September 18th, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on September 18, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Blackbird,” a beautifully filmed drama about a family’s weekend gathering that centers around the mother’s terminal illness.
Lily (played by Susan Sarandon) and Paul (played by Sam Neill) summon their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her long battle with ALS on her own terms. The couple is planning a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily and her daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska). Joining the collective farewell are Lily's son in law (played by Rainn Wilson), her lifelong friend, daughter's partner and grandson. Her story is ultimately one of hope, humor, love and a celebration of life. [2020, USA, 98 min, Rated: R].
Robbie Collin of the “Daily Telegraph (UK)” remarks “For all the narrowness of its brief, it may be the most beautifully complete film you will see all year.” Dwight Brown of “The National Newspaper Publishers Association” writes, "Considering the gravity of the subject matter, what's on view is surprisingly touching and disarming in the best ways.”
Screening times are 4 pm on Fri (Sep 18), 4 & 7 pm on Sat (Sep 19), 4:30 pm on Sun (Sep 20), 6 pm on Wed (Sep 23) and 3 pm on Thu (Sep 24). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online at www.rehobothfilm.com. 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 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.