May 26th, 2023 - 5:00 pm
CHEVALIER Opening at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes
Opening May 19, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater presents Chevalier, a fascinating drama that retells the story of a dazzling 18th century musician.
Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in a tour de force performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court. [2022, Czech Republic, 07 min, Rating: PG-13, In French with English subtitles]
Carla Renata of The Curvy Film Critic exclaims, “Kelvin Harrison, Jr. is a force to be reckoned with. With each and every role he inhabits a brand-new chapter of his talent in unveiled and his portrayal of Chevalier is no different. In fact, it's his best role to date.”
Screening times are 5 pm on Fri (May 26), 2 pm on Sun (May 28) and 3 pm on Thu (May 31). Admission is $9 for members, $11.50 for general audiences and $5 for students. Purchase advance tickets online at www.rehobothfilm.com or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes.