loving vincent

 Fri  Dec 8  4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Sat  Dec 9  4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Sun  Dec 10  3:00 pm
 Mon  Dec 11  1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
 Wed  Dec 13  1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
 Thu  Dec 14  4:00 pm & 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 

Loving Vincent is a spectacular (and painstakingly achieved) drama exploring the mystery surrounding Vincent Van Gogh’s final days.

Made over the course of seven years, and consisting of 65,000 hand-painted frames, Loving Vincent is the world’s first hand-painted film. Directing-duo Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman gathered 125 professional oil-painters to paint over scenes shot by live actors in the unmistakable style of Van Gogh to tell the story of a young man who travels to the French village of Arles to investigate the death of the artist. Loving Vincent is an original take on the detective story, an ode to one of the world’s most famous and original artists—who died in pain and obscurity—and an amazing technical achievement, all in one. [2017, UK-Poland, Runtime: 94 minutes,
Rated: PG-13].

“Visually, it’s spectacular. Conceptually, it’s jaw-dropping to simply consider the effort that went into this,” writes Stephanie Merry of The Washington Post. “If you ever wanted a masterpiece hanging in a gallery to come to life, your wish has been fully granted many times over,” adds Susan Wloszczyna of RogerEbert.com.

 

 

 

Novitiate

Starts Friday, December 22

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 

Novitiate is a drama about a young woman’s coming-of-age in a convent during the reforms of Vatican II. Featuring a powerful supporting performance by Melissa Leo as the mother-superior.

Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, Novitiate is about a young girl's first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. With the dawn of the Vatican II era, radical changes in the Church are threating the course of nuns' lives. As she progresses from the postulant to the novitiate stage of training, she finds her faith repeatedly confronted and challenged by the harsh, often inhumane realities of being a servant of God. [2017, US, Runtime: 123 minutes, Rated: R].

“A startling, powerful, keenly nuanced and beautifully made film,” raves Rex Reed of The New York Observer. Mike D’Angelo of The AV Club singles out Melissa Leo’s performance: “We…get to watch a great actor run the scale, from quiet stewing to full-fledged shrieking. It’s one of the year’s best supporting performances.”