Viceroy’s House

 Wed  Sep 20  1:00 pm, 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Thu  Sep 21  4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Sat  Sep 23  7:00
 Mon  Sep 25  4:00 pm
 Wed  Sep 27  7:00 pm
 Thu  Sep 28  4:00 pm

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Viceroy's House is an historical drama about the 1947 partition of India.

New nations are rarely born in peace… India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. [2017, UK, Runtime: 1 hour, 47 minutes, Rated: NR].

“A warm-hearted, ambitious period drama,” writes Ella Taylor of NPR.org. Ben Kenigsberg of The New York Times calls it, “never less than absorbing.” With sumptuous period detail, director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) brings to life a pivotal historical moment that re-shaped the world.

 

 

Lady Macbeth

 Fri  Sep 22  4:00 & 7:00 pm
 Sat  Sep 23  4:00
 Sun  Sep 24  4:00 pm
 Mon  Sep 25  7:00 pm
 Wed  Sep 27  1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
 Thu  Sep 28  7:00 pm

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Lady Macbeth is a drama about a woman’s struggle to break free from the repressive patriarchy of her time.

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. William Oldroyd’s feature debut shifts Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District from Russia to the north east of England. The starkness of the moors perfectly mirrors the cold austerity of the manor house Katherine is confined to. When she breaks out, the world around her is shaken to its core. [2017, UK, Runtime: 1 hour, 29 minutes, Rated: R].

Michael Phillips of The Chicago Tribune lauds the film as, “an unusually sharp feature film debut and a mid-19th-century period piece both cool and vital.” Mick Lasalle of The San Francisco Chronicle singles out Pugh’s performance for praise: “Lady Macbeth has a lot to recommend it, but if it’s going to be remembered for one thing, it will be for launching the film career of its star, Florence Pugh.”

 

 

Rebel in the Rye

Starts Friday September 29

Admission: $8 for RBFS member; $10 for future members. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map