SAINT JUDY opening at the Cinema Art Theater

March 18th, 2019 - 1:00 pm


Starting on March 18, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present the empowering drama “Saint Judy,” about a determined lawyer whose tireless efforts to save one of her clients ends up changing the country. If “RBG” inspired you to make the world a better place, you must see this film.

“Saint Judy” tells the true story of Los Angeles immigration attorney Judy Wood, who single-handedly overturned the United States law of asylum and saved countless lives in the process.

In a landmark case—one of her first as an immigration lawyer—she represented an Afghan woman who fled her home country after being persecuted by the Taliban for opening a school for girls. After a ferocious battle both in and out of court, Judy's work culminated in arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where she fought to include women as a protected class. [2019, US, 107 minutes, Rated: PG-13].

Stephen Farber of “” takes special note of Michelle Monaghan as Judy Wood: “her modest, energetic performance makes Saint Judy…engaging and moving.” Tiffany Tchobanian of “” adds, “This timely and inspiring film instills faith in justice and human decency.”

Screening times are 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Monday (Mar 18), 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Wednesday (Mar 20) and 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Thursday (Mar 21). 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 For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at, or call 302-645-9095.

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