New films to open at Cinema Art Theater Nov. 26

November 24, 2022

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present, starting Saturday Nov. 26, “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and “You Resemble Me.”

An epic and visually stunning drama/comedy, directed by five-time Academy Award-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “Bardo” follows the moving journey of a renowned Mexican journalist.

This immersive experience is set against the intimate and moving journey of Silverio Daniel Giménez Cacho, a renowned Mexican journalist and famous documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. After being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, Silverio is compelled to return to his native country. He is unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The follies of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through to the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder. With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deeply emotional familial bonds he shares with his wife and children.

“You Resemble Me” is an award-winning drama that tells the true story of separated siblings and a devastating decision that one of them must make.

Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this narrative about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the siblings are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world. Director Dina Amer takes on one of the darkest issues of modern times and deconstructs it in an intimate story about family, love, sisterhood and belonging.

“My Neighbor Totoro” is the anime matinee set for 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of “Spirited Away,” and acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. 

\When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece featuring the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning in early roles.

For all screening times and to purchase tickets, go to Admission is $9 for members and $11.50 for general audiences, and $5 for student admission to anime matinees.

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