The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and CAMP Rehoboth are cosponsoring a screening of “Cloudburst” starring Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29. The screening will be held at the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway on Route 1 north of Rehoboth Beach.
This multi-award-winning feature film was a three-screening sellout at the 2012 Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival and features virtuoso performances from Dukakis (best known for her roles in “Moonstruck,” “Steel Magnolias” and the miniseries “Tales of the City”) and Fricker (Oscar winner for “My Left Foot”). This uproarious comedy-drama centers on the two women, a committed couple for 31 years. Stella (Dukakis) has a foul mouth and a taste for confrontation. Dot (Fricker) is losing both her sight and her grip on reality. When Dot’s neurotic granddaughter shows up, announcing that she intends to break the couple up by putting Dot in a nursing home, Stella sees a way out: they must head to Canada and get married. What follows is an alternately poignant and riotous comedy that has much to say about the true nature of love and commitment.
Among its awards at film festivals around the world, “Cloudburst” has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival and the Audience Award at both the Philadelphia and Atlanta International Film Festivals. The Canadian Film Corner critic calls this film “a beautifully written ode to love on the run - replete with a Nova Scotia that's never looked more heart-achingly beautiful.”
Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at www.rehobothfilm.com or by calling 302-645-9095. 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 annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov. 6 -10, 2013). 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, go to www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 302 645-9095.