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17701 Dartmouth Drive Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes (behind Wawa) 302-645-9095 ∙ www.rehobothfilm.com Cinema art TheaTer rehoboTh beach Film socieTy IndIe feature fIlm natIonal theatre lIve hedda gabler Sat Apr 29 1:00 pm Truman Fri Apr 28 4 & 7 pm Sat Apr 29 4 & 7 pm Sun Apr 30 4:00 pm Wed May 03 4 & 7 pm Thu May 04 4 & 7 pm annIversary CelebratIon a midsummer nighT’s dream Sat Apr 30 12:30 pm speCIal sCreenIng gender revoluTon Tue May 2 7:00 pm A Mediterranean Café in Downtown Rehoboth WEEKLY DINNER SPECIALS Sunday - 3 Course Prix Fixe $26 Monday - Azafran Burger Night Starting at $8 Tuesday - Tapas Happy Hour Tapas Menu $8 Wednesday - Shrimp Night $22 Choice of 6 Thursday - Steak Night $22 Live Entertainment with Holly Lane & John Flynn Friday - Seafood Night $25 3 Courses 18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Reservations Recommended • 302-227-8100 • www.cafeazafran.com BREAKFAST Sat. & Sun. 8am - Noon LUNCH Daily Noon - 3:00 • DINNER Daily 5:00 96 FRIDAY, APRIL 28 - MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Cape Gazette F ilmmakers are fascinated by those driven to the remote, untamed corners of the earth, from "Apocalypse Now" to "Fitzcarraldo" to "The Mosquito Coast." The pro- tagonists are often not the most lovable of characters, usually driven by an internal obsession that drives a wedge between them and their family, friends and those at home who prefer the modernities of a civilized culture. And while Percy Fawcett (played by Charlie Hunnam), may not quite reach the iconic cinematic heights of those in the aforementioned films, "The Lost City of Z" is an unapolo- getic throwback to an earlier era of filmmaking, and it takes a more meditative approach than straight-out jungle action. Think of it as "Apocalypse...When We Get Around to It." Based on the best-selling book by David Grann, and made with loving care by James Grey, "Lost City" is still a bold step of classic filmmaking that is just as interested in spending time in the stuffy halls of the Royal Geographic Society as it is in the piranha-infested waters of the Amazon. Fawcett is a dedicated Brit- ish soldier who seems to have rather questionable familial lineage that has prevented him from rising in the ranks. He is given a chance to restore his family name with a mapping expedition, upon which he discovers a lost civi- lization that lies farther up the river. Of course, those at home are dubious of his claims when he seeks funding to return, but they eventually allow it, so long as he takes rather ill-equipped men in tow who hobble his expedition. Each journey, he leaves behind a long-suffering wife (played by Sienna Miller) and an ever-growing family who barely recognize him upon return. He remains an enigma. And if there is a fault in the sto- rytelling here, it is that Fawcett is an enigma to us as well. We are given fits and starts about his drive, but we are never really keyed into just why he wishes to repeatedly leave his family and home, and look death in the eye. It's almost as though the film would benefit from a minise- ries treatment so we can spend more time with his clan at home, with him and his crew in the wild, or even with the mysti- cal tribe he ultimately uncovers. But after just two hours, we are left wanting more answers. The film does manage to draw the viewer in with its own particular style. It's visually ar- resting thanks to cinematogra- pher Darius Khondji, who shot in 35 mm, and strong perfor- mances abound (most notable is an unrecognizable turn from "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson as a loyal adventurer who repeat- edly accompanies Fawcett). Despite its narrative short- comings, "Lost City of Z" thrives for what it does not do, which feels risky in today's Hol- lywood jungle. It never pan- ders to the rollicking Indiana Jones-style matinee-antics that it could so easily include for the sake of mainstreaming the film. It gives us a glimpse into dreamlike scenarios where the audience must decide if it is indeed a hallucination or reality. And it does not give us the tidy conclusion that so many seek when it comes to narrative fic- tion films. It's reserved, methodically paced, but never once does it feel as though there are wasted moments (quite the contrary), and the film demonstrates a de- votion to the craft that is seldom seen on the big screen where it deserves to be seen. ‘Lost City of Z’ an unapologetic throwback to earlier era Rob » Rector MOVIE REVIEW CAPE ARTISTS GALLERY TO BE OPEN DAILY FOR SEASON THE CAPE ARTISTS' GALLERY will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, beginning Monday, May 1. The address is 110 West Third St. For more information, call 302-644-7733.  Shown is “Little Swallows” by Diane Weber. Second Street Players will present “Nunsense: A-Men!” by Dan Goggin, Friday to Sunday, May 5 to 7 and 12 to 14. Curtain is at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m., Sunday at The River- front Theater in Milford. Tickets are $20.  “Nunsense A-Men!” is basi- cally the original “Nunsense” show, with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as "Mrs. Doubtfire Enters the Convent." Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, "no drag." The fun begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the buri- als. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of "Grease." Director Steven Haber brings this hilarious musical to the Riv- erfront Theater stage with a handful of talented actors who will have audiences laughing and singing the whole night. The theater is at 2 South Walnut St., Milford. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www. brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006. ‘Nunsense: A-Men!’ to open in Milford May 5 SUBMITTED PHOTO ‘NUNSENSE: A-MEN!’ cast members shown are (l-r) Malcolm Keen (Sister Mary Amnesia), Jayson Felker (Sister Mary Leo), Steven Haber (Reverend Mother Regina) and Thom Harris (Sister Robert Anne). Sirens of Spring Tour to appear May 4 in Milton A siren is a woman who sings with enchanting sweetness. True to the name, the Sirens of Spring Tour features women who sing with enchanting sweetness, and listeners will be treated to a night of engaging performances from Baltimore-based Mama's Black Sheep, and Philadelphia-based Christine Havrilla with her band Gypsy Fuzz. They will perform live at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 4, at Milton Theatre. With the support of her band Gypsy Fuzz, Havrilla utilizes the soft, gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honest. Tickets are $20-$15. The the- atre is at 110 Union St. in Milton. For information, go to miltonthe- atre.com, or call 302-684-3038.