The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and CAMP Rehoboth co-present “My Best Day” and “Nate and Margaret” as part of the Another Take film series Feb. 16 and 17. Both screenings will be held in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway.
Another Take, a gay and lesbian film series, starts the two-day series with a screening of “My Best Day” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. Karen can’t believe that she has to work her receptionist gig on a gorgeous Fourth of July. Then a call comes from someone she suspects is her long-lost father. Enlisting her friend Meagan for company, Karen stumbles across a half-sister addicted to betting, a half-brother tortured by bullies and a potential lover in jail.
Meanwhile, Meagan must decide between the stability of her longtime girlfriend and the thrill of a new love. Winner of Audience Awards at the Portland Women’s Festival and NewFest, this comedic character study was hailed at the Sundance Festival as “a charming, up-to-the-minute slice of Americana. This is Mayberry 2012, where Opie waxes existential and Aunt Bea has finally come out of the closet!”
The series will screen “Nate and Margaret" at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17. Nate, a shy film student, is 19. Margaret, an aspiring standup comedian, is 52. These unlikely friends have a bond that can’t be broken. That is, until Nate falls in love with James. As Nate’s romance grows, his time for Margaret shrinks. This familiar triangle is given a fresh and sweetnatured treatment from writer-director Nathan Adloff.
Both Nate and Margaret awkwardly reach out to each other to keep the friendship alive in what critic Roger Ebert calls a “smart, observant movie about two very particular people.” Ebert also praises the pitch perfect casting of newcomer Tyler Ross as Nate and Natalie West (a familiar face as “Crystal” from Roseanne) as Margaret.
Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at www.rehobothfilm.com, by calling 302-645-9095, Ext. 1, or by visiting the RBFS office, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Note that tickets are nonrefundable.
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.