Film society to screen 'What We Need Is the Impossible!' April 20

Director Sam Green to attend and answer questions
April 11, 2013

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present a screening of “What We Need Is the Impossible!” as a part of the On Screen/In Person tour. The screening will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 20, in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway.

“What We Need Is the Impossible!” is a collection of short films by Academy Award-nominated Director Sam Green. Included in this collection is his latest documentary, “The Universal Language,” which traces the history of Esperanto, a new language created in the late 1800s by a Polish doctor who believed that if everyone in the world spoke a common tongue, humanity could overcome racism and war.

Other films in this series include “The Fabulous Stains: Behind the Movie” (1999), “lot 63, grave c” (2006), “Clear Glasses” (2008), and a special presentation of “Design for a Fair.” This eclectic mix of documentaries ranges from a portrait of the world's largest shopping mall in China, to an elegy for Meredith Hunter, to the young man killed by Hells Angels at the notorious 1969 Altamont concert.

Green will be present to introduce his films and answer questions after the screening. It is not often that a filmmaker visits Sussex County. so attendees should enjoy this unique opportunity to talk directly with someone who has years of filmmaking experience to share.

Tickets are $4 for film society members and $6 for future members. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 302-645-9095, Ext. 1, or by visiting the RBFS office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.  Note that tickets are nonrefundable.

The goal of the On Screen/In Person program is to bring the vision of some of the country’s best independent filmmakers to a broad audience throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, especially in communities with limited access to their work.

For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit, or call 302-645-9095.



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