HILLBILLY ELEGY Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

November 18th, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

Starting on November 18, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Hillbilly Elegy,” a drama that is a modern exploration of the American dream through three generations of an Appalachian family.

Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso star in this film from Oscar® winner Director Ron Howard, based on J.D. Vance's “New York Times” best-selling memoir. J.D. Vance (Basso), a former Marine from southern Ohio and current Yale Law student, is on the verge of landing his dream job when a family crisis forces him to return to the home he’s tried to forget. J.D. must navigate the complex dynamics of his family, including his volatile relationship with his mother Bev (Adams), who’s struggling with addiction. Fueled by memories of his grandmother Mamaw (Close), the resilient and whip-smart woman who raised him, J.D. comes to embrace his family’s indelible imprint on his own personal journey. [2020, USA, 116 min, Rated: R].

James Mottram of the “South China Morning Post” writes, “It's a terrifically captivating performance from Close, and one that - awards bait or not - more than merits her winning that long overdue Oscar.” Screening times are 2 pm on Wed (Nov 18), 6 pm on Thu (Nov 19). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online at rehobothfilm.com. 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 (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 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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