THE TRAITOR Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

February 28th, 2020 - 3:00 pm

THE TRAITOR Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

Starting on Feb 28, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “The Traitor,” a biographical crime drama based on the life a Sicilian crime boss who brought down the Cosa Nostra.

In the early 1980’s, an all-out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a made-man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are being settled and Buscetta watches from afar as his sons and brother are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia. He decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra. [2019, Italy, 135 min, Rated: R].

Eleanor Ringel Cater of “Saporta Remark (Atlanta)” offers, “It's unlike anything you've seen - or could've made up. And the picture captures it perfectly, with just the right mix of humor and horror.” Diane Carson of “KDHX (St Louis)” says, “The performances and music are superb.”

Screening times are 3 pm and 6 pm on Fri (Feb 28), 3 pm and 6 pm on Sat (Feb 29), 2 pm on Sun (Mar 1), 2 pm on Mon (Mar 2), 2 pm on Wed (Mar 4) and 3 pm and 6 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 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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