The Rehoboth Beach Film Society proudly presents Delmarva Connections, a film series that explores connections to the region around us. The fifth event of the series, THE SUMMER HELP, will screen at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 18 at Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Each year thousands of international students descend upon summer resorts in the U.S. to clean hotel rooms, wash dishes and prepare food for vacationers. Who are these students and what do they think of America? Why are they willing to work two, three or even four jobs – oftentimes for minimum wage? In this enlightening documentary, filmmaker Melody Gilbert introduces us to several young workers who dream of coming here to do the jobs many American teenagers don’t want to do. Follow them on their journey from small villages in Bulgaria to a new land and see how they adjust to their lives as summer workers. Cinemaspeak,com says, “What filmmaker Melody Gilbert does so well…is to remain an observer. She assembles the story, but lets the subjects tell it.” [2016, USA & Bulgaria, Runtime: 68 minutes, Not Rated]
A post film discussion will be led by Reber Whitner. Mr. Whitner is one of the volunteer coordinators who assists in the International Student Outreach Program (ISOP) at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth. He graduated from West Chester University with a B.S. in Education. According to Mr. Whitner, he tries very hard not to take himself too seriously.
Admission for this event is $5 for adults and $3 for children twelve years and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rehobothfilm.com or by calling the Rehoboth Beach Film Society at 302.645.9095, ext. 1.