September 6th, 2019 - 3:00 pm
VITA & VIRGINIA Opening at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on September 6, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Vita & Virginia,” a romantic true story of a literary love affair that fueled the imagination of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers.
Set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England, Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) is the brash, aristocratic wife of a diplomat who refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist’s eccentric genius and enigmatic allure. So begins an intense, passionate relationship marked by all-consuming desire, intellectual gamesmanship, and destructive jealousy that will leave both women profoundly transformed and inspire the writing of one of Woolf’s greatest works “Orlando.” [Ireland, 2019, 110 minutes, Rated: NR].
Annlee Ellingson of “L.A. Biz” remarks, “A strikingly intimate portrait of a love affair.” Kaely Monahan of “Whiskey and Popcorn” writes, “Beautifully spellbinding! Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki are explosive together.”
Screening times are 3 pm on Fri (Sep 6), 6 pm on Sat (Sep 7), 3 pm on Sun (Sep 8), 4:15 pm on Mon (Sep 9), 3 pm on Wed (Sep 11), 6 pm on Thu (Sep 12). 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 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.