At the theaters

Posted:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:15pm


185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~

“Isle of Dogs”  - Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox) has done it again, this time with his stop-motion animated comedy set in a dystopian near-future Japan. When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to an island because of a flu epidemic, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his pet, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey to find his pet. Ingenious, full of laughs and suitable for kids and dog lovers from 8 to 88. (PG-13, 101 minutes) Last show: Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m.

“Becoming Who I Was” - In northern India’s sparsely populated and mountainous Ladakh region, an impoverished young boy is discovered to be the reincarnation of an esteemed, high-ranking Tibetan monk. The boy and his elderly godfather embark on a grueling, improbable trek across India to return the young monk-to-be to his rightful place in Tibet. Filmed over eight years by award-winning Korean director Chong Yong Moon and Jin Jeon, this is an evocative exploration of culture, tradition and identity amid the powerfully beautiful mountains of northern India. In Ladakhi and Tibetan, with subtitles (NR, 95 minutes) Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m. and Friday, May 18, 2 p.m.

“RBG” - At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Her trailblazing work for women’s rights has led Millenials and MeToo! movement members to extoll her virtues on Twitter and Tumblr, stock up on RBG tee-shirts and tote bags and even get tattoos of her face. The unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown until now. Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen filmed her in her office, on vacation with her family and working out with her personal trainer. (PG 113 minutes) Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19, Wednesday, May 23; two matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 and Thursday, May 24.

Community Conservation: “Finding Balance in Nature and Culture”  - A new documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Mark Ireland features the beauty of Maine from coast to mountains, farmland to deep forests. Hikers, kayakers, immigrant farmers, kids, fishing guides, balsam tree-tippers, canoe-builders and more, tell the stories of local communities finding balance in nature. Learn about conservation in our surrounding communities, and here on the peninsula. After the film, members of the Boothbay Region Land Trust will host a Q& A session about its work to preserve open public spaces in the Boothbay area. Free! Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Boothbay Region Land Trust. 

Upcoming: “Solo, A Star Wars Story,”  and “The Rider.”


2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~

Isle of Dogs” - In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox), an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber) and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled.  Final screenings at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 (2 p.m. with open captions) and Thursday, May 17.

Lean on Pete” - Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging quarter horse named Lean on Pete. The horse's gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father's absence - until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend's life. (R; 2 hours) Playing Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m.; and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, Sunday, May 2o, Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24.

The Royal Wedding - Feel free to come in your jammies!  Grab a cup of coffee - and  witness the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broadcast live from St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England. 7-9 a.m.  A free event.

“HEY- H.E.Y. for Hollywood” -  For the 9th season, the H.E.Y. (Hearts Ever Young) cast of over 50 local, talented young-at-heart senior members of the community will again perform in an original production of song, dance, and comedy, led by Music Director Sean Fleming.  You'll hear the chorus, soloists, and ensembles sing memorable songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Watch the H.E.Y. dancers kick up their heels to a variety of snappy jazz, and tap routines, and enjoy the comedy. Performances: Monday, May 21 at 2 p.m., and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 29.  Suggested donation, $10. For more information, call 563-3346.

Upcoming:  “Chappaquiddick,” May 25; “RBG” June 1; “Beirut,” June 8.