August 30th, 2019 - 3:00 pm
LUCE Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on August 30, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Luce,” a powerful American drama that is stacked with amazing performances and adapted from JC Lee’s acclaimed play. Director Julius Onah has created an intense, multi-layered and deeply entertaining look at identity in today’s America.
An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce’s teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce’s stellar reputation is called into question. [US, 2019, 109 minutes, Rated: R].
Adam Grahan of “Detroit News” exclaims, “This is a powerful film that shows how far some will go to protect the reality they choose to believe. It gets into your head and stays there.” Nate Adams of “The Only Critic” remarks, “A brave and audaciously riveting cinematic experience that'll find longevity in the conversation it starts regarding stereotypes and the judgment brought upon others.”
Screening times are 3 pm and 6 pm on Friday (August 30), 6 pm on Saturday (August 31), 3 pm on Sunday (September 1), 2 pm on Tuesday (September 3), 3 pm and 6 pm on Wednesday (September 4), 6 pm on Thursday (September 5). 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.