October 11th, 2019 - 4:00 pm
FIDDLE: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on October 11, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles,” an engaging documentary about a 55-year-old musical and Broadway phenomenon.
When "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway in 1964, it explored themes of tradition, religion and anti-Semitism against a modern backdrop of radical social change that addressed gender roles, sexuality and race. Rare archival footage and interviews with musical luminaries such as Lin-Manuel Miranda explores the legacy of this long-running, award-winning musical. [US, 2019, 92 minutes, Rating: PG-13].
G. Allen Johnson of “San Francisco Chronicle” says, “What makes it brilliant is that it demonstrates how universal this distinctly Jewish musical has become, how it has been embraced by many cultures and how it is still influential today.” Dennis Harvey of “Variety” praises, “There's considerable pleasure to be had here, particularly in the interweaving of several decades of performance clips in various staging styles and languages.”
Screening times are 4 pm and 7 pm on Fri (Oct 11), 4 pm and 7 pm on Sat (Oct 12), 3 pm on Sun (Oct 13), 2 pm on Mon (Oct 14), 4 pm and 7 pm on Wed (Oct 16), 4 pm and 7 pm on Thu (Oct 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, 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 www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.