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RBFS opens 2012-13 Monthly Screening series with 'The Trip' Sept. 27 and 28

Sep 14, 2012
Source: Submitted Steve Coogan, left, and Rob Brydon star in "The Trip," the first film in the RBFS Monthly Screening series, scheduled for Sept. 27 and 28.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the first offering in its 2012-13 Monthly Screening series. “The Trip,” a freewheeling comedy starring Steve Coogan, will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at DiFebo’s at Bear Trap Dunes, and 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach.

A hilarious cross between "Sideways" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," this breezy British film takes the audience through the English countryside with two of Britain’s cleverest comedians. When actor/comedian Steve Coogan is asked by The London Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.

As the brilliant comic duo, freestyling with flair, drive each other mad with constant competition and showdowns of competing impressions (including dueling Michael Caines, which Entertainment Weekly called “the funniest scene of the year”), the ultimate odd couple come to realize the nature of fame, relationships and their own lives.

Audiences will recognize Coogan from his numerous British TV roles as well as appearances in such hit films as “A Night at the Museum,” and the current independent film “Ruby Sparks.” Coogan’s comic foil, Brydon, seen in such hits as “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” brings his amazing talent for comic impersonation to this rollicking road comedy. The film is directed by the versatile Michael Winterbottom (“Welcome to Sarajevo,” “Wonderland”). Winterbottom has been nominated for numerous British Academy Awards for film and television, including a nomination for the extended television version of the “The Trip.”

Monthly screenings are $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for future members. Tickets are sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 48 ticket purchasers for events in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway are entitled to a theater-style seat. Portable chairs will be available for additional ticket purchasers

Attendees of the Ocean View screenings at DiFebo’s get 10 percent off regular dinner entrees on the evening of the screening. DiFebo’s begins serving dinner at 4:30 p.m.; reservations and early arrivals for dinner are encouraged.

The mission of the RBFS is to promote the art of film and, through outreach initiatives, to entertain, educate and enrich the cultural life of local and extended communities. 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, go to or call 302-645-9095.


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