June 21st, 2019 - 3:00 pm
HAMPSTEAD Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on June 21, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Hampstead,” a buoyant, sparklingly witty tale based on an inspiring true story of two underdogs who took on the system and showed a nation that heart is where the home is.
Though Emily (Diane Keaton) and Donald (Brendan Gleeson) live in the same idyllic London neighborhood of Hampstead, the worlds they inhabit could not be more different. She is an American widow occupying a posh apartment she can no longer afford and filling her time with charity work as she struggles to figure out a next step. He is a gruff Irish loner who lives off the land in a makeshift cabin and wants nothing more than to be left in peace. When his home is threatened by greedy real estate developers, Emily believes she has found her new cause—but gets more than she bargained for when unexpected romance blossoms. [2019, US, 103 minutes, Rated: PG-13].
“It's a pleasant film that makes fine use of its likable leads - Keaton's oddly regal klutziness matches well against Gleeson's gruff moral rectitude - and an appealing setting,” praises Bilge Ebiri of “New York Times.” Charlotte O’Sullivan of “London Evening Standard” writes, “Keaton and Gleeson are sweet together. It's also nice to see London's housing crisis being discussed.”
Screening times are 3 pm and 6 pm on Friday (June 21), 3 pm and 6 pm on Saturday (June 22), 3 pm on Sunday (June 23), 2 pm on Monday (June 24), 3 pm and 6 pm on Wednesday (June 26), 3 pm and 6 pm on Thursday (June 27). 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 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.