At the theaters

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:15am

HARBOR THEATER

185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org

Now open seven days a week, nightly at 7, plus Sunday at 2 p.m.

“The Biggest Little Farm” -  A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA 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 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. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, the Chesters 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) Wednesday, June 19, special matinee at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

“Toy Story 4” -  Special family preview show, Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m. - One of the most anticipated films of the summer is Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen (Woody and Buzz Lightyear) return in the long-awaited sequel that focuses on caring and friendship. Woody 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.

Opening nationwide and at Harbor Theater, Friday, June 21, 7 p.m.   (Rated G, 1 hour, 30 minutes)  Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m.; at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22;  Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m.

“Heartwarming, funny, and beautifully animated, Toy Story 4 manages the unlikely feat of extending -- and perhaps concluding -- a practically perfect animated saga.” - Rotten Tomatoes Critics’ Consensus

LINCOLN THEATER

2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org

“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) Final screening Thursday, June 20 at 2 p.m.

“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”, broadcast live to cinemas 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) Playing Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15/adult, $13/ members and $5/youth 18 and under.

“Non-Fiction”  – In French with English subtitles - Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs -- including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor -- as fodder for his explosive new novel. Balancing dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, “Non-Fiction” is a buoyant, breezy delight from a master director at his most effortlessly brilliant. (R; 1 hour, 48 minutes)  Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, June 21;  Saturday, June 22;  Sunday, June 23; and at 2 p.m. Wednesday,  June 26 and Thursday, June 27.

La Bohème” -  The Met Live in HD Summer Encore - Returning to the big screen from the 2013-14 season. Franco Zeffirelli’s picturesque staging of Puccini’s opera an audience favorite for more than 30 years, and featuring a winning young cast, including soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers Mimì and Rodolfo. Stefano Ranzani conducts. (2 hours, 14 minutes – includes a 10- minute intermission) Playing Wednesday, June 26 at 7p.m. Summer encore ticket prices: $15/adult, $13/members and $5/youth 18 and under.