At the theaters
185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
“The Old Man and The Gun” - Robert Redford stars in what he says is his last film, based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession. Plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 8.
“A Star Is Born” - Lady Gaga is a leading contender for a Best Actress Oscar nomination in this new take on the tragic love story, following bravura performances in previous versions by Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand. Director and co-star Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers--and falls in love with--struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. “A Star Is Born” (2 hours, 15 minutes; AD & CC) plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, Saturday, Nov. 10, Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.
“Degas: Passion For Perfection” - Exhibition On Screen - The first of six films to be shown from Exhibition On Screen, the British pioneering series of cinematic films about exhibitions, galleries and artists. Monthly shows will be on Fridays at 2 p.m. Other artists to be explored include Picasso, Cezanne, Monet, Rembrandt and Van Gogh. Directed by David Bickerstaff, “Degas: Passion for Perfection” journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where the UK’s most extensive Degas collection is held, to Paris and Italy, where Degas spent his formative years and taught himself to paint. The film offers a unique insight into Degas’ personal and creative life, looking at his relationship with the impressionist movement, fascination with dance, and struggle with his eyesight, which in time would prevent him making art altogether. Screens at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Tickers: $10/adult - $8/members.
Upcoming: “Free Solo” - Nov. 16; “First Man” - Nov. 23.
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ http://lcct.org
“Free Solo” - Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. (PG-13; 1 hour, 40 minutes) Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9.
“Marnie” - The Met Live in HD - Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Director Michael Mayer and his creative team have devised a fast-moving, cinematic world for this exhilarating story of denial and deceit, which also inspired a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the enigmatic Marnie, and baritone Christopher Maltman is the man who pursues her—with disastrous results. Robert Spano conducts. (2 hours, 52 minutes with a 30-minute intermission) Screens Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.
“Crimes of the Heart” - LCCT, the resident theater company at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, is pleased to to present Beth Henley’s multiple award-winning dark comedy, Crimes of the Heart. The true-to-life comedy, under the direction of John Mulcahy, is set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Opens Thu., Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.. Also playing Fri., Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. Tickets $15/$13/$5 and available now through the Lincoln Theater office (563-3424).
Upcoming: “A Star is Born” - Friday, Nov. 23