September 22nd, 2017 - 4:00 pm
LADY MACBETH Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on September 22nd the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present LADY MACBETH, a drama about a woman’s struggle to break free from the repressive patriarchy of her time.
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. William Oldroyd’s feature debut shifts Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novel LADY MACBETH OF THE MTSENSK DISTRICT from Russia to the north east of England. The starkness of the moors perfectly mirrors the cold austerity of the manor house Katherine is confined to. When she breaks out, the world around her is shaken to its core. [2017, UK, Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes, Rated: R].
Michael Phillips of “The Chicago Tribune” lauds the film as, “an unusually sharp feature film debut and a mid-19th-century period piece both cool and vital.” Mick Lasalle of “The San Francisco Chronicle” singles out Pugh’s performance for praise: “LADY MACBETH has a lot to recommend it, but if it’s going to be remembered for one thing, it will be for launching the film career of its star, Florence Pugh.”
Screening times are 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday (Sept 22), 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday (Sept 23-24), 7:00 pm on Monday (Sept 25), 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Wednesday (Sept 27), and 7:00 pm on Thursday (Sept 28). Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening. Admission for a screening is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members. All screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater located at 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 2- 12, 2017). 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.