HONEY BOY Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

December 6th, 2019 - 6:00 pm

HONEY BOY Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

Starting on Dec 6, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Honey Boy,” a drama about a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams.

From a screenplay by actor Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to reality the actor’s life. Fictionalizing his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har'el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as main character Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature acting debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har'el's feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope. [US, 2019, English, 93 minutes, Rating: R].

Nathaniel Hood of “Nate Hood Reviews” says, “One of the precious few [films] that feels like an act of grace itself. It's one of the most humbling film experiences of the year.” Scott Marks of “San Diego Reader” comments, “When it comes to cinema as therapy, LeBeouf put his time (and ours) to superb use here.”

Screening times are 6 pm on Fri (Dec 6), 3:30 pm on Sat (Dec 7), 1 pm on Sun (Dec 8), 6:30 pm on Tue (Dec 10), 2 pm on Wed (Dec 11) and 3 pm on Thu (Dec 12). 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 (November 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 rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.

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