At the theaters
185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
The Theater is open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day!
“Red Joan” - In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Academy Award (R) winner Dame Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she's shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history ... Cambridge University in the 1930’s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy.
Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman's sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom. (Rated R, 1 hour 50 minutes) Final screenings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23.
“Lindsey Shapiro has captured an intriguing piece of hidden history, showcasing women’s strengths and the overlooked roles they played during the world’s most turbulent times of war.”
“Aladdin” - A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated 1992 classic, directed by Guy Ritchie and co-written by Ritchie and John August. It also pays tribute to Robin Williams, who was the voice of Genie in the original animated film. This is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. (Rated PG, 2 hours 8 minutes) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25, Monday, May 27, Tuesday, May 28, Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30; Sunday, May 26 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Tuesday,
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“Hotel Mumbai” - A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, “Hotel Mumbai” vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child. (R; 2 hours, 3 minutes). Last showing Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m.
“Water Lilies of Monet – The Magic of Water and Light” - Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of the museums that house the largest collections of the prolific artist's lilies paintings including the Musée Marmottan Monet, the Orsay Museum, the world-famous panels at L'Orangerie and concluding with Monet's own house and gardens at Giverny, the site where his fascination for water lilies was born. (Not Rated; 1 hour, 20 minutes) Playing Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15/adult, $13/ members, $5/youth 18 and under.
“Amazing Grace” - A documentary presenting concert footage of Aretha Franklin with the choir in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972, performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church. The film brilliantly captures a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power. Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary. (G; 1 hour, 29 minutes) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 and Wednesday May 29; at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” - Nominated for two Oscars, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction—the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. (PG-13; 2 hours, 26 minutes) Saturday May 25 at 10 a.m. Free event.
The Adam Ezra Group Memorial Day Benefit Concert - Boston-bred Adam Ezra Group will bring their "roots-steeped, road-trippin'” folk tunes to the Lincoln Theater. The Oshima Brothers, Maine’s very own harmony-rich contemporary folk and acoustic pop duo, will open the evening. Monday, May 27 at 4 p.m. Admission is $30. All proceeds benefit the Waldo Theatre. Tickets are available online at Milling Around (67 Main St., Newcastle), Waldoboro Public Library, and Skidompha Public Library; or call 207-441-2313.
A Decade of Razzle Dazzle” - Hearts Ever Young - The 10th annual production features many selections of audiences' favorite songs, dances, and comedy routines from past performances, led by popular music director, Sean Fleming. Wonderful, fun, family entertainment. Don't miss it! Suggested donation: $10 at the door is gratefully accepted. Final performance Tuesday May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Dan Kany & Henry Isaacs - The last in this year’s series with host Jane Dahmen and notable artists and curators who have made a substantial contribution to the arts in the state of Maine. Guests are Dan Kany, art historian, critic, musician and author of “Travel Notes: Paintings by Henry Isaacs,” about his very good friend, and guest artist Henry Isaacs. The book explores Isaac's process, techniques, inspiration and greatest influences. Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Free event.