The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater offers virtual cinema access to “Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams,” an illuminating documentary that follows a coach and his team as they try to win a national high school sports title.
Baseball is life for the diehard competitors in Koshien, Japan’s national high school baseball championship. As popular as America’s World Series, the stakes are beyond high in this single-elimination tournament. For Coach Mizutani, cleaning the grounds and greeting guests, demonstrating discipline, sacrifice and unwavering dedication are as important as honing baseball skills.
Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki follows Mizutani and his team on their quest to win the 100th annual Koshien, and, in the process, goes beyond baseball to reveal the heart of the Japanese national character.
The theater also offers virtual cinema access to “Luxor,” a beautifully played drama about a woman who tries to come to grips with life following the trauma of field work in a war zone.
When British war doctor Hana, played by Andrea Riseborough, returns to the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor while suffering from PTSD, she meets former lover Sultan. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.
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