May 10th, 2019 - 4:00 pm
LITTLE WOODS Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on May 10, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present the drama “Little Woods,” a taut and affecting thriller about sisters pushed to extremes, from award-winning director Nia DaCosta. “Little Woods” was featured in the 2018 Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival and has received a 96% Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
In this modern Western, Ollie (Tessa Thompson) is trying to survive the last few days of her probation after getting caught illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border. When her mother dies, she is thrust back into the life of her estranged sister Deb (Lily James). Together they discover that they have one week to settle the mortgage on their mother's house or face foreclosure. As bills and pressure mount, Ollie reluctantly returns to a life of crime for one last deal. [2019, US, 103 minutes, Rated: R].
Oliver Jones of “The Observer” calls the film, “as powerful and essential a depiction of familial love as [you] are likely to see this year.” Sam Weisberg of “The Village Voice” adds, “Nia DaCosta's absorbing debut is laced with urgent dread, experienced by characters you care deeply about.”
Screening times are 4 pm and 7 pm on Friday (May 10), 4 pm and 7 pm on Saturday (May 11), 3 pm on Sunday (May 12), 4 pm and 7 pm on Wednesday (May 15), 4 pm and 7 pm on Thursday (May 16). 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 (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 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.