February 12th, 2020 - 7:00 pm
WHY HATE! WHY HATE? Held at the Cinema Art Theater
Starting on Feb 12, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society introduces a new initiative titled Why Hate! Why Hate? The event will feature the film “Hate Among Us,” a documentary that examines the rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes around the world followed by a post screening discussion.
Depicting unique perspectives on anti-Semitism from young and old alike, from Jew and non-Jew, from within historic Jewish neighborhoods in Europe, to the streets of Charlottesville and Pittsburg’s Tree of Life Synagogue massacre – this narrative connects real stories of current survivors of violent anti-Semitism to those of the holocaust. “Hate Among Us” illustrates how renewed intolerance is taking root in our communities, institutions, and universities, with far reaching consequences around the world. Executive Producers Dean Cain and Montel Williams were moved to bring more awareness to the myriad of issues surround hate crimes, and the hateful and consequential effects on the lives of all people. [2019, US, 92 min, Rated: NR].
This screening will be followed by a moderated audience discussion on the presence of hatred in our communities and what we are doing and can do to bring about positive change.
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society invited Seaside Jewish Community, Epworth United Methodist Church (Rehoboth), the Islamic Society of Central Delaware (Dover) and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Lewes) to coordinate the moderators at each screening. Please note this is not a religious event but it is an interfaith collaboration to raise awareness about the growing presence of hatred in our lives and how we can reduce it.
Screening times are 7 pm on Wed (Feb 12), and 4 pm on Tue (Mar 3). General admission is $10. 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 DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.