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Film society to screen 'If I Were You' May 23 and 24

May 11, 2013
Source: Submitted Leonor Watling, left, and Marcia Gay Harden star in “If I Were You.”

For May’s Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present “If I Were You” at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at DiFebo’s at Bear Trap Dunes, and at 7 p.m., Friday, May 24, in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach.

Madelyn Reid accidentally learns of her husband’s infidelity when she saves his sexy young mistress (Leonor Watling of “Talk to Her”) from a bungled suicide attempt. When her unsuspecting young rival Lucy suggests the two new “best friends” take each others' advice on everything, Madelyn sees an opportunity to seize the upper hand. The plan backfires when the aspiring young actress insists Madelyn keep her end of the bargain and orders her to star as King Lear in a very amateur production, with Lucy playing The Fool.

Madelyn’s life is transformed in unexpected ways as, like Lear, she struggles with matters of mortality and betrayal, loyalty and love. Marcia Gay Harden gives a hilarious, touching and utterly believable performance in this delightful comedy about two women who become the unlikeliest of friends.

Admission for Monthly Screenings is $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees of the Ocean View screenings can also receive 10 percent off DiFebo’s regular dinner entrees on the evening of the screening. The restaurant begins serving dinner at 4:30 p.m.; reservations and early arrivals for dinner are encouraged.

For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, go to www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.

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