At the theaters

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 11:30am


185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~

The Harbor Theater is closed Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving Day.

“Fantastic Fungi” - (NR, 1 Hour, 14 minutes) - Directed by Louie Schwartzberg, Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. Final screenings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21

“One of the year's most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” - Matt Fagerholm, Roger

“The Addams Family” - 3 days only! - (PG, 1 hour, 27 minutes) - Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes the Addams' eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor. Friday, November 22, 7 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 24, 2 p.m. 

“…this latest entry (the first in two decades) ends up as exultantly kooky, spooky, and consequently ooky as its predecessors.” - Daniel Goodwin, STARBURST

“The Irishman” - (R - 3 hours, 30 minutes) - A crime thriller with all the usual colorful characters. Robert DeNiro plays Frank Sheehan, an older mobster who reminisces about his years working for the Buffalino crime family and considers his involvement with his good friend, Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) who disappeared in 1975. Joe Pesci is the soft-spoken Russell Buffalino and Anna Pacquin is Sheehan’s daughter.  Plays at 7 p.m.  Nov. 27, 29, 30; Dec. 4, 5 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1.

2 Theater St., Boothbay Harbor ~ 563-3424 ~

“Where’s My Roy Cohn” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 37 minutes) - One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy's Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump. Playing Thursday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations - Free event - Cherie Scott hosts the Theater's newest free series exploring Maine's culinary scene. Kathy Gunst, a James Beard award winning food journalist is Cherie’s guest. Gunst is the author of 15 cookbooks and is currently working on a new book called “Rage Baking” (to be published in February 2020) about baking, activism, and women’s voices. FMI: Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. 

”The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders” - Great Art on Screen – (1 hour, 30 minutes) - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum -- one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco, and more. Playing Friday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15/adult, $13/member, and $5/youth 18 and under.

”Pain and Glory” - (R; 1 hour, 53 minutes – in Spanish with English subtitles) - This film tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. the film talks about creation, the difficulty of separating it from one's own life and the passions that give it meaning and hope. Starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24.

“Akhnaten” - The Met Live in HD - (3 hours, 56 minutes) - Pre-Opera Talk with Dr. Morton Achter: "Egypt – Again – as a Location for the ‘Exotic’ in Opera” at 11:45 a.m. - Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful “Satyagraha” by Philip Glass, returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten. Anthony Roth Costanzo sings the title role of the Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to inspire his people to adopt a new religion, abandoning the worship of the old gods for that of a single deity. Playing Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. Tickets: $25/adult, $23/member, and $5/youth 18 and under.

”Le Corsaire” - The Bolshoi Ballet - (3 hours, 15 minutes) - Encore presentation - On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to be completed, Medora is kidnapped by Conrad, a charming corsair (pirate) who catches her eye. Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the "mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. Le Corsaire remains a breath-taking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magnificence of the Bolshoi to life. . Playing Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. Tickets: $15/adult, $13/member, and $5/youth 18 and under.