Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents ‘Ammonite’

November 11, 2020

Starting Friday, Nov. 13, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Ammonite,” an alluring romantic drama about a self-taught paleontologist whose life is altered by an unexpected friendship.

In 1840’s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.

Screening times are noon and 6 p.m., Friday, Nov 13; noon and 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov 14; 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov 15; 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov 18; 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov 19. Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online at If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.

For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit or call 302-645-9095.

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