The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present LOUDER THAN BOMBS, a drama directed by Joachim Trier and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Gabriel Byrne. Screening times are 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday, May 27, 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 28 and 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 29. (The Cinema Art Theater is located at 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.)
LOUDER THAN BOMBS is an enticing drama about a family coming together after the loss of a central member. The film begins three years after the untimely death of famed war photographer Isabelle Reed. A beautiful opening scene shows a newborn infant clutching her father’s hand representing a new chapter in elder son Jonah’s life. The bonding with his infant child is too quickly interrupted as Jonah (Jesse Eisenberg) is called back to help archive photographs of his mother’s work for an upcoming exhibition, an event that will reunite Jonah with his father and younger brother.
Conrad, the younger son, is well played by Devon Druid as a teenager who hides in video games and introspection. The father (Gabriel Bryne) is pursuing a new romance and struggling to connect with his sons when he discovers secrets about his late wife. Underlying the tension of this family reunion is the truth about the death of Isabelle. The film incorporates flashbacks and layers of personal and professional reality and dreams. Past and present merge into sharp focus as the surviving Reeds come to terms with love and loss.
Oliver Jones of the “New York Observer” says “There are moments of almost unspeakable beauty in the film, not the least of which are Isabelle's war zone photographs.”
[2016, Norway, Runtime: 109 min., English, Rated R]
Admission for each of these screenings is $8 per film for members and $10 per film for future members. Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.