October 23rd, 2020 - 12:00 pm to October 24th, 2020 - 12:00 pm
COMING HOME AGAIN Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Streaming Film
Starting on October 23, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater offers virtual cinema access to “Coming Home Again,” an intimate family drama about a mother, a son, and the burdens of family expectations.
Chang-rae (played by Justin Chon), a first-generation Korean American, has returned to his family home in San Francisco to care for his ailing mother (played by Jackie Chung). He wants only to fulfill his role as the supportive son, but must also come to terms with his conflicted emotions towards his mother. The film takes place over the course of one full day. During this day, he attempts to prepare a traditional Korean dinner for New Year's Eve - one his mother always cooked for the family. The care and precision that goes into preparing this meal gives him time to reflect on the intense relationship between them. Memories about it become a doorway into a woman who was so much more than the mother he thought he knew. Chang-rae is now faced with the dilemma of living with the permanent scars of family sacrifice unresolved, or the risk of opening new wounds. [2020, US, 86 min, Rated: NR].
Christopher Llewellyn Reed of “Hammer to Nail” says, “It's a profound experience, and by the end of ‘Coming Home Again,’ we feel at home ourselves, and transported by the visit.” Robert Daniels of “RogerEbert.com” writes, “Chung's performance here is incredible. Don’t miss it!”
To help keep the Cinema Art Theater’s screens lit, visit rehobothfilm.com for streaming links to watch one or several available films at your home. The distributor sets the fee but if more than one person is watching, it is a bargain. Thank you for your support.
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.