Rehoboth Beach Film Society's Monthly Screening presents "In A Better World"

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Rehoboth Beach Film Society's Monthly Screening presents "In A Better World"

Time: September 23, 2011 at 7pm to September 29, 2011 at 9:30pm
Location: DiFebo's in Bear Trap Dunes/Movies at Midway
Street: 7 Clubhouse Dr./ Rte One
City/Town: Ocean View/ Rehoboth Beach
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Phone: 302-645-9095
Event Type: film
Organized By: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2011

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Event Description

For immediate release:

Aug 29, 2011

For more information, please contact:

Wendi Dennis

Rehoboth Beach Film Society

107 Truitt Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

302-645-9095, ext 2


Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Monthly Screening series returns with a screening of “In A Better World” on Thursday, Sep 29, at 7:00 pm at DiFebo’s in Bear Trap Dunes, and on Friday, Sep 23, at 7:00 pm in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway.


“One of the places where ‘In a Better World’ is especially successful is comparing and contrasting the moral worlds of children and adults, showing how difficult but essential it is for each group to learn from the other,” says the Los Angeles Times’ Kenneth Turan. Winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film, this film centers on Anton, a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Elias, Anton’s ten-year-old son, is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London with his father. Christian's mother recently lost her battle with cancer, and Christian is greatly troubled by her death. Elias and Christian quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy. [2010, Denmark & Sweden, Runtime: 119 min, Not rated, Danish & Swedish with English subtitles]


Following the screening, Eric Kafka (President, RBFS Board of Directors) will lead a discussion. Eric is a psychologist with a private practice in Lewes, DE. He has coordinated and led analytical discussions of the Film Society’s What Makes Us Tick? program for the past three years.


Monthly screenings are $3 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented); and $5 for non-members. 


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, or call 645-9095.





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