February 28th, 2020 - 4:00 pm
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on Feb 28, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band,” a musical documentary that follows an artist’s young life and creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music.
The film is a moving story of guitarist/songwriter Robbie Robertson's personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music forming the group “The Band.” They worked together to make their amazing mark on music history. “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band” blends rare archival footage, photography (137 photographs by Elliot Landy), iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson's friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more. Executive Producers include Martin Scorsese and Ron Howard. [2020, USA/CANADA, 100 min, Rated: R].
Edward Havens of “FilmJerk.com” remarks, “This movie, and the band it covers, has affected me. My mind is racing with so many concepts, my heart and my soul overflowing with conflicted emotions.” Staci Layne Wilson of “AtHomeInHollywood.com” exclaims, “An electrifying and edifying music documentary.”
Screening times are 4 pm on Fri (Feb 28), 4 pm and 7 pm on Sat (Feb 29), 1 pm on Sun (Mar 1), 1 pm on Mon (Mar 2), 1 pm and 4 pm on Wed (Mar 4) and 4 pm on Thu (Mar 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 (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 www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.