185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
“Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse” - This dazzling film takes a magical journey from the gallery to the gardens, to Giverny and Seebull and other glorious grounds favored by artists. Here we discover how early twentieth century artists designed and cultivated their own gardens to explore contemporary utopian ideas and motifs of color and form. Monet said, ”Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything.” For lovers of art or lovers of garden, this is an ideal film.
Special Event - Playing Friday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. with an introduction and Q & A with Vanessa Nesvig, Interpretation and Exhibits Coordinator at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Refreshments provided by Eventide Specialties at 1:30 p.m. Repeats Saturday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. (film only) Tickets $10 ($8 members). Run time: (1 hour 30 minutes)
“Yesterday” - What if you were the only person in the world who knew who the Beatles were? What if you played their songs, and people thought you wrote them? Would you earn fame and fortune overnight? Would life get much more complicated? This is the story of Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC's Eastenders) a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that nobody knows The Beatles have ever existed... and he finds himself with a very difficult problem, indeed.
“The powerhouse duo of director Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting”) and rom-com screenwriting legend Richard Curtis (“Love, Actually,” “Four Weddings & A Funeral”) deliver unto the world an extremely likeable, feather-light fable about music, love and plagiarism.” - Jim Schembri, 3AW
(Rated PG-13, 2 Hours) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9; Saturday, Aug. 10; Monday, Aug. 12, Tuesday, Aug. 13, Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 15; and Sunday, Aug. 11, 2 and 7 p.m.
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“A Grand Night for Singing – A Celebration of Rodger’s & Hammerstein” - An LCCT production - Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon presented by LCCT, the resident theater company of Lincoln Theater. This fully staged production is being created with direction and choreography by Emily Mirabile and music direction by John Mulcahy. This R&H musical revue opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.
The R&H founding fathers probably never imagined 'Shall We Dance?' as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, 'How do you solve a problem like Maria?' But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,' a swingin' 'Honeybun' worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy 'Kansas City' which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.
Opening night is Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m with additional performances Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/adult, $18/members, $5/youth 18 & under, are on sale now through the Lincoln Theater box office in person at 2 Theater Street, by phone at 563-3424, and will also be available at the door beginning one hour before show time.
Upcoming Films: “Stop Making Sense” - Aug. 21 and “Honeyland” - Aug. 24 & 25