At the theaters
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“The Mustang” - Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. Produced by Robert Redford. (Rated R, 1 hour, 36 minutes) Plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2.
"The Mustang" is a powerful and emotional journey framed by gorgeous sun-soaked shots of the stark Nevada landscape." - Associated Press
“The Public” - An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library. (Rated PG-13, 2 hour, 2 minutes) Screening at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3; Saturday, May 4, Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9; Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.
“Estevez does an elegant job with this setup, creating a low-key, uncondescending portrait of lives on the edge.” - Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
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“Transit” - As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband--the man whose identity he has stolen. Adapted from Anna Segher’s 1942 novel, TRANSIT transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people. (NR; 1 hour, 41 minutes) Final showing Thursday, May 2 at 2 p.m.
Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Jocelyn Lee - A series of intimate, one on one conversations between artist Jane Dahmen, and notable artists and curators who have made a substantial contribution to the arts in the state of Maine. Guest artist, Jocelyn Lee recently moved to Maine and is using the Maine landscape as a backdrop for her nude portraits of women. She embraces what others see as vulnerabilities providing new perspectives on our notions of beauty and sexuality and celebrates the cycles of life and death in all nature. Free event. Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
“The Aftermath” - Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. (R; 1 hour, 48 minutes) Screening at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, May 3; Saturday, May 4; Sunday May 5 and Wednesday May 8.
“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” - In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series and brought to you by the Lincoln Theater’s Stories to Screen program, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined. When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools—the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. (PG-13; 2 hours, 37 minutes) Playing Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. Free event.
‘Josie’s Story: Family-Centered Approaches to Patient Safety” - In recognition of National Nurses Week, Sorrel King, a nationally renowned patient safety advocate, public speaker, and author of Josie’s Story, will share: The medical errors that led to her eighteen-month-old daughter Josie’s death; the improvements that have come about in Josie’s memory as part of the Josie King Foundation; how to recognize characteristics of an effective patient-family-health care provider relationship; and methods that can be used to facilitate effective communication between patients and providers. Free event on Tuesday, May 7 at 5 p.m. Presented in partnership with LincolnHealth.
“The Munk Debate on China” - Tackling the geopolitical issue of the movement: is China a threat to the liberal international order? Increasingly in the West, China is being characterized as a threat to the liberal international order, one that must be overcome through economic, political, technological and even military means. Arguing the affirmative is H.R. McMaster and Michael Pillsbury. Arguing against the resolution is Kishore Mahbubani and Huiyao Wang. Broadcast Live. (1 hour, 30 minutes) Free event. Thursday, May 9 at 6:45 p.m.