Cinema Art Theater debuts two new films July 23

July 21, 2021

Starting Friday July 23, The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Val,” an original documentary that tells the story of a famous actor through four decades of home videos, and “I Carry You With Me,” a compelling drama about a man who must leave his soulmate in another country.

For over 40 years, Val Kilmer, the producer of “Val” and one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and sometimes misunderstood actors, has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like “Top Gun,” “The Doors,” “Tombstone,” and “Batman Forever.” This raw, unflinching film reveals a life lived to extremes and takes a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man. Screening times are 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 23; 2 p.m., Sunday, July 25; and 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 28.

“I Carry You With Me” is the dream-like love story of a decades-spanning romance that begins in Mexico between an aspiring chef (Armando Espitia) and a teacher (Christian Vázquez). Their lives restart in incredible ways as societal pressure propels them to embark on a treacherous journey to NYC with dreams, hopes and memories in tow. Screening times are 5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24; and 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 29.

Admission is $8 for members and $11 for nonmembers. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online at If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.

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