January 31st, 2020 - 3:00 pm
LES MISÉRABLES Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on Jan 31, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Les Misérables,” a thrilling drama about a young and light hearted cop who moves to Paris to be closer to his young son and joins an Anti-Crime Brigade discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.
Steìphane (Damien Bonnard, “Staying Vertical”), has recently joined the Brigade in Montfermeil, a sensitive district of the Paris projects. Paired up with Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), whose methods are sometimes unorthodox, he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone begins filming every move they make. French filmmaker Ladj Ly’s politically charged film earned Jury Prize at Cannes in 2019 and was selected by France’s Oscar® committee as the country’s submission for the Best International Feature Film.
[2019, France, 104 minutes, Rated: R].
Barbara VanDenburgh of “Arizona Republic” exclaims, “When it reaches its boiling point, ‘Les Misérables’ absolutely roils.” Adam Graham of “Detroit News” says, “It's an urgent portrait that captures a much different Paris than the original 1862 novel, but its themes remain. Victor Hugo would be proud.”
Screening times are 3 pm on Fri (Jan 31), 6 pm on Sat (Feb 1), 1 pm on Sun (Feb 2), 2:30 pm on Tue (Feb 4) and 3 pm on Thu (Feb 6). 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 (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 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.