Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Read a Movie series presents “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

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Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Read a Movie series presents “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

Time: December 11, 2013 from 4pm to 7:30pm
Location: Rehoboth Beach Public Library
Street: 226 Rehoboth Ave.
City/Town: Rehoboth Beach
Website or Map: http://www.rehobothfilm.com
Phone: 302-645-9095 x1
Event Type: film, and, discussion
Organized By: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2013

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Nov. 14, 2013

                   

For more information, please contact:

Jamie Rousak

Education/Outreach Coordinator

Rehoboth Beach Film Society

107 Truitt Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

302-645-9095, ext. 2

outreach@rehobothfilm.com

 

 

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Rehoboth Beach Public Library invite film and literary enthusiasts to a screening of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” on Wednesday,

December 11, 2013 beginning at 4:00 pm in the upstairs community room at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Adapted from the 1920s short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. This screening is part of the monthly “Read a Movie” series in which audience members are invited to read a short story in advance of the screening, and then gather to watch the film version and engage in lively discussion about how the film compares to its original inspiration.

 

On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt). Benjamin's diary recounts his bizarre and extraordinary life as a man who ages backwards and gets younger with time. His story, set in New Orleans, starts at the end of World War I in 1918 and continues into the 21st century. ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is an inspiring tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the sadness of death, and the future that lies ahead. This fantasy drama features Academy Award winners Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with supporting roles from Tilda Swinton and Elias Koteas. This film won multiple awards for art direction, makeup and visual effects at the 2009 Academy Awards and was also nominated for Best Picture. Allan Hunter from the Daily Express writes, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is not just a technical marvel, it is an epic piece of storytelling with an incredible attention to detail.” [2008, US, Runtime: 166 min, Rated: PG-13]

 

The popular “Read a Movie” series meets on the second Wednesday, September – May, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. After the film is screened, viewers will share thoughts about how the translation of the story faired when expanded to the big screen. The “Read a Movie” series is open to the public and is free. To receive the stories in advance, email Jamie Rousak, at outreach@rehobothfilm.com or call the Rehoboth Beach Public Library at (302) 227-8044.

 

The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society 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 (to be held 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 www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 645-9095.

 

 

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