“Together Together” - (R; 1 hour, 30 minutes) - A hilarious and heartwarming comedy/drama. When young loner Anna is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt, a single man in his 40s who wants a child, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries, and the particulars of love. Starring Patti Harrison, Ed Helms, and Rosalind Chao. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic – Director Nikole Beckwith) at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Final screenings at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27.
“Limbo” - (R; 1 hour, 43 minutes) - This film is a wry and poignant observation of the refugee experience, set on a fictional remote Scottish island where a group of new arrivals awaits the results of their asylum claims. It centers on Omar, a young Syrian musician who is burdened by his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried all the way from his homeland. Recently nominated for two BAFTA® awards for Best British Film and Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Reflecting the complexity of the movement of people across borders has been a long-held passion for director and writer Ben Sharrock, who spent time working for an NGO in refugee camps in southern Algeria and living in Damascus in 2009 shortly before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. There, he formed a network of friends whose personal stories inspired the film.
Sharrock’s second feature deploys pitch-perfect wit and crisp observation to shine a light on the hearts and lives of those at the center of a crisis that most of us only experience through headlines. “I wanted to tell a story that has the landscape of the refugee as a subject matter, but with my style of filmmaking. So there are absurdist elements which rally against the representation of refugees in mainstream media, films that focus on the purely sensationalist aspects of that subject matter,” he said.
”Limbo” will play at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, May 28, Saturday, May 29, Wednesday, June 2, and Thursday, June 3; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30.
Coming soon – tickets on sale: “The Dry” - June 4; LCCT presents “Women in Jeopardy!” Live! Opens June 17; “Gunda” - June 23
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. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St.in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!