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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Tell Tale

Wednesday, January 14, 4:00 pm
Location: Upstairs at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library
Admission: Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.

This 2009 thriller stars Josh Lucas as Terry Bernard, a single father raising a daughter with a rare degenerative disease. With health issues of his own, Terry undergoes heart transplant surgery and almost immediately begins having memory flashes of the murdered donor’s final moments. When his new ticker recognizes one of the donors’ killers, Terry follows him and the vengeful heart begins to take control of his mind and body. His new heart wants revenge and if necessary, will take control to get it. Phillip Martin of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says, “…a modern updating of Poe’s canonical short story, Tell Tale is an ingenious step up from the usual genre suspects…Possibly Josh Lucas’s best performance to date.”

Bob Ackerman will facilitate the post-film discussion. [2009, US, Runtime: 93 min, Rated R]

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).