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WHOI Dinner & A Movie: "Rebel"

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The Woods Hole Film Festival winter film series Dinner & a Movie offers a great season of elegant dining with superb independent film at the Captain Kidd Restaurant located at 77 Water Street Woods Hole.

For $25 per person, select from a preset menu of sumptuous food prepared specially for the evening. The price includes entree and movie, but does not include beverage, dessert, tax or tip.

Dinner is served from 5:30 pm – 7:00 p.m. and the screening begins at 7:30 pm. Reservations are required. Call (508)[masked] for reservations.

• Reservations: please make them early and ask to be seated at Pam Porter's table. You will be asked for your credit card number and you will be charged if you do not cancel 24 hours in advance. [masked]

• Refund policy: you must call and cancel 24 hours in advance for full refund (Friday, 6 p.m.) per Eric at the Capt Kidd.

• Separate Checks: are not offered.

** Special Note ** the last Dinner & A Movie we went to was sold out - please make your reservations early if you can !

REBEL by Maria Aqui Carter, feature documentary, 2013, 75 min.

A feature documentary about a Cuban woman soldier and spy of the American Civil War, is a lush dramatic period piece set in the 19th Century, and based on the memoir of Loreta Velazquez who disguised herself as a man to fight in the American Civil War. Master of disguise, bewitching to both sexes, Loreta Velazquez, Havana born and New Orleans raised, would reinvent not only her identity, but her sex and her ethnicity, to soldier and spy in the American Civil War. She was a woman not only ahead of her time, she was ahead of ours – women have not been officially allowed to engage in combat in the American military and the US military has only just lifted this ban. When Loreta published her 1876 memoir critics attacked her as a prostitute and liar. For over a hundred and fifty years, Loreta has been dismissed as a hoax. But new evidence shows she was one of over a thousand secret women soldiers of the Civil War. What made Loreta so dangerous she was erased from history? It is said history is collective memory. Whose story counts? How do we choose what to remember? And how do we choose what to forget? Rebel is a detective story about a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory.