At the theaters

Posted:  Monday, February 5, 2018 - 8:45am
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Harbor Theater

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

“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. Last screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7.

“Human Flow” - Filmmaker and artist Ai Weiwei presents his epic yet intimate and sobering perspective on the global refugee crisis. Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Screens Thursday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. - free refreshments starting at 6:30 p.m.; and at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 (film only).

“This movie provides an uncommonly vivid look at a human crisis that’s changing the face of our planet.” - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“Darkest Hour” - During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman).  Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Saturday, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 15; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. 

“Hello, Oscar! Gary Oldman gives the performance of the year as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright’s rip-roaring take on the celebrated Prime Minister’s first tumultuous month in office.” ~ Rolling Stone
 
“Sleepless in Seattle” - A romantic comedy for Valentine's Day!  Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron's wonderfully romantic comedy about two people drawn together by destiny. Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a widowed father who has moved to Seattle with Jonah, his eight-year-old son. When the son calls into a radio talk show to find his father a new wife, Sam is an instant hit with thousands of female listeners who deluge his home with letters of comfort.
 
Meanwhile, inspired in equal parts by Sam's story and by the film classic  "An Affair to Remember," Baltimore writer Annie Reed (Ryan) becomes convinced that it's her destiny to meet Sam at the Empire State Building in New York City on Valentine’s Day.  There are just two problems: Annie's engaged to someone else and Sam doesn't know yet that they're made for each other. Co-starring Rosie O'Donnell, Rita Wilson and Rob Reiner.

“Sleepless in Seattle” screens Wednesday, Feb. 14 - with free refreshments starting at 6:30 p.m. - and Friday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. (film only).

Lincoln Theater

2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 207-563-3424 ~ www.atthelincoln.org ~ Tickets: $8 and $6

“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; 2 hours, 20 minutes.  Final screenings Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 2  (with captions) and 7 p.m.; Thursday,  Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. only.

Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Mark BessireGreat 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, Mark Bessire (since 2009). A free event.  Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.

BBC’s “The Royal House of Windsor” -  The complete acclaimed BBC4 series on the history of Britain's ruling dynasty, the Windsors over the last 100 years, starting with the time around the outbreak of WWI, will play for three consecutive Fridays in February at 2 p.m. Episode 1: Adapt or Die. Fresh insights into King George V's re-branding of the Royal Family in 1917; Episode 2: Love and Duty. As post-war Britain was hit by the worst winter on record, a lovesick Princess Elizabeth and her ailing father George VI kept up appearances by embarking upon a politically strained tour of South Africa. Free.

“Darkest Hour” -  During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Directed by Joe Wright, “Darkest Hour” is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history. Nominated for six Academy Awards. Rated PG-13. Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 and Sat Feb 10; plays at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, Wednesday, Feb. 14 (2   p.m. - captioned) and Thursday, Feb. 15 .

“L’Elisir d’Amore,” The Met Live in HD - Donizetti’s comic gem, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Saturday, Feb. 10 at noon. Pre-opera talk with Dr. Morton Achter begins at 10:45 a.m. (2 hours, 39 minutes; includes 30 min. intermission) Tickets: $25/$23/$5.