At the Theaters
The Harbor Theatre
“La La Land” HELD OVER! The story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.
Reviewing for CineXpress, Fico Cangiano describes “La La Land” as “ ... a beautiful modern homage to the classic musicals from yesteryear and a love letter to all those people struggling to follow their dreams.”
"La La Land", Rated PG13, plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. 18, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Thursday, Feb. 23, also Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
The Harbor Theatre – 185 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor – 633-0438 – www.harbortheatre.net.
“Jackie” - A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination.
Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well. Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Natalie Portman’s portrayal. Rated R. Final screenings Wed Feb 15 at 2 PM & 7 PM.
NT Live: “St Joan” Daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. From the torment of the Hundred Years' War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw's classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.
Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Playing live at 2 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 16 and rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Appropriate for audiences 12 and older.
Musical Classic: “Love Me or Leave Me” Brilliant performances by Doris Day and James Cagney highlight this Academy Award(R) winning true story of Ruth Etting, a1930s torch-singer. While working in a dime-a-dance joint, Ruth is discovered by Chicago racketeer Martin "The Gimp" Snyder. The smitten Snyder exerts pressure on his show-biz connections, and before long Ruth is a star. Playing Friday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Free.
“Hidden Figures” - The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.
The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Playing Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
“Deconstructing The Beatles’ White Album” - Composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, and the best-selling album of the entire ’60s, The Beatles (known as “The White Album”). Released in 1968, the White Album’s 30 songs span almost every style of music—from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde.
Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included the death of Brian Epstein, the creation of Apple Corps, and a trip to India to study meditation. It's an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles' performances and recording sessions, allowing the audience to see and hear the evolution of these groundbreaking songs and their lasting influence on popular music. Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.