WOMEN TALKING Opening at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes

February 24th, 2023 - 2:00 pm

WOMEN TALKING Opening at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes

Opening February 24, the Rehoboth Bach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater presents Women Talking, a riveting drama inspired by a real historical event among the Mennonite men and older boys were abusing their women.

In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. For years, men had occasionally drugged the women of their community and sadly raped them. The truth sets these Mennonite women free as they start to talk out loud about their oppressive situations. Through the backstory, we see a community of women come together to figure out how they might move forward to build a better life  for themselves and their children. All women face the unbearable decision to stay and fight or leave. As they work to find their voices doing nothing is not an option. The stellar cast includes Clair Foy, Frances McDormand and Ben Whishaw. [2022, US, 104 min, Rating: PG-13]

Susan Granger of SSG Syndicate writes, “Uncompromising monologues about sexual abuse and how solidarity is the key to survival...nominated for two Oscars this year.” Mike Scott of the  Sunday Times say, “The film folds Old Testament timelessness with #MeToo topicality and a salting of dry-as-a-bone wisdom.”

Screening times are 2 pm on Fri (Feb 24), 5 pm on Sun (Feb 26) and 3 pm on Thu (Mar 2). Admission is $9 for members, $11.50 for general audiences and $5 for students. Purchase advance tickets at www.rehobothfilm.com or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes beginning 30 minutes prior to the screening.

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