RBFS Around The World series presents "Theeb"

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RBFS Around The World series presents "Theeb"

Time: May 4, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Cinema Art Theater
Street: 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
City/Town: Lewes
Phone: 3026459095
Event Type: film
Organized By: Jeri Kaplan
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2016

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Lewes Public Library present THEEB as May’s film for the Around the World series. THEEB, a coming-of-age adventure will screen at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4 at Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). The Around the World film series presents critically acclaimed, international independent films. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

The year is 1916 and World War l is coming to the Ottoman Empire. Theeb (Wolf in Arabic) lives in a remote Bedouin village where custom dictates strangers be treated with generosity. When a blue-eyed Englishmen arrives asking for help, Theeb embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide the Brit to a secret destination. Though just a young boy, Theeb quickly understands that to survive he must embrace the attributes of his namesake, the wolf.  Beautifully staged and filmed, Theeb showcases dramatic desert landscapes and won a Jury Prize for Best Cinematography and Artistic Direction at the Cairo International Film Festival. THEEB was also an OSCAR® nominee finalist for Best Foreign Language Film. Nadine Ajaka of “The Atlantic” says, “THEEB is the tiny-film-that-could, shot on a shoestring budget and starring actual Bedouins ad-libbing on screen in probably the most authentically Jordanian movie, well, maybe ever.” [Jordan, 2015, Runtime: 100 minutes, In Arabic with English sub-titles, Not Rated] 

For more information, please check the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com, call the Film Society at 302-645-9095, ext. 2, or call the Lewes Public Library at 302-645-2733. This film series is free and open to the public but donations are encouraged.

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