The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Rehoboth Beach Public Library invite film and/or literary enthusiasts to a screening of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm at the Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth (MCC Rehoboth), 19369 Plantation Road. Based on the short story of the same name by Richard Kipling, this 1975 Technicolor movie was nominated for four Academy Awards®.
A swashbuckling adventure film, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING follows two rogue British soldiers in search of a country untouched by civilization where they can live as gods. Their hunt leads them to the then country of Kafiristan- a land where no white man had set foot since Alexander the Great. Through a series of outrageous coincidences and dumb luck, the duo manage to make their wildest dreams come true. Starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, and Christopher Plummer this John Houston film is brimming with fun, wit, and action. In his 2005 review Rob Vaux of FLIPSIDE MOVIE EMPORIUM gave it a 5 out of 5 stars and said, “They don't make adventure movies like this anymore. Connery and Caine have rarely been better. [1975, USA, Runtime: 129 minutes, Rated PG]
This screening is part of the monthly “Read a Movie” series in which members read a little-known short story in advance of the screening, then gather to share their thoughts about how well—or not so well—the story was expanded to the big screen
The popular “Read a Movie” series takes place on the second Wednesday of each month (Sept – May). To sign up, and receive the stories in advance, email Denise Hoban at email@example.com. Admission is $3 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $4 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.