July 11th, 2019 - 10:00 am
DOUBLE DUMMY Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
On Thursday, July 11, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present a special screening of “Double Dummy,” a documentary that offers an extraordinary look at the competitive world of youth bridge and the relationships forged by the game around the world.
When players of the card game bridge play as if they know how the entire hand has been dealt, it is referred to as a double dummy, the highest compliment that you can pay a bridge player. This American pastime comes to life in this documentary as it combines the game’s cherished history with its hopeful present and future. For a long time, bridge has been perceived as a game exclusively for an older generation, but in recent years there has been a spike of young bridge players, featured especially in the 2012 World Youth Team Championships. This competition unfolds excitingly as highly talented players compete and make lasting relationships through the esteemed card game. It is a vibrant game played and loved by people of all ages and a great pastime. The film is narrated by Producer John McAllister, a long-time bridge enthusiast and features Warren Buffet and the two 2012, USA1 and USA2, American World Youth Bridge Teams among many others. [US, 2017, 86 minutes, Rating: NR].
“Awesome! I loved every minute of it,” exclaims Jeff Meckstroth, an American professional bridge player. “Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players,” remarks Warren Buffet, an American business magnate and philanthropist. This film will appeal to all bridge players of all ages.
Screening time is 10 am, July 11, 2019. Admission is $10. 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 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.