The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the CHEER Center at Long Neck, and BBC Worldwide are sponsoring a free screening of the film “37 Days” from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the auditorium at the CHEER Center at Long Neck, 26089 Long Neck Road, Millsboro.
This BBC Worldwide-distributed film is part of a series of films to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. “37 Days” presents a complex behind-closed-doors account of the final weeks before the war. Filled with a star-studded British cast, this film is only available in the U.S. during the month of August.
“37 Days” is an historical drama set in the five weeks between the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the start of World War I. Brilliantly written and portrayed, it shows the process by which the European elite took the world to war. The film shifts from the cabinet rooms of Europe where statesmen and generals are making decisions that will alter the course of history to the offices of a young Scottish clerk or a lowly office worker in Berlin.
“’37 Days’ is fabulous - a forensic political thriller but still very human, as much about the people involved as the momentous events themselves. It’s convincingly written and has loads of great performances, but Ian McDiarmid as Grey stands out. And the dates flicking past - 32 days to war, 30 days to war, 28 days to war - give the whole thing a sense of urgency and doom. Like an advent calendar, but the last window is a window on to hell …” says Sam Wollaston of The Guardian.
This event is free to the public. Preregistration is required due to limited seating. Register at www.rehobothfilm.com and click the Special Events link. Or register in person at the CHEER Center at Long Neck by Monday, Aug. 4.
For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, go to www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.