The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, and the Lewes Public Library invite film and/or literary enthusiasts to a screening of THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 9. (Check website @ www.rehobothfilm.com for screening location).
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is based on the 1939 short story of the same name by James Thurber.
This romantic adventure film stars Ben Stiller as Life Magazine employee, Walter Mitty, who spends day after day, developing photos in a darkroom. To escape the incredible tedium of his work, he inhabits a world of daydreams where he is undeniably the hero. When his job is threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. The cast also includes Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, and Sean Penn. The National Board of Review nominated the film as one of their Top Ten Films of 2013. Critic Mark Hughes of “Forbes” says, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY provides fun and laughs, but also meaningful thoughts on life and how we choose to live it, along with a touching lead performance you'll want to root for.” [2013, USA, Runtime: 114 minutes, Raged 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.