Rehoboth Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater to present ‘Hesburgh’ starting May 17 

May 14, 2019

Starting Friday, May 17, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Hesburgh,” an intriguing documentary examining the life and work of former Notre Dame University President Theodore Hesburgh. Award-winning filmmakers Patrick Creadon and Christine O'Malley examine the challenges and triumphs of one of the most influential leaders in American history.

“Hesburgh” offers a unique glimpse at more than 50 years of American history as seen through the eyes of the long-time president of the University of Notre Dame and America's most well-known priest. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through it all, he remained a man armed with a fierce intelligence, a quick wit and an unyielding moral compass - a timeless example of bipartisan leadership.

Screening times are 4 p.m., Friday, May 17; 7 p.m., Saturday, May 18; 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 19; 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 22; and 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23. Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.

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