For February’s Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present Oscar-nominated live-action shorts at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at DiFebo’s at Bear Trap Dunes, and at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach.
The RBFS presents a showcase of this year's Academy Award contenders for the Best Live-Action Short Film. Just days before the winner is announced, the audience will have the opportunity to weigh in and cast their votes. This year’s slate of nominees include the following five films:
“Asad “ - This coming-of-age fable follows a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.
“Buzkashi Boys” - This short film is set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the national sport of Buzkashi, a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat. “Buzkashi Boys” tells the coming-of-age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on earth.
“Curfew” - A young man named Richie is on the verge of committing suicide when he receives a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his 9-year-old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)” - Soldier Nathan died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10,000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died.
“Henry” - An elderly concert pianist undergoes a series of confusing experiences as he searches for his wife.
Admission for monthly screenings is $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented) and $6 for nonmembers. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 302-645-9095.