On Tuesday, April 24th, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present, in celebration of Earth Day, LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY, an incredible documentary about the noble work of elephant conservationists in Thailand.
Director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers, led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, embark on a daring 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old captive blind Asian elephant, and bring her to freedom. The film follows Noi Na to an elephant sanctuary where she is accepted into the herd of other elephants rescued by the brave and dedicated Lek and her team. LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY is a heartwarming and hopeful film that exposes the plight of Asian elephants and the people who work tirelessly to save them. Director Ashley Bell says of her experience, “Because Lek opened not only her doors, but her heart, we were granted unparalleled access to these giants…Lek showed me her world. It was my job and responsibility to show the world hers. The result is LOVE AND BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY”. [2018, US, Runtime: 77 minutes, Not Rated].
The screening time is 6:30 pm on Tuesday (April 24). Tickets can be purchased online or, if seating is available, at the Cinema Art Theater, starting 30 minutes prior to the screening. Admission for the screening is $8 for members and $11 for future members. All screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater located at 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 1-11, 2018). 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.