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The RiverArts Film Society (RAFS) is dedicated to providing transformative cinematic experiences by screening with diverse perspectives. We present at least 12 film screenings per year, each followed by a thought-provoking “Talkback Session” facilitated by Community Curators or presenters including filmmakers.

New and exciting for 2020: All RAFS screenings will be held at the Chesapeake 5 Movies in Chestertown, Maryland!

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• Film screenings and other events are open to all

• RiverArts Film Society members present their Film Pass Cards to attend for free; others are asked to contribute a donation of $10.00 to RAFS to help support our activities


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Bulworth: starring Warren Beatty

January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Brace Yourself" Written, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty, Bulworth explores what can happen when politicians tell the truth. This film is at least as relevant in 2020 as it was in 1998, when Roger Ebert called it a “cry of frustrated comic rage.” (1998, dir. Warren Beatty, 102 min.)

Beasts of the Southern Wild

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Waters gonna rise up, wild animals gonna rerun from the grave, and everything south of the levee is goin' under" in this 2012 film directed by Benh Zeitlin and starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry.

The Big Night

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Lavish, luscious, and delicious-looking, "Big Night" hits all the right spots. On the menu of this food-centered comedy is a perfect balance between comedy and pathos." -Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media A comedic drama from 1996, The Big Night features a powerhouse cast including Stanley Tucci (who also co-directed the film), Tony Shaloub, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rosselini, and a pre-The West Wing Allison Janney, among many other strong actors. The winner of a Sundance Grand Jury Prize and a New York Film…

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