At the theaters

Posted:  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:00am
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Harbor Theater

"It," directed by Andy Muschietti  is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel that has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. "It" is rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and language.  Screens Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. 

The Harbor Theater's new programming will show first-run movies, but will also highlight award-winning independent films. South Korean director Kogonada's first film, “Columbus,” unfolds as a deeply absorbing conversation and also as a showcase for its director’s striking eye for the way physical space can affect us all. ​The film was awarded  the Special Jury Prize at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.
 
"Columbus"  -   is not about the discovery of America, but about discovery in Columbus, Indiana, a small town in the middle of midwestern cornfields where two young people find each other amidst the famed architecture of the town.  Jin (John Cho),  a young Korean,​ strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a​n​ architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. Jin and Casey explore buildings by modern architects I. M. Pei and Erik Saarinen ​as they delve into their conflicted emotions over each other and their difficult parents​. 
 
Wrote Michael Phillips for the Chicago Tribune, “Few contemporary American films operate on this level of aesthetic precision. In a first feature, yet.” "Columbus" (not rated) 104 minutes, plays Friday, 10/6 and Saturday 10/7 at 7 p.m., Sunday 10/8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Wednesday 10/11 at 7 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
 
"School Life,"  long careers are drawing to a close for John and Amanda, who teach Latin, English, and guitar  at stately Headtford School in Ireland, where they are legends with a mantra: "Reading. 'Rithmetic. Rock 'n' roll!" The camera follows this couple, who met and married at the school 46 years ago, as they both educate and care for their wards. Rated PG it will play Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2  and 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. (all tickets $6 at Thurs/Fri matinees; discounts do not apply)

Harbor Theater ~ 185 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org   

Lincoln Theater
 
“The Trip to Spain” -  After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the Guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Final screening Thursday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.

“Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague”  -  The night, a sell-out, 17,000 strong crowd witnessed an incredible live show of music from Hans’ unparalleled career, enhanced by a cutting-edge, immersive light show and award winning live audio production.  From Pirates of the Caribbean to The Lion King to The Dark Knight, Hans’ career has seen him lend his hand to some of cinemas greatest successes, working alongside acclaimed directors including Ridley Scott, Michael Bay and Christopher Nolan, most recently working with the latter on this summer’s epic ‘Dunkirk’.  This concert film gives fans of the films and his work the perfect seat to see the musical maestro at work, set to a ground-breaking light show, stunning visuals and state-of-the-art audio.  Run time: 2 hours, 19 minutes. Plays Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

“E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” -  Journey back to the magic and adventure of E.T., the beloved (1982) masterpiece from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton star in the unforgettable story of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy who helps him find his way home. Free! Plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8.

The Met Live in HD: Bellini's “Norma”  -  The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character.  Run time; 3 hours, 4 minutes (one 30 minute intermission). Playing Saturday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta Live - streamed and in color, on Maine’s second largest theater screen. Relax in the comfort of upholstered movie¬ theater seats, with buttered popcorn in hand, out of the weather! Watch on Monday, Oct. 9 at noon.  Free!

“The Secret Life of Pets”  -  Find out what your pets do when you're not at home in this animated comedy featuring the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart. Rated PG, it plays Monday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. - Free!

“Dolores”  -   Peter Bratt’s documentary gives equal focus on some lesser-known battles, as the living legend, Dolores Huerta, stood up to patriarchy, even within the UFW group she co-founded. Like Cesar Chavez, she was a hero to the labor movement. But because she is a woman, there was an amplified cost. Raising 11 children while wrestling with gender bias, union defeat and victory, and nearly dying after a San Francisco police beating, Dolores Huerta bucks 1950’s gender conventions to co-found the country's first farm workers union. Not rated. Run time: 1 hour, 35 minutes. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 12.

“Forgotten Farms”  -   New England's dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region's agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and baby greens. There will be a Q&A with director David Simonds after the film on  Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Presented in partnership with Lincoln Academy.

 Lincoln Theater ~ 2 Theater Street, Damarisocotta ~ 207-563-3424 ~ www.atthelincoln.org