RBFS to present ‘Rising from Ashes’ at Bear Trap Dunes

For their January Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the documentary “Rising from Ashes” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Den at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View, and at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway in Rehoboth Beach.

Narrated and directed by Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, “Rising from Ashes” is the story of how the sport of cycling inspires individual redemption and healing, team perseverance and national pride.

Two worlds collided when American cycling legend Jock Boyer moved to Rwanda, Africa, to help build the first Rwandan national cycling team in hopes of them representing their country at the 2012 Olympics.

“As they set out against impossible odds, both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past. This powerful and moving documentary reveals how a group of ragtag cyclists are transformed into a powerful symbol of hope for a country recovering from one of the world’s most devastating genocides.”

Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News said, “‘Ashes’ is joyous and uplifting, full of spirit, with memorable athletes and remarkable achievements, both big and small.”

The 2012 film has a runtime of 82 minutes and is not rated.

Admission for Monthly Screenings costs $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), or $6 for non-members. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 Film Society sponsors monthly screenings, special events and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov. 5-9, 2014).

For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com or call (302) 645-9095.