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CELEBRATING MOTHERS Films by LeAnn Erickson at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes

May 9 -6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Special Event at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes
On Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 pm, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater presents a special screening event Celebrating Mothers, two fascinating documentaries by Filmmaker LeAnn Erickson.
Folk Songs
In 1913, Sophia and Dimitry Makedonsky were teenagers when they left Russia for the United States. Growing up in the Midwest, filmmaker LeAnn Erickson often heard stories of ‘the old country’ her grandparents had left behind. As Erickson travels to Russia, the search for a sense of ‘place’ sparks a re-examination of her family’s immigrant past. Her own return to America sets in motion an interior journey that leads her to discover a new vision of an ‘old country’. Through immigrant memories, real and imagined, Folk Songs explores issues of personal identity and their connection to land, language and belonging. [2007, US, 13 mins, Rating: NR]
Neighbor Ladies
During the late 1950’s and 1960’s American cities saw a rise in an unethical real estate technique known as ‘blockbusting’, a practice that challenged the diversity of neighborhoods as it created racial panic. In the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, a group of women decided to fight back. Using grassroots organizing and legal maneuvering, this documentary introduces nine women who, each in their own way, helped integrate and stabilize their community. [2004, US, 55 mins, Rating: NR]
a collage of photos with leaves and other things
Please join Filmmaker LeAnn Erickson for a post-film discussion.
Admission is $9 for members, $11.50 for general audiences and $5 for students (student tickets available only at the theater box office). Purchase advance tickets online at rehobothfilm.com or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes, Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s (RBFS) mission is to celebrate the power of visual storytelling, showcasing independent films and creating transformative experiences for people of all-ages and diverse backgrounds here in the mid-Atlantic region. The Film Society cultivates and shines a light on the next generation of filmmakers which benefits the community and raises awareness on the positive impact of cinema as a performance art. The organization values integrity, accessibility and accountability.
Learn more about the Film Society’s year-round programs, CAT This Week, our award-winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, special events and theater rentals by visiting RehobothFilm.com.
RBFS is funded in part by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).


May 9
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Cinema Art Theater in Lewes
New York, State 1111
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