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Another Take film series presents 'Beyond the Walls' Feb. 15

"Reaching for the Moon" to screen Feb. 16
Feb 02, 2014
Source: Submitted Guillaume Gouix, left, and Matila Malliarakis star in "Beyond the Walls."

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and CAMP Rehoboth jointly present “Beyond the Walls” and “Reaching for the Moon” as part of the Another Take film series Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16. Both screenings will be held in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway.

Another Take, a gay and lesbian film series, begins at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, with “Beyond the Walls.” Originally titled, “Hors les Murs,” “Beyond the Walls,” is a carefully crafted, gently moving romance that depicts the early attraction and gradual affair between two moonlighting musicians from Brussels. Drinking heavily with friends at a trendy city bar, callow blond Paulo, a young pianist, locks eyes with the bartender, Ilir, a double-bass player originally from Albania. It's love at first sight. Confronted by his girlfriend Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street.

When Paulo, homeless, falls on the other man’s mercy, Ilir senses their living together is premature, but relents anyway. One day, Ilir leaves the city and doesn't return. A few days later, Paulo finds out that Ilir was arrested and detained for drug possession. As Paulo struggles to hold himself together, the two lovers embark on a turbulent and heart-breaking relationship. “Beyond the Walls” is writer-director David Lambert’s debut feature about a tender exploration of love and power which won the Grand Golden Rail Award for Best Feature at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

“Reaching for the Moon” will screen at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16. Based on the true love story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares, “Reaching for the Moon” is a biographical drama and a sophisticated tale of an unlikely romance between two extraordinary artists. Set in 1951 against the backdrop of political upheaval and a clash of cultures, New York poet Elizabeth Bishop is looking for new inspiration for her work. She decides to travel to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. Once in Brazil, she meets Mary and her dashing partner, Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

Catching her eye, Lota grows fond of Elizabeth and makes a play for her. Elizabeth finally succumbs to Lota’s advances and begins to blossom under her attention, changing in ways she never imagined. The film was the recipient of the Audience Award Winner at the Outfest and Frameline film festivals in 2013.

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at www.rehobothfilm.com, by calling 302-645-9095, Ext 1, or at the RBFS office, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Tckets are nonrefundable.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 302-645-9095.

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