The time has come for what may be the movie event of the summer, and you can catch it at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater. From the creator of the Broadway hit musical “Hamilton,” comes his first notable work that paved the way for hip hop to find itself on the Broadway stage, “In the Heights.”
Join in the excitement, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big, as “In the Heights,” hits the big screen at Lincoln Theater, Friday, June 25 through Thursday July 8, for a special two week run.
And on Friday July 2, the theater is pleased to welcome the film’s Director of Photography, Alice Brooks, for a special post screening talk-back live on stage.
Lights up on Washington Heights… The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community, embracing the spectacle of everyday life through brilliant music and sensational dance numbers. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
Alice Brooks filmed “In the Heights” in New York, primarily on location in the dynamic community of Washington Heights. She has photographed award winning features, television and commercials, including work on “The Walking Dead,” “Home Before Dark,” and most recently “tick tick…BOOM!,” directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and produced by Ron Howard.
Brooks is known for her dramatic lighting and powerful camera movement, as demonstrated by Paramount’s “THE LXD,” The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and the world’s first online dance adventure, also by “In the Heights” director, Jon M. Chu. According to Ad Age, a daily must-read for an influential audience of decision makers and disruptors across the marketing and media landscape, Ms. Brooks’ work on “THE LXD” is described as “by a wide margin, the most beautifully filmed, elaborately staged web series in the history of the medium.”
“In the Heights” opens Friday June 25 at 2 p.m. and will run for two weeks with screenings continuing through Thursday July 8. Advance tickets and information for all dates and times is available on the theater’s website at www.lincolntheater.net