New films open at Cinema Art Theater March 10

March 9, 2023

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater announced its upcoming screenings.

”Close” is a beautiful, evocative drama about lifelong best friends at crossroads that are difficult to navigate.

The intense friendship between two 13-year-old boys, Leo and Remi, suddenly gets disrupted when schoolmates shoot a wedge into their relationship. When tragedy strikes, one is forced to confront why he distanced himself from his closest friend.

“Let It Be Morning,” a gentle comedy adapted for the screen from the novel of the same name, centers on a man and his family unexpectedly trapped in their hometown village.

Director Eran Kolirin poignantly weaves a satirical story around Sami, a middle-class Palestinian businessman based in Jerusalem, and his family, who are attending his brother’s wedding in the small Arabic village in Israel where he grew up. Unexpectedly, Sami’s hometown is placed under a military lockdown in a search for West Bank Palestinians living in the village, including those working on the construction of a second home for his family. Sami, now unable to return home, is torn between allegiances and forced to reassess his past and confront his future.

Exhibition on Screen presents “Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman.” Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art during the mid- to late 1800s. Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, the film introduces viewers to this often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted. Originally from Pennsylvania, she lived most of her adult life in France where she printed, sketched and painted dozens of images of mothers and children. She was a classically trained artist but chose to join a group of Parisian radicals – the Impressionists – in a movement that transformed the language of art.

“Belle” is the Sunday anime matinee for March 12. In a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media, Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. When she enters “U,” a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious beast and to discover her true self.

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