THE WIFE OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER
Starting on January 11, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “The Wife,” the complex and unflinching story of a woman growing out of the shadow of her husband’s success, anchored by fine performances from Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close, for which Close won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Close and Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife.
Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. “The Wife” interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later—a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. [2018, US/UK/Sweden, 100 minutes, Rated: R].
“The movie features a terrific performance by Jonathan Pryce and a flat-out brilliant one from Glenn Close, who dials up a slow burn for the ages,” writes Bill Goodykoontz of “The Arizona Republic.” "’The Wife’ pulls off the not inconsiderable feat of spinning a fundamentally literary premise into an intelligent screen drama that unfolds with real juice and suspense,” writes Ben Kenigsberg of “The New York Times.”
Screening times are 3:00 pm on Friday (Jan 11), 6:00 pm on Saturday (Jan 12), 2:00 pm on Sunday (Jan 13), and 3:00 pm Thursday (Jan 17). 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 and cultural enrichment for our community. 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.