May 6th, 2022 - 4:00 pm
PETITE MAMAN Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on May 6, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present Petite Maman, a unique and emotional drama from French filmmaker Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) which is a fairytale for all ages.
Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly accompanies her parents to her mother’s childhood home to begin the difficult process of cleaning out its contents. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age building a treehouse. What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory and connection. [2021, France, 72 min, Rated: PG, in French with English subtitles]
Mark Kermode of the Observer (UK) writes, “Goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages.” Helen O’Hara of Empire Magazine says, “A story even more delicate and moving than Sciamma's last effort, this takes an unusual and thoughtful look at girlhood, motherhood and friendship. It's enchanting.”
Screening times are 4 pm on Fri (May 6), 7 pm on Sat (May 7), 3 pm on Sun (May 8), 2 pm & 4 pm on Wed (May 11) and 4 pm on Thu (May 12). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase admission online at ww.rehobothfilm.com. If seats are available, admission can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.