October 4th, 2019 - 4:00 pm
CHASING EINSTEIN Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on October 4, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Chasing Einstein,” a fascinating documentary that chronicles the hunt to answer one of the greatest open questions about our universe.
What if, for the last 100 years, scientists have been looking for something that doesn’t exist? Then again, what if it does — and they’ve just been unable to find it? Einstein's theory of relativity has been the dominant narrative of astrophysics since 1919 even though it culminates in the shocking conclusion that most of the universe must be made up of a mysterious and invisible matter…a matter that no one has ever observed. This matter, known as dark matter, has been the fountain of youth, the holy grail, and the El Dorado for physicists for nearly a century. Countless hours, careers and dollars have been dedicated to proving that dark matter exists; yet, despite all that, no one has successfully detected it. “Chasing Einstein” follows a group of esteemed scientists around the world to find out whether Einstein's theory of gravity, as it passes its 100th birthday, can stand the test of time. [US, 2019, 92 minutes, Rating: NR].
Richard Webb of “New Scientist” says, “A nuanced tale of the motivations and sacrifices science demands.” Alex Billington of “Firstshowing.net” exclaims, “You don't need a PhD in rocket science to let yourself be carried away by this fascinating film.”
Screening times are 4 pm on Fri (Oct 4), 4 pm and 7 pm on Sat (Oct 5), 4:30 pm on Sun (Oct 6), 2 pm on Mon (Oct 7), 4 pm on Wed (Oct 9), 4 pm on Thu (Oct 10). 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 (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 DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.