BEN IS BACK OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER
Starting on January 11, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Ben Is Back,” a timely and powerful drama, featuring a star-studded cast (including Julia Roberts), that delves into a family’s struggle with their son’s addiction.
19-year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a day, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love for her son is tested, as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. “Ben is Back” also stars Courtney B. Vance (“The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird”). [2018, US, 103 minutes, Rated: R].
“Through it all, though, there’s the magnificence of Julia Roberts, and the fine performances from Hedges, Vance and the rest of the cast. They do great justice to this finely constructed slice of fractured family life,” writes Richard Roeper of “The Chicago Sun-Times.” Michael Phillips of “The Chicago Tribune” praises Hedges’ performance, writing, “nobody in American movies today can get at the beating heart of a conflicted, hurting post-adolescent the way Lucas Hedges can.”
Screening times are 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday (Jan 11), 4:00 pm on Saturday (Jan 12), 3:00 pm on Sunday (Jan 13), 4:00 pm on Monday (Jan 14), 1:00 on Wednesday (Jan 16) and 7:00 pm Thursday (Jan 17). 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 and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31 – November 10, 2019). 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.