Friday, April 26 - Monday, April 29
RBFS presents “The Public”

4 pm and 7 pm on Friday (April 26), 7 pm on Saturday (April 27), 2 pm on Sunday (April 28), 2 pm on Monday (April 29), Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa).

“The Public,” an engaging social advocacy drama, will open at the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater. Directed and written by Emilio Estevez, who also stars alongside an ensemble cast, the film had its world premiere in September 2018 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

After learning that emergency shelters are at full capacity when a brutal Midwestern cold front makes its way to Cincinnati, Ohio, a large group of homeless library patrons led by Jackson (Michael Kenneth Williams) refuse to leave the downtown public library at closing time. What begins as a nonviolent Occupy sit-in and ragtag-act of civil disobedience quickly escalates into a standoff with local riot police, led by a no-nonsense crisis negotiator (Alec Baldwin) and a savvy district attorney (Christian Slater) with lofty political ambitions. Caught up in the middle are two librarians (Emilio Estevez and Jena Malone). [2019, US, 119 minutes, PG-13].

Admission for CAT: THIS WEEK films 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. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at , or call 302-645-9095.