascinated by Heinrich's controversial texts, agrees to a suicide pact. Winner of a Best Film award and Inspired by actual events in 1811, Amour Fou is a condemnation on the absurdity of dying for love. Film reviewer James Quandt of Artforum says, Amour Fou is on the … “Top Ten List for 2014. One of the great films about the nature of love.” [2014, Germany, Runtime: 96 min, German with English Subtitles] 

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Marie’s Story

Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 pm
Location: To be determined
Admission: Donations are encouraged.

At the turn of the 19th century, a French couple have a daughter, Marie, who was born deaf and blind. Desperate to find a connection to her, they send the fourteen-year-old to live at a school run by Catholic nuns. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential, and vows to bring her out of the darkness into which she was born. Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever. Writer Sean Axmaker of Seattle Weekly says, Marie's Story is lovely and sweet, sad and uplifting.... it satisfies nicely with vivid performances, beautiful imagery, and compassionate direction." [2014, France, Runtime: 94 minutes, Not Rated]

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