THE ASSISTANT Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

March 6th, 2020 - 4:00 pm

THE ASSISTANT  Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

Starting on March 6, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “The Assistant,” a searing drama that offers a withering critique of workplace harassment and systemic oppression.

The Assistant follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant’s – making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, and onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered. [2020, USA, 87 min, Rated: R].

Peter Bradshaw of “Guardian” says, “It is a somber, realist study of what day-by-day, moment-by-moment abuse actually looks like.” Susan Granger of “SSG Syndicate” remarks, “Restrained and sensitive, chronicling an all-too-prevalent misogynistic culture of complicity.”

Screening times are 4 pm on Fri (Mar 6), 4:30 pm on Sat (Mar 7), 1 pm on Sun (Mar 8) and 1 pm on Wed (Mar 11). Admission 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, cultural enrichment, and opportunities for engagement for our diverse communities and audiences. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov 5 – 15, 2020). 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 For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at or call 302-645-9095.


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