“The French Dispatch” – (R; 1 hour, 47 minutes) - Wes Anderson’s latest romp is a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch. Starring Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Benicio Del Toro and dotted with cameos by more star-studded names you will certainly recognize. Final screening: Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.
“Belfast” – (PG-13; 1 hour, 37 minutes) - Award-winning actor and director Kenneth Branagh takes us on a nostalgic trip back to the year 1969 in Belfast, Ireland, where he grew up. The memoire focuses on Branagh as a nine-year-old boy who must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has turned upside down with Catholic-Protestant violent clashes surrounding his daily life. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed, but joy, laughter, music and even the magic of the movies remains. Starring Judi Dench, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill (as Branagh), and Colin Morgan. Plays at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, Friday, Nov. 26, Saturday, Nov. 27, Wednesday, Dec. 1; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.
Coming in December: “Rear Window” - Hitchcock’s Best Series, on Dec. 2. See separate article. “The Hidden Life of Trees”- Dec. 10 - Sponsored by the Boothbay Region Land Trust. Based on renowned forester Peter Wohlleben’s best-selling book that profoundly changed our understanding of forests. “Julia” - Dec. 17 - A documentary about Julia Child, the legendary cookbook author and television superstar. “West Side Story” - Dec. 22 - Steven Spielberg's new version of the all-time favorite Broadway musical.
Harbor Theater is open five days a week, nightly at 7 with a matinee only on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members and children under 18. Tickets will be sold at the concession stand; masks must be worn at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult and masks must be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking. Please present your proof of vaccination at the ticket counter. We thank you for helping make Harbor Theater a safe environment in this time of public crisis.
The Harbor Theater is in the Meadow Mall, 185 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor. For more information, visit https://boothbaycinema.org