The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Rehoboth Beach Public Library invite film enthusiasts to critique literary and cinematic storytelling. Every month Read a Movie participants will read in advance a little-known short story that provided the basis for a very well-known film. Then, on the second Wednesday of every month, beginning at 4:00 pm, participants will meet at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library to screen the film and share thoughts about how well—or not so well—the story was expanded to the big screen.

 

 

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Guys and Dolls

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Location: Rehoboth Beach Public Library
Admission: Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.

Great songs, stellar performances and a star studded cast make this 1955 musical, a time honored classic. With indestructible numbers like, “If I Were a Bell,”“A Bushel and a Peck,” and “Luck be a Lady,” it’s just as vibrant today as it was then. Guys and Dolls is the saga of incurable gamblers, Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, who involve each other in a plot to maintain The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York. Nominated for countless film awards, it won Jean Simmons a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical Comedy and is considered, by many, to be the best musical ever performed. John Cavanagh of Insidepulse.com says, “The jokes are still funny and the love stories are still touching, the film just has that universal story that everyone can enjoy with lovable characters with real emotions.” [1955, USA, Runtime: 150 min, Not Rated]

A post-film discussion will be facilitated by Diane Comolli.

Watch the trailer.

 

Eat at Dos LocosAfter each session, have dinner at the nearby Dos Locos restaurant where Read A Movie participants will receive a 15 percent discount (excluding already discounted items/specials).