The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater presents “Tár,” an engrossing drama that follows the life and downfall of a famous musician, opening Friday, Nov. 18.
Renowned composer-conductor of a major German orchestra, Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchet) is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career. When all elements seem to conspire against her, Lydia's adopted daughter Petra becomes an integral emotional support for her struggling mother.
Opening Saturday, Nov. 19, is “Aftersun,” a searingly emotional drama at the intersection of memories of loved ones and who they really are.
Some 20 years after their last holiday at a fading vacation resort in Turkey, Sophie reflects on the rare time spent with her loving and idealistic father Calum. At 11 years old, as the world of adolescence creeps into Sophie's view, Calum struggles under the weight of life beyond fatherhood. Sophie's recollections become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't.
“Howl’s Moving Castle” is the anime matinee set for 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of “Spirited Away,” and acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. The fantasy adventure for the whole family centers on Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, who finds her life thrown into turmoil as she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle, and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. The film features the voice talents of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer and Jean Simmons.
For all screening times and to purchase tickets, go to rehobothfilm.com. Admission is $9 for members and $11.50 for general audiences, and $5 for student admission to anime matinees.