At the theaters
185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
“Green Book” - Viggo Mortensen plays an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx who is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley ((Mahershala Ali), a world-class African-American pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. They must rely on "The Green Book" a guide to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger - as well as unexpected humanity and humor - they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on this difficult journey. Plays at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3.
“At Eternity’s Gate” - During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present. “At Eternity’s Gate” is a journey inside the world and mind of a genius, who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world's most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh's own words, as found in his letters at the end of his life. Plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, Saturday, Jan. 5, Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 10; and Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m.
"Willem Dafoe's inspired and heartfelt performance as Vincent van Gogh raises ‘At Eternity's Gate’ far above standard biopics.” - San Francisco Chronicle
Coming soon: “Mary Queen of Scots” - Jan. 11
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“Schindler’s List” - Presented by Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club - Considered one of the most historically significant films of all time, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List is a powerful story whose lessons of courage and faith continue to inspire generations. Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, this incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did. (R, 1993; 3 hours, 15 minutes) Playing Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m.
“Boy Erased” - The story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. (R; 1 hour, 55 minutes) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5; at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6 and Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 (2 p.m.with open captions); and Thursday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.
“Blue Planet II: One Ocean” and “Take A Deep Breath” - In recent years, our knowledge of life beneath the waves has been transformed. Using cutting-edge technology, “One Ocean” takes us on a journey from the intense heat of the tropics to our planet's frozen poles to reveal new worlds and extraordinary never-before-seen animal behaviors. Plays Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. followed by “Take A Deep Breath” at 11 a.m. This episode takes us on an epic journey into the unknown, a realm that feels almost like science fiction. We discover alien worlds, bizarre creatures and extraordinary new behaviors never seen before. We encounter savage hordes of Humboldt squid hunting lanternfish in the depths and coral gardens flourishing in absolute darkness, with more species of coral to be found in the deep than on shallow tropical reefs. (Run time for both: 58 minutes) Free!
“Allelujah!” - National Theatre Live - Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this acclaimed production full of ‘singalongs and stinging wit’ (Guardian). The Beth, an old-fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. One of Britain’s most celebrated writers, Alan Bennett’s plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner. (2 hours, 50 minutes, with one intermission) See it Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults, $13/LT members and $5/ youth 18 and under.
“Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations” - Special guest, Sam Cady - This series of one on one conversations with notable artists and curators who have made a substantial contribution to the arts in the state of Maine, is hosted by Jane Dahmen. Guest artist, Sam Cady, creates intricately shaped canvases, giving new perspectives and startling views of ordinary objects both of the natural world and our man-made environment. Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Free event.
Coming soon: “At Eternity’s Gate” - Jan. 11