June 22nd, 2018 - 4:00 pm
AMERICAN ANIMALS OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER
Starting on June 22nd, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present AMERICAN ANIMALS, a thrilling drama based on true events about one of the most unusual heists in American history.
The film centers around two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they plan the brazen theft of some of the world’s most valuable books from the special collections room of their college library. Enlisting two more friends, and taking their cues from heist movies, the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen artworks. Although some members of the group begin to have second thoughts, they discover that the plan has seemingly taken on a life of its own. Unfolding from multiple perspectives, and innovatively incorporating the real-life figures at the heart of the story, writer-director Bart Layton (THE IMPOSTER) takes the heist movie into bold new territory. [2018, US, Runtime: 116 minutes, Rated: R].
Kenneth Turan of “The Los Angeles Times” calls AMERICAN ANIMALS “one of the summer's freshest, most entertaining films.” Todd McCarthy of “The Hollywood Reporter” praises first time drama director Bart Layton: “This has to rate among the most accomplished and fully realized big-screen debuts of recent times.”
Screening times are 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday (June 22), 4:00 pm on Saturday (June 23), 4:00 pm on Sunday (June 24), 4:00 pm on Wednesday (June 27) and 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Thursday (June 28). Admission for CAT: THIS WEEK films is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 1- 11, 2018). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 302-645-9095.