Time: September 24, 2011 at 2pm to September 25, 2011 at 4pm
Location: Movies at Midway (upstairs screening room)
Street: Rte One
City/Town: Rehoboth Beach
Website or Map: http://www.rehobothfilm.com
Event Type: film
Organized By: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 20, 2011
For more information, please contact:
Rehoboth Beach Film Society
107 Truitt Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302-645-9095, ext 2
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and CAMP Rehoboth co-present “Bloomington” and “Private Romeo” as part of the Another Take film series on September 24 and 25. Both screenings will be held in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway.
Another Take, a gay and lesbian film series, begins on Saturday, September 24, at 2:00 pm with a screening of “Bloomington”. “Sexy and offbeat, ‘Bloomington’ is a fantastic little drama from writer-director Fernanda Cardoso, claims Danielle Riendeau of After Ellen. Jackie Kirk, a 22 year-old ex-television child actress arrives in the mid-west all the way from California, ready to explore her new sense of independence. Her greatest wish is to blend in with her peers, which proves to be difficult given her celebrity status. During a Psychology Department mixer, Jackie meets Catherine Stark, a mysterious teacher in her early thirties with an infamous “lady-killer” reputation. In spite of warnings she received from other students, Jackie falls for Catherine’s charm, and the two outsiders begin an intense relationship. When Jackie is given the opportunity to return to the ultra-competitive world of show business in the middle of the school year, she decides to accept the challenge. However, what Jackie fails to anticipate is the potentially disastrous effect her decision might have on her relationship with Catherine, her first true love. [2010, USA, Runtime: 83 min, Not rated]
The second film of the weekend, “Private Romeo”, will screen on Sunday, September 25, at 2:00 pm. “The excellent cast of ‘Private Romeo’ nimbly transform into characters as easily as they switch styles, ranging from cutting satire to romantic comedy,” says New York Times reporter Jason Zinoman. When eight cadets are left behind from a training exercise, love and trouble abound at McKinley Academy in Private Romeo, a suspenseful and sensual retelling of a classic tale, starring Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle (both from the Tony Award Winning War Horse). The story begins in the classroom with the cadets reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but the storyline escapes the confines of the classroom and the boys begin to live out the drama. The play takes on new meaning as Juliet and his Romeo follow their hearts, oblivious to the sidelong glances and smirks of their fellow soldiers. From the star-crossed lovers’ first kiss to the infamous feud between the two houses, all of these handsome cadets are pulled into the turmoil of forbidden love. [2011, USA, Runtime: 101 min, Not rated]
Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased online at www.rehobothfilm.com, by calling 302-645-9095, ext 1, or visiting the RBFS office, Mon-Fri, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
The mission of the RBFS is to promote the art of film and, through outreach initiatives, to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural life of local and extended communities. The Film Society sponsors monthly screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 9-13, 2011). The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 645-9095.