At the theaters

Posted:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Harbor Theater

185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ http://harborcinema.org

 “Marshall” - Based on an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, It follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur  (Sterling K. Brown) charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer (Kate Hudson). Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad).

Together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and Anti-Semitism. The high-profile case and the partnership with Friedman served as a template for Marshall's creation of the NAACP legal defense fund. “Marshall” is rated PG-13. Final screening Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.  

”Jane”  - Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists. "Jane" is rated PG, run time: 90 minutes. Plays Thursday, Dec. 7 at 2 and 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

“The Florida Project” - Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside Disney World, the film  follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning debut) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer.

Mother and daughter live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best for Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir  of kindness and compassion. Despite living in poverty, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons  overflowing with mischief and grand adventure. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of her mother, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

"This is a remarkable film, one of the best of the year.” -
Brian Tallerico, Roger Ebert.com  

"The Florida Project" is rated R, run time: 115 minutes. Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Saturday, Dec. 9 and Wednesday, Dec. 13; at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10.

Lincoln Theater

2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 207-563-3424 ~ www.atthelincoln.org

VentiCordi (Winds & Strings) Holiday Concert  -  A musical collaboration between oboist Kathleen McNerney and violinist Dean Stein joined by cellist Eliza Meyer.  The free 45-minute program will be presented Thursday, Dec. 7 at noon.

National Theatre Live: “Young Marx” -  A new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, directed by Nicholas Hytner  – this is the premiere production. It is 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the 32-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Airs Thursday, Dec 7 at 2 p.m. (live) and rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

“Goodbye Christopher Robin”  -  The tale that gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after World War I.  Playing at 2 and  7 p.m.  Friday, Dec. 8, Sunday, Dec. 10, Wednesday, Dec. 13 (2 p.m. show with open captions), and Thursday, Dec. 14; plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

Stories to Screen: Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” - Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. This is the last of four -Free - Roald Dahl story screenings,  Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.

“Ferrari 312B: Where the Revolution Begins”  - The sensational story of one of the most ground-breaking, beautiful Ferraris ever made, in celebration of the company's 70th anniversary. Featuring contributions from some of the most legendary drivers including Niki Lauda, Jacky Ickx, Jackie Stewart, Gerhard Berger and Damon Hill, paying tribute to a unique car that changed the landscape of F1 forever.  Playing Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.