Rehoboth Beach Film Society's Cinema by the Canal presents "Secretariat"

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Rehoboth Beach Film Society's Cinema by the Canal presents "Secretariat"

Time: August 18, 2011 from 8:15pm to 10:30pm
Location: Lewes Canalfront Park
Street: 211 Front St.
City/Town: Lewes
Phone: 302-645-9095
Event Type: family, outdoor, film, experience
Organized By: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2011

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Event Description

For immediate release:

July 13, 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 concludes Cinema by the Canal, an outdoor film series for all ages, with a screening of “Secretariat”. The screening will take place at dusk on Thursday, August 18, at the Lewes Canalfront Park, located at 211 Front St.   


Chicago Sun-Times’ film critic Roger Ebert says “Secretariat” is “a great film about greatness, the story of the horse and the no less brave woman who had faith in him.” This family film dramatizes the spectacular true story of an incredible horse named Secretariat, and his unlikely owner, a housewife named Penny Chenery (Diane Lane). When Chenery’s father becomes too ill to manage his horse farm, Chenery decides to take over, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Through the luck of a coin toss, Chenery wins the mare that gives birth to an amazing foal that Chenry immediately recognizes as full of racing potential. With the help of veteran horse trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), Chenery nurtures this young horse as he develops the speed and stamina needed in a winner.


Chenery’s plans for Secretariat are almost thwarted as she struggles to navigate the male-dominated racing business. She finds little support even from her own family; her husband resents her frequent trips from their home in Colorado to the stables in Virginia, and her brother only wants to sell the farm and its horses. But her persistence is rewarded as Secretariat wins race after race. With enough conviction, innovation, and perseverance Chenery may be able to make Secretariat the first Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years. [2010, USA, Runtime: 123 min, Rated: PG]


The film will begin at dusk (approximately 8:15 pm) and is free to the public. “Secretariat”, rated PG, is a great film for all ages. Please bring chairs or blankets, and insect repellent. Come enjoy a unique and fun, family outdoor film experience. For more information, please visit  


A special thanks to the Friends of the Lewes Canalfront Park and WBOC/Fox 21 for co-sponsoring this outdoor film series.


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 the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at, or call 645-9095.


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