At the theaters
185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
“They Shall Not Grow Old” - Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film. Over layed by a narrative of those who partook in the war from interviews made in the 1960s and 1970s, this historic revisiting mark one hundred years since the end of the Great War. Film is 99 minutes, plus Director Peter Jackson’s introduction and 30-minute film afterwards about how he made the documentary. (Rated R, 1 hour, 39 minutes) Plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14.
“Singin In the Rain” - Classic Film Series - Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed. This 1952 musical is filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of "talkies," Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era - paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont. And when Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time ... until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice. Tickets at the door $10 (no discounts). Oak Street Café & Catering provides complimentary wine and cheese served after the film. (Rated G - 1 hour, 43 minutes) Playing at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21 and Saturday, March 23.
“Bathtubs Over Broadway” - When he started as a comedy writer for the “Late Show with David Letterman,” Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a few vintage record albums that would change his life forever. Bizarre cast recordings - marked "internal use only" - revealed full-throated Broadway-style musical shows about some of the most recognizable corporations in America: General Electric, McDonald's, Ford, DuPont, Xerox. Steve didn't know much about musical theater, but these recordings delighted him in a way that nothing ever had. While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway. (Rated PG-13 - 1 hour, 27 minutes) Plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 15, Saturday, Mar. 16, Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17.
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood” - Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio. Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments -- thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques -- allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears. Produced by Sky Italia and Nexo Digital. (1 hour, 30 minutes) Playing Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15/adult / $13 LT Members / $5 Youth 18 & Under.
“Stan & Ollie” - Laurel & Hardy, one of the world's great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performance shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan (Steve Coogan) & Ollie (John C. Reilly) can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. (PG; 1 hour, 38 minutes) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15 and Sunday, March 17; at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
“Another Nice Mess: The Restored Laurel and Hardy” - Four restored short films from Laurel and Hardy, originally filmed in 1932, with an introduction by Leonard Maltin. “Help Mates”: Oliver's house is in shambles after a wild party, and his wife is due home at noon. He calls Stanley to help him fix the place up, and the typical catastrophies ensue. “Their First Mistake”: Mrs. Hardy is irate that her husband Oliver spends more time with his friend Stanley than with her. Oliver decides to adopt a baby, hoping that it will keep his wife occupied so that he and Stanley can continue to carouse. “County Hospital”: In the hospital with a broken leg Ollie is visited by Stan, who brings him hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and total mayhem. And “Music Box”: Like the legendary Sisyphus, deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs. (1 hour, 35 minutes) Playing Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. A free event.
“Through the Looking Glass” - String Quartet: Winter Series II – Includes works by: Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809) - String Quartet No. 1 in B flat Major Op. 1 No. 1 ("La Chasse"), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) - String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor Op. 110, and Béla Bartók (1881-1945) - String Quartet No. 4 Sz. 91. Concert: Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the DSQ website (www.daponte.org - $22.50 if purchased online) and Sherman's Bookstore in Damariscotta, Gulf of Maine Books & Longfellow Books. Tickets: $25/adult, $23/members & at the door; free for those 20 and under.
“Bathtubs Over Broadway” - When he started as a comedy writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a few vintage record albums that would change his life forever. Steve didn't know much about musical theater, but these recordings delighted him in a way that nothing ever had. Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway. (PG-13; 1 hour, 27 minutes) Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21.
PBS’ Masterpiece presents “Les Misérables” - Sneak peek! - PBS is coming out with six-episode mini-series of Les Misérables, based on the 1862 classic novel by Victor Hugo, and the Lincoln Theater will have a sneak preview of the premiere episode! Starring Dominic West as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo as Javert, Lily Collins as Fantine, Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Josh O’Connor as Marius, and Erin Kellyman as Éponine. The series airs on “Masterpiece” on Sundays April 14 - May 19. Sneak peek Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. A free event presented in partnership with Maine Public.