4 pm on Fri (Sep 18), 4 & 7 pm on Sat (Sep 19), 4:30 pm on Sun (Sep 20), 6 pm on Wed (Sep 23) and 3 pm on Thu (Sep 24), Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa. 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. Admission for a screening is $8 for RBFS members and $11 for future members. 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.
“Blackbird” is a beautifully filmed drama about a family’s weekend gathering that centers around the mother’s terminal illness.
Lily (played by Susan Sarandon) and Paul (played by Sam Neill) summon their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her long battle with ALS on her own terms. The couple is planning a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily and her daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska). Joining the collective farewell are Lily's son in law (played by Rainn Wilson), her lifelong friend, daughter's partner and grandson. Her story is ultimately one of hope, humor, love and a celebration of life. [2020, USA, 98 min, Rated: R].
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors daily screenings, mini film festivals, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. 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 .