The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Lewes Public Library and Movies at Midway will present “Protecktor” as March’s film for the Around the World series of critically acclaimed, international independent films. The award-winning drama will be presented at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway. Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.
The story is set in Prague in 1938. Emil, a radio reporter, is married to the beautiful Hana, an actress whose new film has catapulted her into fame. As the Nazis come to power, however, Hana’s Jewish heritage precipitates her fall from stardom to the bottom of the social ladder. In order to protect her, Emil compromises himself by collaborating with the new Nazi-controlled state radio station. But as Emil starts enjoying the attention and respect that had previously evaded him, his fidelity and loyalty toward his wife begin to falter. The assassination of the Third Reich deputy protector and a chance encounter on a bicycle bring their lingering marriage to a crisis, possibly sealing Hana’s fate. For more information, contact the Rehoboth Beach Film Society at www.rehobothfilm.com; call the society at 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.