August 28th, 2020 - 3:00 pm
NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on August 28, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin,” a fitting and thought-provoking documentary that is a tribute to a man whose work showed his passion for the nomadic life and uncovering stories of lost tribes, wanderers and dreamers.
When iconic English travel writer and storyteller Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave him his rucksack. Thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey, inspired by Chatwin's passion for the nomadic life. Herzog's deeply personal portrait, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth. [2020, UK, 89 min, Rated: NR].
John DeFore of “Hollywood Reporter” claims, “A poignant testament to two friends' shared curiosity about the world.” Nick Schager of “Variety” pens, “Duplicating many of Chatwin's most notable journeys, Herzog evokes the late English wanderer's restless soul and curious fascination with profound issues that have long captivated the director.”
Screening times are 3 pm on Fri (Aug 28), 6 pm on Sat (Aug 29), 4 pm on Sun (Aug 30), 2 pm on Wed (Sep 2) and 5 pm on Thu (Sep 3). 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 DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.