Cinema Art Theater film screenings continue May 26

May 24, 2023

Continuing Friday, May 26, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater presents “Somewhere in Queens,” “Hilma,” “Chevalier” and “BlackBerry.”

“Somewhere in Queens” is a charming comedy, with the film’s director Ray Romano also starring in this exploration of a father/son relationship. Leo Russo (Romano) lives a simple life in Queens, New York with his wife Angela (Laurie Metcalf), their shy but talented son "Sticks" (Jacob Ward), and Leo’s close-knit network of Italian-American relatives and neighborhood friends. Happy enough working at the family construction business alongside his father (Tony Lo Bianco) and younger brother (Sebastian Maniscalco), Leo lives each week for Sticks' high school basketball games, never missing a chance to cheer on his only child as he rules the court as a star athlete in his senior year. When Sticks gets a surprising and life-changing opportunity to play basketball in college, Leo jumps at the chance to provide a plan for his future away from the family construction business. But when sudden heartbreak threatens to derail Sticks, Leo goes to unexpected lengths to keep his son on this new path.

“Hilma” is a compelling drama that explores the enigmatic life of the Western world’s first groundbreaking artist. Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) is an important part of art history and one of the very first painters of abstract art. However, unlike the work of many of her peers at the time, hers was misunderstood and neglected until long after her death. This is a story about Hilma and the circumstances that made her paintings possible. The film picks up during her early life and ends in modern times, when her art connects with people of all religions and cultures, just as she intended.

“Chevalier” is a  fascinating drama that retells the story of a dazzling 18th century musician, inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair, and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court.

“BlackBerry” is a Canadian biopic comedy film about the history of a line of mobile phones. The film tells the true story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men who charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world's first smartphone, the Blackberry. It’s a whirlwind ride at breakneck speeds through a ruthlessly competitive Silicon Valley.

Admission is $9 for film society members, $11.50 for general audience and $5 for students.

For screening times and dates, and to purchase tickets, go to If seats are available, admission can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.

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