185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
“Maiden” - HELD OVER! - Audiences have raved about “Maiden,” so we are holding it over for one more week. Come see this thrilling story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. (Rated PG, 1 Hour, 37 minutes) Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug, 21 through Wednesday, Aug. 28 with two matinees: Sunday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m.
“A taut, gripping documentary about one young woman's dream ...” - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
Please note: “The Farewell,” originally scheduled for Aug. 23 will open Sept. 6 instead.
“We Were an Island” … The Midcoast premiere of a short Maine-made film. One show only Thursday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Pre-show reception by Eventide Specialties at 6:30 p.m. Intro by Director Peter Logue and Screenwriter Jahn Sood. Q & A session afterwards.
Filmmaker Peter Logue grew up on Mount Desert Island hearing the stories and myths passed down over the years about Art and Nan Kellam. For 36 years with no transportation other than an oar-powered dory, no electricity and no telephone or two-way radio, they lived together and alone on Placentia Island in a house they built themselves. The film was inspired by the 2010 book of the same name by Peter P. Blanchard III, a long-time Mount Desert summer resident who was friends with Nan Kellam and was given access to the Kellams’ journals and other writing. Blanchard met Nan Kellam in the late 1980s, shortly after Art’s death in 1985. She had donated the island, which the couple bought in 1949, to the Nature Conservancy, and Blanchard was working for the group as a volunteer island caretaker. Nan Kellam died in 2001. An intriguing story of one couple’s commitment to the choices they made, to each other and their relationship with nature. (Not Rated, 25 minutes)
Upcoming film: “Echo in the Canyon” - Aug. 30
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“The Lehman Trilogy” - NT Live - Written by Stefano Massini, Adapted by Ben Power and Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman), “The Lehman Trilogy” is the story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) is captured live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. (PG-13; 3 hours, 30 minutes – 2 intermissions) Playing Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 - adult, $13 - members, and $5 - youth 18 and under.
“Scary School 2: The Musical Movie” - Y-Arts presentation - Don't miss the premiere of "SCARY SCHOOL 2", a Y-Arts Youth Musical Movie! School is out for the summer and our favorite characters from the first Scary School are headed to Camp Endless Smiles but something is wrong ... no one is smiling! Will Frizz the Goblin and her friends be able to save summer? Playing Friday Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now! $15 - adults, $13 - members, and $5 - youth 18 and under. Tickets are available through the Lincoln Theater box office in person at 2 Theater St. or by calling 563-3424. Presented in partnership with Lincoln Theater.
“Honeyland” - Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She's the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city -- a mere four hours' walk away. Hatidze's peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, offering up her affections, her brandy and her tried-and-true beekeeping advice. It doesn't take long however, before Hussein, the itinerant family's patriarch, senses opportunity and develops an interest in selling his own honey, and Hatidze’s very means of survival are threatened. (NR; 1 hour, 27 minutes – in Turkish with English subtitles) Plays at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25. Presented in partnership with Phelps Architects.
Upcoming Film: “Yesterday” - Aug. 30