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The RiverArts Film Society (RAFS) is dedicated to providing transformative cinematic experiences by screening films with diverse perspectives followed by thought-provoking discussions.

RAFS screens at least twelve films a year in venues across Kent County. To become a member of RAFS click here

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Want to Attend a Film Screening? Here’s How It Works:

  • Film screening and other events are open to RAFS members and non-members alike
  • To participate in a screening, click on the event image and click on Register for Event
  • Members attend events for free; non-members can attend events for a $10.00 donation the RAFS
  • We Encourage Everyone, member or not, to register for the event – it guarantees you a seat!

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Pinky, July 21

July 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Community Curator: Robert Earl Price Pinky A late 1940’s cinematic look racial identity in the U.S., Pinky was shot in black and white is directed by Elia Kazan. The film earned three Academy Award nominations and was #9 in box office earnings in 1949. Produced by 20th Century-Fox, then-head of production Darryl F. Zanuck consulted with Walter White, then head of the NAACP. White and his daughter, actress Jane White, collaborated on the final version of the screenplay. Production started with…

Behind the Scenes: Environmental Filmmaking from West Virginia and the Pacific Ocean to the Chester River, August 18

August 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Community Curator: Adams Wood A discussion and screening with local filmmaker Adams Wood featuring selections from his feature documentary On Coal River, the Greenpeace tuna fisheries campaign, and early material from the work-in-progress Family Tides, a project currently in production about the urgent issue of sea level rise on the Eastern Shore and in South Florida. RiverArts Film Society presents an opportunity for local audiences to engage with this project and its creators at a screening event which will include a sneak peek…

Jazz on a Summer Day – September 15

September 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Community Curator: Leslie Raimond Jazz on a Summer's Day is a concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern. The Columbia Records jazz producer, George Avakian, was the musical director of the film. The film mixes images of water and the city with the performers and audience at the festival. It also features scenes of the 1958 America's Cup yacht races. The film is largely without dialog or narration (except for periodic announcements by emcee Willis Conover). The film features…

The Fall – November 17

November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Community Curator:  Alicia Kozma The Fall In 1915 Los Angeles, stuntman Roy Walker (Lee Pace) is hospitalized, bedridden and possibly paralyzed after taking a jump in his first film. He meets Alexandria (Catinca Untaru), a young Romanian-born patient in the hospital who is recovering from a broken arm, and begins to tell her a story about her namesake, Alexander the Great. Alexandria is told she has to leave, but Roy promises to tell her an epic tale if she returns the next day.…

The Spirit of the Beehive – December 8

December 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Community Curator:  Marc Dykeman The Spirit of the Beehive (Spanish: El espíritu de la colmena) is a 1973 Spanish drama film directed by Víctor Erice. The film was Erice's debut and is considered a masterpiece of Spanish cinema. In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The youngster is profoundly disturbed by the scenes in which the monster murders…

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