April 20th, 2013 | What We Need is the Impossible! | Rehoboth Beach, DE
I was a little worried when I pulled up to the venue for my screening with the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. It was a huge multiplex, and my movies weren’t anywhere on the marquis!
I stood around in the lobby for a few minutes, waiting for someone to meet me, before I noticed a little doorway hidden off to the side with a sign above it that said “film screening upstairs.” I figured that was me, and went up there:
It was quite a weird space but there was something quite pleasing about it – it had good feng shui as they say. Sue Early was up there selling tickets; she’s the director of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. I pulled out my camera to take a picture of her and she said “argh – I take horrible photos!” I disagree; I like this image:
I had been worried about the turnout, but it ended up being a (little) full house. The Rehoboth Beach Film Society sounds like a pretty impressive organization; Sue said they have 1,600 paying members. Anyway, the screening was great. The crowd was mostly senior citizens, which I like. Older people are usually way more engaged with films and the filmmaker after. I had worried that some of the more youth-oriented films, like The Fabulous Stains: Behind the Movie for example would be too weird for them, but they seemed to like it. So it was a fun Q and A.
I was starving afterwards, and someone told me that Dogfish Brewery started in Rehoboth Beach and that the original brewpub would still be open. This is definitely not any kind of paid endorsement here. I do have to say though that I’m a fan of Dogfish and had a pretty fantastic beer and meal there later that evening.
Post by OSIP Touring Filmmaker, Sam Green