Arts briefs

‘RBG’ wins Homer DocFest Audience Award

“RBG,” a documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, won the Audience Favorite Award at last month’s Homer Documentary Film Festival. Held Sept. 20-27, the 15th year of the festival, DocFest jurors also awarded its Jury Award to “Dark Money.”

Homer Theatre owners and DocFest organizers Lynette and Jamie Sutton said the festival sold more passes than any previous year. “RBG” received the highest audience score of any movie the festival has ever shown, he said in a press release. Some of the audience comments about “RBG” were: “A monumental figure of diminutive stature” and “She touched me in so many ways,” and “I worry that the conscience of the Court and the country depends on one amazing lady!”

Homer area students were invited to attend the festival for free. Homer Flex School sends its students to the daily 2 p.m, showings. This year they also selected their favorite film. That honor went to “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” the story of Mr. Rogers. This movie also came in second in the overall audience voting.

Samson et Dalila opens Met Opera Live in HD

Homer Theater presents its first Metropolitan Opera Live in HD with the production of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. at the Homer Theatre. Sung in French (with English subtitles), it’s the classic Biblical story of the Israelite strongman Samson seduced by the Philistine Dalila. Considered one of the “grand operas,” it is the only opera by Saint-Saëns that is regularly performed.

All operas are shown with English subtitles. Admission is $20 for general admission, $5 students (high school and younger). New this year is a Season Pass, available for $85.

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