Friday, September 15 - Thursday, September 21
RBFS presents “A Compassionate Spy”

2 pm on Fri (Sep 15), 2 pm on Sat (Sep 16), 4 pm on Sun (Sep 17) and 5 pm on Thu (Sep 21), Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.

A Compassionate Spy is the incredible and gripping documentary about a brilliant scientist and his profound impact on nuclear history. The Society is pleased to feature this critically acclaimed film as part of its look back on the Atomic Era which will kick-off with Top Secret Rosies with Filmmaker, LeAnn Erickson (sold-out) and Oppenheimer.

Directed by two-time Oscar® nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself), A Compassionate Spy tells the story of controversial Manhattan Project physicist Ted Hall, who infamously provided nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union, told through the perspective of his loving wife Joan, who protected his secret for decades. Recruited in 1944 as an 18-year-old Harvard undergraduate to help Robert Oppenheimer and his team create a bomb, Hall was the youngest physicist on the Manhattan Project, and didn't share his colleagues' elation after the successful detonation of the world's first atomic bomb. Concerned that a U.S. post-war monopoly on such a powerful weapon could lead to nuclear catastrophe, Hall began passing key information about the bomb's construction to the Soviet Union. After the war, he met, fell in love with, and married Joan, a fellow student with whom he shared a passion for classical music and socialist causes -- and the explosive secret of his espionage. The pair raised a family while living under a cloud of suspicion and years of FBI surveillance and intimidation. A COMPASSIONATE SPY reveals the twists and turns of this real-life spy story and the couple's remarkable love and life together during more than 50 years of marriage. [2022, US, 102 min, Rating: NR]

Admission is $9 for members and $11.50 for general audiences. Purchase advance tickets online at or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes beginning 30 minutes prior to the screening, or call 302-645-9095.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society (RBFS) promotes the art of cinema through education and cultural enrichment programming. RBFS provides opportunities for film enthusiasts and diverse audiences to convene and celebrate cinematic achievement during events such as the annual Fall Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (RBIFF). Other special programming includes The MET Live in HD, National Theatre Live from London’s West End, Exhibitions on Screen™, (Journeys in Art History) and Sunday’s Anime Matinee. The Society operates a two-screen theater complex, Cinema Art Theater (CAT) sharing the latest Indies, features and documentaries in Sussex County.

RBFS is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Rehoboth Beach Regional Film Showcase is funded by the Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Foundation For more information about RBFS visit us at .