HESBURGH Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

May 17th, 2019 - 4:00 pm

HESBURGH Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

Starting on May 17, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Hesburgh,” an intriguing documentary examining the life and work of former Notre Dame University president Theodore Hesburgh. Award-winning filmmakers Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley, examine the challenges and triumphs of one of the most influential leaders in American history.

“Hesburgh” offers a unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history as seen through the eyes of the long-time president of the University of Notre Dame and America's most well-known priest. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Theodore Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through it all, he remained a man armed with a fierce intelligence, a quick wit and an unyielding moral compass -- a timeless example of bipartisan leadership. [2019, US, 104 minutes, Rated: NR].

Glenn Kenny of “The New York Times” calls the film, “A portrait of a man who can be seen as not merely blameless, but genuinely heroic.” Sam Weisberg of “The Village Voice” adds, “This moving, illuminating slice of American life and social history serves as a stirring example that we should all do much better.”

Screening times are 4 pm on Friday (May 17), 7 pm on Saturday (May 18), 3:30 pm on Sunday (May 19), 4 pm on Wednesday (May 22), and 7 pm on Thursday (May 23). 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.


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