At the theaters

Posted:  Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:00am
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Harbor Theater

185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ http://boothbaycinema.org ~ Movie tickets: $10/$8 and $6 

“All the Money in the World” -  This film follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son's captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son's life in the balance, Gail and Getty's advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Last show: Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.

“The Sounding” - On the island of Monhegan, off the coast of Maine, Michael (Teddy Sears), a revolutionary neuropsychiatrist discovers Liv (Catherine Eaton) a woman who, after years of silence, now weaves a language from Shakespeare's words. Brought to the island to protect her, their lives collide as he struggles to define what it is he must protect her from. “The Sounding”  is a narrative of a woman’s struggle to maintain her independence and find her own unique voice. Plays Thursday, Feb. 1 with a Q&A with Maine Film Center Directors Mike Perreault and Ken Eisen at 6:30 p.m. - with refreshments - film at 7; and the film only at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.

 
“Molly’s Game” - Based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Rated R, the film has a run time of 2 hours and 20 minutes. Plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, Saturday, Feb. 3 and Wednesday, Feb. 7; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4.
 
For USA Today, Brian Truitt wrote,  “Words and cards are dealt in equal hand with Aaron Sorkin’s  poker drama ‘Molly’s Game,’  featuring Jessica Chastain at the center of a compelling film about fame, power and empathy.” 
 
Lincoln Theater

2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 207-563-3424 ~ www.atthelincoln.org ~ Movie tickets: $8/$6.  Event ticket prices vary. 

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” -  A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson. Rated R.  Final screenings Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 2(captioned) and 7 p.m.

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” (1969) - A liberated young schoolteacher (Maggie Smith in her Academy Award-winning performance) at an Edinburgh girls' school in the period between the two wars, instructs her girls on the ways of life. Ignoring the more mundane subjects, she teaches them of love, politics and art. Come celebrate Muriel Spark’s 100th birthday and enjoy one of her most popular stories. Rated PG-13, it plays Thursday, Feb. 1 at 2 and 7 p.m. 

“Casablanca” (1942) -  December 1941, a cynical American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) encounters a former lover (Ingrid Bergman), with unforeseen complications. Also stars Claude Rains and  Paul Henreid. Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club’s inaugural season: Open to all.  Playing Friday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.

Molly’s Game” -  The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Starring Jessica Chastain. Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, is nominated for the Best Adapted Screen Play Oscar for his work. Rated R; run time:  2 hours, 20 minutes. Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, Saturday, Feb. 3 and  Sunday, Feb. 4; shows at 2 (with captions) and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 and at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8.

Exhibition on Screen: David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts -  David Hockney is Britain’s most popular artist and arguably equally popular around the globe. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Playing Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets $15/$13/$5.

“The Lady of the Camellias”-  The Bolshoi Ballet brings Alexandre Dumas’  novel comes to life with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score. Captured live Dec. 6, 2015, this encore showing run time is just over 3 hours. Sunday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. Tickets: $25/$23/$5.

Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Mark Bessire  - Great changes are taking place in the Portland Art Museum! In 2015, all the art was removed from the walls and rehung by its dynamic director (since 2009), Mark Bessire. Free event. Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.