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Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival offers ten days of fantastic films for movie buffs

Alissa Rosenstein - Monday, October 31, 2016
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival offers ten days of fantastic films for movie buffs

The award-winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, is the oldest and largest event of its kind in the State of Delaware. The event, now in its 19th year, originally began as a way to extend the tourist season, but has developed into a Mid-Atlantic fall destination event attracting thousands of film enthusiasts from more than fifteen states.

This year the festival runs from Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 13 and includes features, documentaries, and shorts. Screenings will be held at the state-of-the-art theater at Cape Henlopen High School, the Metropolitan Community Church Rehoboth, and the new Cinema Art Theater (CAT) in Lewes, which also serves as the box office for the festival. A festival pass is required to purchase tickets. You can order passes online through November 1. After November 1 passes can be purchased at the box office.

In addition to the festivals 40+ film screenings, there will be a “festival headliner.” IFC Films’ Certain Women stars Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, and Laura Dern as three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide open plains of the American Northwest. Moviegoers can attend this special screening on Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. at Cape Henlopen HS.

The Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes will once again be the “social hub” for the event. A special tent area will be set up for all festival-goers and will offer a variety of entertaining and fun activities, delicious food, and well-crafted beers. The social hub will be open November 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 between noon and 6 p.m. Additionally, there will be Dogfish Head beer tastings at the CAT on Saturday, November 5 and Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m.

Visit the website for more information, a complete program guide, and to order festival passes.

Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents 'What Makes Us Tick?'

Alissa Rosenstein - Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents 'What Makes Us Tick?'

What Makes Us Tick? is a three-part analytical film series that explores aspects of the human experience. The Rehoboth Beach Film Society (RBFS) will present this popular annual event from January 22–24 at the Metropolitan Community Church Rehoboth, located at 19369 Plantation Road.

This year’s theme is ‘Secrets and Lies.’ Three films (Oranges and Sunshine, Dear Frankie, and Stories We Tell) will be used to explore the sometimes devastating and/or heartbreaking effect that keeping secrets and telling lies has on individuals, families, and communities. Themes of redemption, forgiveness, and hope will be discussed. Each film will feature an introduction and post-screening discussion facilitated by one or more mental health or educational professional.

Admission for RBFS members is $15 per screening (if purchased separately) and $41 for a three-film package. Admission for the general public is $17 per screening (if purchased separately) and $47 for a three-film package. Admission includes pre-screening refreshments and a beverage service. Wine will be available for purchase at Friday’s screening. Tickets are non-refundable.

Visit the website to purchase tickets, learn more about the films, and see film trailers. For more information call 302-645-9095.

The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

Alissa Rosenstein - Tuesday, November 03, 2015
The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

Want to be a part of the Mid-Atlantic's premiere cultural event and see some captivating new films? The 18th Annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival begins Saturday, November 7 and runs through Sunday, November 15. The event, which is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, includes features, documentaries, and shorts. 

Screenings will be held at the state-of-the-art theater at Cape Henlopen High School, the Metropolitan Community Church Rehoboth, and the Baycenter in Dewey Beach. The Cinema Art House in Lewes will serve as the box office for the festival. A festival pass is required to purchase tickets. You can order passes online through Thursday, November 5. After November 5 passes can be purchased at the box office. 

The new Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes has been officially designated “the social hub” for the event. A special tent area will be set up for all festival-goers and will offer a variety of entertaining and fun activities, delicious food, and well-crafted beers from long-time event sponsor Dogfish Head Brewery. The social hub will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. 

Hey, who knows, you may rub shoulders with a celebrity guest. Think of the Film Festival as Rehoboth’s version of Sundance, just without the snow boots. 

For more information and to order festival passes please visit www.rehobothfilm.com.

What off-season? BIG events happen year-round

Alissa Rosenstein - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

If you've ever said, "Summer is over, now what?" then you don't know Rehoboth Beach. Sure, we're known as the Nation's Summer Capital, but as the locals - and really anyone with a pulse - knows, this town is jumping year-round. It's been a long time since the only time to find action was in June, July and August.

Rehoboth Beach is no longer restricted by the Memorial Day and Labor Day bookends. In fact most locals will tell you that the best time of the year are the nine months between September and May. We have so many big annual events going year-round you'll forget its a sleepy little beach town. Take a gander. We dare you to scoff...

Sea Witch Festival: Sea Witch is more than just a festival, it's a three-day Halloween extravaganza that has more action than a haunted house has ghosts. There are so many facets to this wickedly fun family event we can't list them all. Highlights include broom tossing, parades, costumes, trick-or-treating, fiddlers, shows, games, food, and pony rides. The festival just turned 25 and will only get better with age.

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival: Another major area event that just celebrated its silver anniversary is the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. For four days in October the smooth sounds of jazz fill the air as visitors take a "musical pilgrimage" to see some of the best local, national and international jazz acts out there. Venues range from large concerts at the Convention Center to more intimate settings at restaurants and pubs.

The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival: Want to be a part of the Mid-Atlantic's premiere cultural event and see some captivating new films? The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is held every November and includes features, documentaries, and shorts. You may even rub shoulders with a celebrity guest. It's kinda like Sundance without the snow boots.

Holidays: Rehoboth Beach and its surrounding areas don't skimp on holiday traditions. Tree-lightings, sing-a-longs, holiday parades, art and craft shows, boutiques, book fairs, shows, tours - you get the picture. It's magical, like being in Whoville.

The Polar Bear Plunge: Where else can you voluntarily launch yourself into frigid ocean water for the sake of charity? The Polar Bear Plunge, a Rehoboth Beach tradition, is held every February and A LOT of people do it. They even created a multi-day festival leading up to the big event. Yeah, you may experience a little bit of shrinkage, but, hey, at least its for a good cause.

Sidewalk Sales: Twice a year, in the spring and fall, downtown Rehoboth Beach holds its Sidewalk Sales. The stores clear inventory for the next season, and reduce prices to ridiculous levels. If you love a good bah-gain, you'd be a little meshugenah not to check 'em out.

Music Festivals and Conferences: In the spring and fall neighboring Dewey Beach holds several free music festivals that showcase the northeast region's hottest bands. The annual Dewey Beach Music Conference is a unique experience for musicians and concertgoers alike. Lovers of live music will get a happy earful from talented artists ranging in music styles and musicians will benefit from interacting with panelists, speakers, exhibitors, and industry professionals.


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