One of the joys of going to the movies is to escape and marvel in unknown and unfamiliar worlds – to take a break from the tribulations of daily life and get lost in wonder. The Truffle Hunters does just that. As Variety notes, it is “A scrumptious cinematic journey. Try not to fall hard for the joy it spreads.”
“French Exit” - (R; 1 hour, 50 minutes) - 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer) has been living off her inheritance for 12 years. With the vast inheritance now gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank – who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband (Tracy Letts). Final screenings at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6.
“The Truffle Hunters” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 24 minutes – In Italian with English subtitles) - Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, 70 or 80 years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They are guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale.
Untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, they opt instead, to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community. The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters’ secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these aging men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, Saturday, May 8, Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 13; plays at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 9.
Coming Soon – tickets on sale now: “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street”- May 14; “Together Together” - May 21; and “Limbo” - May 28.
At the present time, no concessions are on sale, no outside food or drink allowed, and masks must be worn at all times inside Lincoln Theater. All tickets must be purchased in advance through our box office at www.LincolnTheater.net. The theater office is open to assist with ticket purchases by calling 563-3424 on Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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