2pm Sun-Sept 17, 4pm Wed-Sept 20, Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive (behind the Lewes WAWA), Lewes.
Each morning Donya leaves her tight-knit community of Afghan immigrants in Fremont, California. She crosses the Bay to work at a family-run fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. Donya drifts through her routine, struggling to connect with the culture and people of her new, unfamiliar surroundings while processing complicated feelings about her past as a translator for the U.S. government in Afghanistan. Unable to sleep, she finagles her way into a regular slot with a therapist who grasps for prospective role models. When an unexpected promotion at work thrusts Donya into the position to write her own story, she communicates her loneliness and longing through a concise medium: the fortunes inside each cookie. Donya’s koans travel, making a humble social impact and expanding her world far beyond Fremont and her turbulent past, including an encounter with a quiet auto mechanic who could stand to see his own world expanded.
Admission is $9 for members, $11.50 for general audiences and $5 for students (student ticket (student tickets available only at the theater box office). Purchase advance tickets online at rehobothfilm.com or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes.
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 (November 8 – 12). Other special programming includes The MET Live in HD, National Theatre Live from London’s West End, and Exhibitions on Screen™. The Society operates a two-screen theater complex, Cinema Art Theater (CAT) sharing the latest first-run Indies, features and documentaries at the only Art House in Sussex County.
RBFS is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute® and is funded in part by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). For more information about RBFS visit us at rehobothfilm.com.