THE LAST RESORT Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

March 1st, 2019 - 6:00 pm


Starting on March 1, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present  ”The Last Resort,” a vibrant documentary about Jewish culture in 1970s Miami.

Before the arrival of “Miami Vice” and “MTV Spring Break”, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. “The Last Resort” takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. With cameras in hand, they embarked on an ambitious 10-year project to document this unique chapter in the city’s history, which would soon be erased by the turbulent 1980s. Featuring interviews with Pulitzer Prize® winner Edna Buchanan, filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, photographer Gary Monroe, and more, “The Last Resort” is a stunning testament to a community all but forgotten… until now. [2018, US, 70 minutes, Rated: Not Rated].

“Affectionate, thoughtful and hugely entertaining,” writes Rene Rodriguez of “The Miami Herald.” “Poignantly nostalgic,” writes Frank Scheck of “The Hollywood Reporter.”

Screening times are 6:00 pm on Friday (Mar 1), 4:00 pm on Saturday (Mar 2), 4:00 pm on Monday (Mar 4), 1:00 pm on Tuesday, (March 5), 1:00 pm on Wednesday (Mar 6) and 4:00 pm on Thursday (Mar 7). 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 and cultural enrichment for our community. 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 For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at, or call 302-645-9095.

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