The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is proud to present the second annual Women’s Film Series in partnership with the League of Women Voters® of Sussex County. The focus of this series will be to inform, inspire, and empower audiences by exploring a wide range of women’s issues through the art of film. Each monthly screening will feature a guest speaker who will moderate an engaging post-screening discussion.

Most film events will be held the last Tuesday of the month (Sept – May), 7:00 pm at the Cinema Art Theater (located behind Lewes WAWA, 17701, Dartmouth Drive, #2, Lewes, DE). During the winter months, please check back to confirm exact dates and time.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

 

 

The Founders

Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm

Admission: $9 per person. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

SOLD OUT

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes (map

The Founders is a screening of the inspirational documentary about the creation of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). In 1950, 13 amateur women golfers battled society, finances and sometimes each other to create the LPGA. With humor and grit these underdogs established a sport legacy during a time when athletic women were not accepted in the country club world of American golf. Through rare archival footage, historical re-enactments, and current-day interviews with the surviving founders, a story of champions is told. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 40th Atlanta Film Festival, The Founders isn’t just for those who frequent the golf course. This film is for anyone who believes in the transformative power of defying the odds. Director Charlene Fisk said, “This was a story of heroines. Here were a group of women who came along before Title IX, women who helped to create the bedrock for the women’s movement. Why doesn’t everyone know this?”  [2016, USA, Runtime: 85 minutes, NR]