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“1917” - (R, 1 hour, 40 minutes) - Hailed as an impressive technical achievement, the film won two Academy Awards, for Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers--Blake's own brother among them. Final screenings: at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26
“The Pollinators” - (NR, 1 hour, 41 minutes) - Our complex food system rests on the wings of the honey bee and the commercial beekeepers that move them from farm to orchard pollinating the crops that produce the food we eat. This is that cinematic journey around the US following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees that’s indispensable to the feeding of America. Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. CMBG Master Beekeeper and CFO/COO Erin MacGregor-Forbes, will give a brief introduction prior to the screening. Appetizers, concessions, and a cash bar will be available prior to the screening. Tickets, $10/adult, $8/child, are available at CMBG’s website, MaineGardens.org, or at the door (cash only). Doors open at 5 p.m.
“In Search of Chopin” - (NR, 1 hour, 50 minute) - The Great Composers - Director Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of one of the world's favorite composers, Fryderyk Chopin. In a quest to discover new insights into Chopin, the man and his musical genius, Grabsky travelled the globe over four years recording performances by world-class musicians and interviewing respected historians and musicologists. Stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson narrates and actor David Dawson voices Chopin's letters. Featuring partial performances of Chopin's works including his Piano Concertos 1 & 2, the Sonata in B-flat minor, as well as selections from his short pieces, the mazurkas, ballades, polonaises, and waltzes. Screens Friday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m.
“JoJo Rabbit” - ( PG 13, 1 hour, 48 minutes) - Writer director Taika Waititi brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. “JoJo Rabbit” won the Oscar for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay). Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28; Saturday, Feb. 29; Wednesday, March 4; Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m.; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1.
“Jojo Rabbit is breathtaking in its ability to switch from humor to horror, from dark to light, from thoughtful to absurd.” - Matt Neal, ABC RADIO (Australia)
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“1917” - (R; 1 hour, 59 minutes) - Winner of 3 Oscars at the 2020 Academy Awards; Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Visual Effects, and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers - Blake's own brother among them. Final showing Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. Presented in partnership with J. Edward Knight & Co.
“Grease Sing-A-Long” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 50 minutes) - Chase away the winter blues with some Summer Lovin’ at the Lincoln Theater. Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is going back to school in swinging, singing style! A newly restored print brings the highest-grossing musical of all time, “Grease” (1978), to the big screen as a sing-along. We’re hopelessly devoted to bringing this classic musical to the big screen. Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Jeff Conaway, and more. Playing Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
“Uncut Gems” - (R; 2 hours, 15 minutes) - From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Playing Friday, Feb. 28 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday March 1.
“Agrippina” - (4 hours, 10 minutes) - The Met Live in HD - In the Met’s first-ever performances of “Agrippina,” Handel’s satire of sex and power politics, Sir David McVicar reconceives a production he originally created for the Monnaie in Brussels in 2000, evoking a scandalous world in which the Roman Empire never fell but simply kept going right up to the present. Holding a distorted mirror to contemporary society (as Handel did when he staged this opera), the production presents the corrupt intrigues of the political classes, brought to life by Joyce DiDonato as the power-hungry empress Agrippina and Matthew Rose is the emperor Claudius, on whose vacated throne Agrippina is determined to install her son. Renowned for his interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, Harry Bicket conducts. No advance sales for this event on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. Tickets: $25/adult, $23/Theater members, and $5/youth 18 and under. Tickets on sale one hour before showtime.
The State Street Traditional Jazz Band Celebrates Mardi Gras - These musicians will perform vintage New Orleans Jazz dating back to the authentic origins of this music at the turn of the last Century from the early to mid-1900s. This band performs familiar early jazz songs, blues numbers and old New Orleans spirituals dating back over 100 years. Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20/adult, $18/Theater members, and free/ youth 18 and under. Tickets on sale one hour before showtime. No advance sales for this event.
“Wild and Scenic Film Festival” on Tour - Kick back and enjoy a hand-picked selection of the 2020 Wild & Scenic films, as well as pizza, wine and beer for sale from Oysterhead Pizza Co., and a dessert and coffee bar compliments of Rising Tide Co-op. For more details on these films, see the article in this section of the paper. Tickets: FREE for current Coastal Rivers members, non-members: $10 each, $5 for kids age 16 and under. Serious environmental topics may not be suitable for young children; one or more films contain profanity. Purchase tickets in advance at coastalrivers.org; tickets also available at the door Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. (snow date: Tuesday, March 3). Co-sponsored by Oysterhead Pizza Co., Rising Tide Co-op and Lincoln Theater.
“Fantastic Fungi” - (Not Rated; 1 hour, 21 minutes) - Back by popular demand! Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you'll see it through the eyes of mycologists, including renowned Paul Stamets, explaining the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Playing Wednesday March 4 at 2 PM and 7 PM, and Thursday March 5 at 2 PM. Presented in partnership with Rising Tide Co-op.
“Ninotchka” - (1939; 1 hour, 50 minutes) - Classic Film Club - Director's Choice - A no-nonsense diplomat of the Soviet Union, Nina Ivanovna "Ninotchka" Yakushova (Greta Garbo) arrives in Paris to ensure the sale of jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. Meanwhile, carefree bachelor Count Leon d'Algout (Melvyn Douglas) attempts to intercept the valuables on behalf of their former owner, the Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire). Despite their conflicting allegiances, the icy Ninotchka soon warms to Leon's charms, reluctantly going against her better judgment. Playing Thursday, March 5 at 7 Pp.m. and Friday, March 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $8/adult, $6/Theater members AND youth 18 and under; Free for Classic Film Club Members. Tickets on sale one hour before showtime. No advance sales for this event.