Film society to screen Polish film for Around the World series kickoff

­The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Lewes Public Library and Movies at Midway are launching the 2014-2015 Around the World series with the film “In The Name Of.” The Polish drama will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway.

The Around the World film series presents critically acclaimed, international independent films. The sponsorship of Movies at Midway allows the screenings to be free and open to the public.

In the film, Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland, where he works with troubled teens. He declines the advances of a young woman, saying he is already spoken for; however, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection.

Adam knows that he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a flight from his own sexuality. When he meets Lukasz, the strange and aloof son of a simple rural family, Adam’s self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden.

“Magnetic! It’s a film to be admired,” said Jonathan Romney of “Screen Daily” of “In The Name Of.” Kevin Langson of the “The Edge San Francisco” stated, “This is emphatically not a typical melodrama… and thank God for that!”

The 2013 film, made in Poland and in Polish with English subtitles, has a runtime of 102 minutes and is not rated.

For more information, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at, call the Film Society at (302) 645-9095, ext. 2, or call the Lewes Public Library at (302) 645-2733.