Around the World series to screen 'Little Sparrows' Jan. 2

Starring in "Little Sparrows" are (l-r) Nina Deasley, Nilda Bartlett, Melanie Lyons and Arielle Gray. SOURCE SUBMITTED
December 22, 2012

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Lewes Public Library and Movies at Midway announce the first 2013 screening in the Around the World series of critically acclaimed, international independent films. The intimate family drama “Little Sparrows” will be presented at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway. Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.

Just as winter begins in earnest in the United States, summer appears in Australia. “Little Sparrows” takes the audience down under and introduces them to a family at a crossroads. Viewers will meet three sisters: Nina is widowed with two young children. Anna is an aspiring actress unhappily married to a filmmaker and Christine is a med student who has yet to fully come to terms with her sexuality. When their mother Susan's breast cancer returns, the family - including the women’s feckless father, a professional actor - is faced with the reality of their last Christmas together.

As each daughter confronts personal change and growth, Susan guides them by revealing a secret of her own. The Hollywood Reporter calls this intimate feature by director Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen mesmerizing, with a script that’s “a gift to the actors who pay Chen back with seemingly effortless performances.”

For more information, contact the Rehoboth Beach Film Society at or 302-645-9095, Ext. 1, or call the Lewes Public Library at 302-645-2733.

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 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.