At the theaters

Posted:  Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 2:45pm
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Harbor Theater
185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ http://boothbaycinema.org
 
“Wonder"   Held over! - Based on the New York Times bestseller, “Wonder” tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. PG-13. Screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, Friday, Dec. 29, and Wednesday, Jan. 3; at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 31
 
Wrote critic Robert Kodjer for Flickering Myth, “’Wonder’ is a family-friendly movie boasting a message of acceptance that both children and adults can, and should, get behind.”
 
 “The Breadwinner" - An animated film based on a young adult novel by Deborah Ellis set in post-Taliban Afghanistan. After her father is imprisoned, 11-year-old Parvana pretends to be a boy and becomes the breadwinner for her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family.
 
More imaginative than "Coco," more soulful than "Moana," more "everything" than "Despicable Me 3," "The Breadwinner" triumphs with a sense of emotional sobriety that strikes far deeper than anything that passes for children's entertainment in this part of the world. It may be aimed at (older) kids, but it's certain to hit their parents twice as hard. PG-13 (for thematic material and some violent images). Plays Thursday, Dec. 28 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 29, 2 pm (all matinees $6!)
 
Lincoln Theater
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 207-563-3424 ~ www.atthelincoln.org

“Planet Earth: Season One” -  As of its release in early 2007, Planet Earth is quite simply the greatest nature/wildlife series ever produced. This astonishing BBC series is brilliantly narrated by Sir David Attenborough and sensibly organized so that each 50-minute episode covers a specific geographical region and/or wildlife habitat (mountains, caves, deserts, shallow seas, seasonal forests, etc.) until the entire planet has been magnificently represented by the most astonishing sights and sounds you'll ever experience from the comforts of home. Free shows daily through Sat Dec 30 at 10 am and 11 am.

“Lady Bird” -  Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.  Rated R, final screenings are at 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. (open captioned) and Thursday, Dec. 28.

“Murder on the Orient Express” - Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this new adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic in which celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case when a murder occurs on the train on which he's traveling while on a mini-vacation.

Includes appearances by Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, and others.  Rated PG-13, it plays at 2 and 7 p.m.  Friday, Dec. 29,  Saturday, Dec. 30, Sunday, Dec. 31, Wednesday, Jan. 3 (2 p.m. show open captioned), and Thursday, Jan, 4.