Polina

 Fri  Oct 13  4:00 & 7:00 pm
 Sat  Oct 14  7:00 pm
 Sun  Oct 15  4:00 pm
 Mon  Oct 16  7:00 pm
 Wed  Oct 18  4:00 & 7:00 pm
 Thu  Oct 19  4:00 pm

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Polina is a drama about a young woman’s search for meaning through her art. Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level. Diverting from her plan, she leaves all her exacting preparation behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj (played by Academy Award-winner Juliette Binoche). But once there she is quickly forced to grapple with the realization that determination and hard work don't always lead to success. [2017, France, Runtime: 108 minutes, Rated: NR].

“Stirringly cinematic”, Sheri Linden of The Los Angeles Times calls the film. Claudia Bauer of The San Francisco Chronicle says the filmmakers, “show how a feature film can depict a dancer’s — a human’s — journey toward authenticity with sophistication, artistry and love for the art form.”

 

 

 

Lost in Paris

 Wed  Oct 11  1:00 & 4:00 pm
 Thu  Oct 12  7:00 pm
 Sat  Oct 14  4:30 pm
 Wed  Oct 18  1:00 pm
 Thu  Oct 19  7:00 pm

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Lost in Paris is a comedy that will surely make you laugh. Lost in Paris is filmed in the signature whimsical style of filmmakers Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon. They also star in the film with Abel portraying a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond and Gordon a small-town Canadian librarian. Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award®-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris. In response Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying vagrant who just won’t leave her alone. Replete with the amazing antics and intricately choreographed slapstick that has come to define Abel and Gordon’s work, Lost in Paris is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights. [2017, France, Runtime: 83 min, mostly in English, Not Rated]

Justin Chang of The Los Angeles Times writes “Cruel comic mishaps may be this movie's raison d'être, but they are softened at every turn by the gentle humanity of the city's inhabitants, and by the unspoken sense that everything will turn out fine in the end.”

 

 

 

 

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

 Fri  Oct 20  4:00 pm
 Sat  Oct 21  7:00 pm
 Mon  Oct 23  4:00 pm
 Wed  Oct 25  1:00 pm
 Thu  Oct 26  7:00 pm

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Mark Felt: the Man Who Brought Down the White House, a suspenseful, historical drama starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane, centers on “Deep Throat”, the pseudonym given to the notorious whistleblower for one of the greatest scandals of all time, Watergate. The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years. That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything – his family, his career, his freedom – in the name of justice. [2017, USA, Runtime: 103 min, Rated: PG]

James Verniere of the Boston Herald claims Liam Neeson should be Oscar contender for this. "Film could not be more relevant.”

 

 

The Unknown Girl

 Fri  Oct 20  7:00 pm
 Sat  Oct 21  4:00 pm
 Sun  Oct 22  4:00 pm
 Mon  Oct 23  7:00 pm
 Wed  Oct 25  4:00 & 7:00 pm
 Thu  Oct 26  4:00 pm

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

The Unknown Girl is a drama about a young doctor’s guilt-ridden search for the identity of a woman murdered near her clinic.

The new film from acclaimed directors the Dardenne brothers (Two Days, One Night) is a searing saga of guilt and redemption. One evening after work hours, Jenny (Adèle Haenel), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten. Shot through with low-key suspense and the heart-stopping realism that has become the directors’ trademark, The Unknown Girl is both a gripping mystery and a profoundly human moral tale. [2016, France, Runtime: 113 minutes, Rated: NR].

Justin Chang of The Los Angeles Times praises the Dardennes’ for, “the uncompromising moral vision and piercing emotional honesty at the heart of their work.” A.O. Scott of The New York Times says the film is, “as tense as a police procedural, and as mysterious as a religious parable…shot with unassuming lyricism and an eye for everyday detail and full of modest, eloquent performances.”

 

 

 

Ex Libris

Starts Friday, October 27

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

 

 

 

 

Columbus

Starts Friday, October 27

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map