Rehoboth Beach Film Society's Monthly Screening series presents "Rising from Ashes"

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Rehoboth Beach Film Society's Monthly Screening series presents "Rising from Ashes"

Time: January 23, 2014 at 7pm to January 24, 2014 at 9pm
Location: The Den/ Movies at Midway
Street: 7 Clubhouse Dr. in Bear Trap Dunes, Ocean View/ Midway Shopping Center, Rehoboth Beach
City/Town: Rehoboth Beach
Phone: 302-645-9095 x 1
Event Type: film, and, discussion
Organized By: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2014

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Event Description

For immediate release:

January 2, 2014, 2013


For more information, please contact:

Jamie Rousak

Rehoboth Beach Film Society

107 Truitt Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

302-645-9095, ext. 2


For January’s Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the uplifting and compelling documentary “Rising from Ashes” at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 23 at The Den (Bear Trap Dunes) in Ocean View, and at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 24 in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach.


Narrated and directed by Academy Award® winning actor, Forest Whitaker, “Rising from Ashes” is the remarkable story of how the sport of cycling inspires individual redemption and healing, team perseverance, and country pride. Two worlds collided when American cycling legend, Jock Boyer moved to Rwanda, Africa to help build the first Rwandan national cycling team in hopes of representing their country at the 2012 Olympics. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past. This powerful and moving documentary reveals how a group of rag tag cyclists are transformed into a powerful symbol of hope for a country recovering from one of the world's most devastating genocides. Joe Neumaier from “New York Daily News” writes that, “Ashes is joyous and uplifting, full of spirit, with memorable athletes and remarkable achievements, both big and small.” [2012, US, Runtime: 82 min, Not Rated]


Admission for Monthly Screenings is $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first come, first served basis.


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 5 - 9, 2014). 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 the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at, or call 645-9095.





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