I am not your Negro

 Wed  Mar 29   1:00 pm
 Thu  Mar 30   1:00 pm
 Fri  Mar 31   7:00 pm
 Sat  Apr 1   4:00 pm
 Sun   Apr 2   4:00 pm
 Wed  Apr 5   7:00 pm
 Thu  Apr 6   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 

I Am Not Your Negro is considered to be an astonishing documentary. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House”. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the civil rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. (2017, France/USA, Runtime: 93 min., Rated: PG-13)

Bruce Demara of the Toronto Star states “The result – hard hitting and insightful – is a reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same.” The film was deemed Best Documentary by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and it took home the people’s choice award from the Toronto International Film Festival. It also won a creative recognition award from the International Documentary Association and was one of the final five Oscar® nominated films for Best Documentary.


 



The Red Turtle

 Wed  Mar 29   4:00 pm
 Thu  Mar 30   4:00 pm
 Fri  Mar 31   4:00 pm
 Sat  Apr 1   7:00 pm
 Wed  Apr 5   4:00 pm
 Thu  Apr 6   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 

The Red Turtle is a wonderful animated fantasy for all ages.

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs, and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being (2017, USA, Runtime: 80 min., Rated: PG)

Gerald Peary of Arts Fuse claims “The Red Turtle is beautifully, brilliantly rendered and storyboarded by Dudok de Wit the old-fashioned way.”