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“We Were an Island” - The Midcoast premiere of this made in Maine short film. Intro by Director Peter Logue and Screenwriter Jahn Sood, Q & A session afterwards .Pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. by Eventide Specialties! One show only. Filmmaker Peter Logue grew up on Mount Desert Island hearing the stories and myths passed down over the years about Art and Nan Kellam. For 36 years with no transportation other than an oar-powered dory, no electricity and no telephone or two-way radio, they lived together and alone on Placentia Island in a house they built themselves.
The film was inspired by the 2010 book of the same name by Peter P. Blanchard III, a long-time Mount Desert summer resident who was friends with Nan Kellam and was given access to the Kellams’ journals and other writing. Blanchard met Nan Kellam in the late 1980s, shortly after Art’s death in 1985. She had donated the island, which the couple bought in 1949, to the Nature Conservancy, and Blanchard was working for the group as a volunteer island caretaker. Nan Kellam died in 2001. An intriguing story of one couple’s commitment to the choices they made, to each other and their relationship with nature. (Not Rated, 25 minutes) Screening: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.
“Echo in the Canyon” - This documentary celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was that moment in time (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.
Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. “Echo in the Canyon” contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones. ( PG-13, 1 Hour, 22 minutes) Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30; Saturday, Aug. 31; Monday, Sept. 2, Tuesday, Sept. 3, Wednesday, Sept. 4, and Thursday, Sept. 5; playing at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2 and 7 p.m.
“The delight of Echo in the Canyon is in the delicious details its subjects impart.” - Helen T. Verongos, The New York Times
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“Yesterday” - Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC's Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Featuring new versions of The Beatles' most beloved hits, “Yesterday” is written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). (PG-13; 1 hour, 56 minutes) Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Saturday, Aug. 31, Sunday, Sept. 1, Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5.
Classic Film Club – Season 3 enrollment deadline - Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club comprises folks who enjoy classic movies and the experience of enjoying them again on the big screen. Members choose most of the films, and the screenings are open to the entire community. The third season of the Classic Film Club is celebrating films of the 1930’s, one of Hollywood’s greatest decades. The enrollment period for membership in our third season, 2019-2020, closes on Saturday August 31st. Each film will be screened twice, with Thursday evening and Friday matinee showings. We will also have one “Director’s Choice” selection. Membership, at $45 per person, includes: Participation in selecting the films. Admission to 6 screenings. Small popcorn and water at each film. Glass of wine/beverage at each film. Please pick up an application in person at the box office or download the application online under the “movies” tab. For any questions, please call the theater office.
Upcoming films: “Maiden” - Sept. 6; “The Farewell”- Sept. 13; “Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood” - Sept. 20
Upcoming special events: New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks - Free! - Saturday Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28; “Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas” - Sept. 10