Paris Can Wait

 Tue  Jun 20   4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Wed  Jun 21   1:00 pm, 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Thu  Jun 22    4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Fri  Jun 23   4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Sat  Jun 24   4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Sun  Jun 25   4:00 pm
 Mon  Jun 26  4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Tue  Jun 27   4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Wed  Jun 28   1:00 pm, 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Thu  Jun 29    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 

Eleanor Coppola's feature film directorial and screen writing debut (at the age of 81!) Paris Can Wait is the lightly comedic story of a middle-aged woman’s journey through the south of France with an unexpected partner.

Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane stars as a Hollywood producer's wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France, reawakening her sense of self and her joie de vivre. Director Eleanor Coppola (wife of Francis, mother of Sofia) fictionalized the film from a personal experience during the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Anne (Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s business associate (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving fine food and wine, humor, wisdom, and picturesque sights. [2016, USA, Runtime: 92, Rated: PG].

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone puts it succinctly, “If you’re longing for a delicious romantic romp to take your mind off the world going to hell in hand basket, Paris Can Wait is it.” Take a visual vacation “that shimmers with so many enticing temptations,” you’ll want to catch the next flight to Cannes.

 

 


The Hero

Starts Friday, June 30

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 Hero is a drama about a once successful man’s struggle in his waning days to retain relevance in his art and in his life long after the spotlight has left him.

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. [2017, USA, Runtime: 93, Rated: R]

Katie-Walsh at The Playlist calls Elliot’s performance as an aging has-been his “best performance in a long time…possibly ever.” Come see an iconic actor (and voice) inhabit a character searching for meaning in the shadow of his impending mortality.

 

 

 


Maudie

Starts Friday, July 21

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 

Maudie is based on a true story; the drama charts the unlikely relationship that blossoms between two people living at the margins of their small Nova Scotia town.

The reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie follows Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. [2016, Ireland, Runtime: 115 minutes, Rated: PG-13].

Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail lauds the film for its “strong sense of what art-making means to the outsider artist, of the way in which painting relaxed and comforted Maud, allowing her to escape both social ostracization and daily cares”. Peter Howell of The Toronto Star takes special note of the film’s stars, calling Sally Hawkins’s portrayal of Maud Lewis “award-worthy”. Hawkins “finds the dignity and determination inside the soft-spoken woman who overcame poverty, family abandonment and crippling rheumatoid arthritis to become a world-renowned painter of colourful rural scenes,” while co-star Ethan Hawke “strongly depicts [Everett] as a man both brutish and adoring.”