Monthly Screenings feature films and discussions about the various cultures in the world, including the diversity in our own country. The screenings are held on 4th Thursdays of selected months at The Den (at Bear Trap Dunes) in Ocean View and the 4th Friday of each month at the Movies at Midway in the upstairs screening room. Screening time at both locations is 7:00 pm. The first 48 ticket purchasers for events in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway are entitled to a theater-style seat. Portable chairs will be available for additional ticket purchasers.

 

 

2015 Academy Award® nominees for Best Animated Short Film

Friday, April 24, 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway, map
Admission: $4 for members and $6 for non-members.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents this year's Academy Award® nominees for Best Animated Short Film. Don’t miss this rare viewing opportunity to enjoy one of the most entertaining categories at the Academy Awards – Best Animated Short Film. See how talented artists using hand-drawn and computer animation are creating some fascinating narratives that run the gamut from childhood to elder care.

Me and My Moulton
The charming story of a seven-year-old-girl and her sisters who ask for a bicycle from their loving yet unconventional parents knowing full well they may be disappointed. [2014, Canada, Runtime: 14 min]

 

 

 

 

 

Feast
This is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of the stray puppy he takes in and the meals they share. [2014, USA, Runtime: 6 min]

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bigger Picture
Full of warmth and wit, this short is about two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. We see the siblings deal with a situation that one day faces all of us. [2014, UK, Runtime: 7 min]

 

 

 

 

 

A Single Life
The shortest of this year’s nominees, “A Single Life” is a humorous time-travel journey through a woman’s later years. [2014, The Netherlands, Runtime: 2 min, Non-dialogue]

 

 

 

 



The Dam Keeper
In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out pollution. The dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite abuse from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student joins Pig's class, nothing will be the same again. [2014, USA, Runtime: 18 min]



 

1971

Friday, May 22, at 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway, map
Admission: $4 for members and $6 for non-members.

Decades before WikiLeaks and Eric Snowden, there was the grassroots group known as The Citizens Commission To Investigate The FBI. For the first time, members of that commission have come forward and 1971 is their story. Told with the aid of artifacts, interviews, and documents from the break-in, the film opens in the heart of the Philadelphia antiwar movement. A group of ordinary citizens are concerned that the FBI is spying on antiwar and civil rights activists and no one is holding the director, J. Edgar Hoover, accountable. So, on March 8, 1971, the night of the famed Ali-Frazier fight, a group of friends break into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania stealing hundreds of secret files which they ultimately share with the public. In doing so, they expose decades of FBI abuses and a vast network of illegal spying on Americans. The commission immediately disbands and retreats into anonymity – until now. Richard Brody of The New Yorker says, “This documentary, by Johanna Hamilton, unpacks a crucial but little-known episode in modern political and journalistic history….The story, including its cat-and-mouse aftermath adds the intricate excitement of a thriller to righteous historical outrage.” [2014, US, Runtime: 79 min, Not Rated]

A post-film discussion will be led by Kevin McGrath. Kevin spent 36 years working as a human resources executive with ITT, Northern Telecom and Comshare and the HR Value Group. After his retirement he was able to pursue his love of history and has taught several classes at OSHER and the University of Delaware (Dover) including classes on the Vietnam War and the 1960s. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Mt. Carmel College, Niagara Falls, Ont.

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