Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Wed  Feb 21  1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Thu  Feb 22  4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Fri  Feb 23  7:00 pm
Sat  Feb 24  4:40 pm
Sun  Feb 25  1:00 pm
Thu  Mar 1  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 

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is a drama about the real-life romance between the aging actress Gloria Grahame and an aspiring actor, with a star-turn by Annette Bening as Grahame.

Based on Peter Turner's memoir of the same name, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. [2017, UK, Runtime: 105 minutes, Rated: R].

“Bening demonstrates again why she's one of the best actresses in the business, digging deep to find the woman behind the sex symbol and refusing to settle for the superficial,” writes Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Rafer Guzman of Newsday praises the film for telling, “the story of this short-lived love with great sensitivity and respect… the movie is tender and rueful, with a brave and moving performance from Bening.”

the insult

Fri  Feb 23  4:00 pm
Sat  Feb 24  7:15 pm
Sun  Feb 25  3:15 pm
Mon  Feb 26  4:30 pm
Wed  Feb 28  1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Thu  Mar 1  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 Insult is an Oscar-nominated drama about a disagreement between two men that spirals into a conflict that captures the attention of their nation.

In today's Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another. [2017, Lebanon, Runtime: 112 minutes, Rated: R].

“A riveting and though-provoking journey, with compelling and nuanced performances all around, and, although it is quite serious, not without moments of levity,” writes Lindsey Bahr of The Associated Press.