This series pesents films and discussions about the various cultures in the world, including the diversity in our own country.

 

 

’71

Friday, September 18, 7:00 pm
Location: Metropolitan Community Church (MCC Rehoboth), 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach (map)
Admission: $4 for RBFS Members (current card must be presented) and $6 for future members.

Set against the backdrop of the 30-year Northern Ireland conflict, ‘71 is a nail-biting thriller whose events take place on the streets of Belfast, a year before Bloody Sunday. Following a street riot, a young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit and must find his way back to safety through a hostile landscape. Movie critic Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal said, “Yann Demange’s ‘71, with an astonishing performance by Jack O’Connell, is big-screen storytelling stripped to its dramatic and visual essentials, and the result is nothing less than shattering.” [2015, UK, Runtime: 100 min, Rated R]

A post-film discussion will be led by Eileen Redden. Eileen is a retired educator and currently serves as an instructor at Osher Lifelong Learning in Lewes.

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Meet the Patels

Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm
Location: Metropolitan Community Church (MCC Rehoboth),19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach (map)
Admission: $4 for RBFS Members (current card must be presented) and $6 for future members.

Meet the Patels is a laugh-out-loud comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year old Indian American, who is desperate to find love and is willing to do whatever it takes. On a journey to India he realizes that a semi-arranged marriage might not be so terrible, and over the course of a year, Ravi’s parents send him on a whirlwind of dates as he looks for answers to the age old question, what is love? In its online review theexaminer.com says, “It's rare to come across documentaries that are authentic and laugh-out-loud funny. Meet the Patels is such a gem." [2015, US, Runtime: 88 min, Rated PG]

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The Farewell Party

Saturday, December 26, 7:00 pm
Location: To Be Determined
Admission: $4 for RBFS Members (current card must be presented) and $6 for future members.

The Farewell Party is a compassionate and surprisingly funny story about residents at a Jewish retirement home who help their terminally ill friend by constructing a euthanasia device. When rumors of their activity begin to spread, and more and more people ask for their help, the group is suddenly faced with a life and death dilemma. Winner of 4 Ophir Awards (the Israeli Academy Awards®), The Farewell Party pits the ethics of assisted suicide against the right to die with dignity. Film critic Colin Covert of the Star Tribune says, “I can’t recall any film ever making me laugh and cry in complete comic and dramatic balance like The Farewell Party.” [2014, Israel, Runtime: 90 min, Hebrew with English subtitles]

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