At the theaters
185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
“All Is True” - The year is 1613, Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh, who also directed) is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife ( Judi Dench) and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war. (Rated PG-13, 1 hour -41 minutes) Last screenings at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13.
“The Biggest Little Farm” - A testament to the immense complexity of nature. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny Los Angeles apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. The land they have chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought.
The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma, and her best friend, Greasy the rooster. When the farm's ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters’ hope – but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself. (Rated PG, 1 hour - 32 minutes) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15, Monday, June 17, Tuesday, June 18; plays at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 19.
“Toy Story 4” - SPECIAL PREVIEW NIGHT: Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m. - Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie's beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as "trash" and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family's road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo's adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they're worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that's the least of their worries. (Rated G, 1 hour - 39 minutes) Opens Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. then nightly through Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m.
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“Wild Nights with Emily” - Comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily (Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst's most bizarre love triangle. A vibrant, irreverent and tender film-- perhaps a closer depiction of Emily Dickinson's real life than anything seen before. (PG-13; 1 hour, 24 minutes) Final screenings Thursday, June 13 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“Red Joan” - 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. Joan Stanley (Academy Award 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. Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? (R; 1 hour, 41 minutes) Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday June 14, Saturday June 15, Sunday June 16; and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20.
“Gounod's Roméo et Juliette ” - The Met Live in HD Summer Encore - Join us for this encore presentation from the 2016 – 2017 season. The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites in this production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008. (2 hours, 51 minutes - includes 10 minute intermission) Plays Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults, $13/members, and $5/youth 18 and under.
“All About Eve” - National Theatre Live Encore - Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in “All About Eve,” in this encore screening captured live from the West End in London. “All About Eve” tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. (PG-13; 2 hours, 10 minutes) Plays Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults, $13/members, and $5/youth 18 and under.