185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.com
“Echo in the Canyon” - (PG-13, 1 hour, 22 minutes) - Celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today.
The documentary contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne. And, some of the contemporary musicians they influenced: Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones. Last screenings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5.
“The Farewell” - (Rated PG, 1 hour, 38 minutes) - The film, written and directed by Lulu Wang, follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi(actress and rapper Awkwafina), feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother. Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, September 6 - Saturday, September 7 - Monday, September 9 - Tuesday, September 10; plays at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, September 8 and Wednesday, Sept. 11.
“A funny, emotionally intricate and deeply moving tale of severed connections and renewed family ties.” - Joel Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“Downton Abbey” - Sneak Preview! - Thursday, Sept. 12: 7 p.m. - (Rated PG, 2 hours) Costume contest with prizes – 6 p.m. - Pre-show reception by Eventide Specialties - 6:30 p.m. ~ $8/members, $10/non members
Downton prepares for a royal visit from King George V and Queen Mary in 1927. Due to budget constraints and staffing issues, the former head butler Carson is brought back for the important royal visit. What ensues is the scandal, romance, and intrigue that we so loved in the 6 seasons of this 15 Emmy award-winning series that kept us wanting more! Julian Fellowes continues the enthralling story of the Crawleys, their staff and the future of Downton as it hangs in the balance. The film returns to the screen at Harbor Theater on Sept. 20 for one week.
Upcoming film: “Linda Rondstadt: The Sound of My Voice” - Sept. 13
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Yesterday (PG-13; 1 hour, 56 minutes) - Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC's Eastenders) is 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 The Beatles have never existed... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Featuring new versions of The Beatles' most beloved hits, “Yesterday” is written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). Final screening, Thursday, Sept. 5 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Maiden (PG; 1 hour, 37 minutes) - The incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. 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. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6; Saturday, Sept. 7; Sunday, Sept. 8; Wednesday, Sept. 11 and Thursday, Sept. 12.
New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks #1 (60 minutes) - If you’ve ever been the youngest of the group, you’ll sympathize with the little tadpole who always falls a tad behind in the charming short film “KUAP”. And, catching up on penmanship is the name of the game if you want to graduate from pencils in the winning documentary short “Pen License”. Then, little ones are in charge and grown-ups get to play when the hilarious “Flipped” reworks the script. These shorts and so much more await you! Playing at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with an encore screening at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. A free event, sponsored by Waltz Soda Fountain. Presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival.
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas - (1 hour, 50 minutes) - The publication of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later, with her new book “The Testaments.” ‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’ With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humor and intellect. Tuesday Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m.. Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Lincoln Theater member, and $5 Youth 18 and under.
Upcoming films: “The Farewell” - Sept. 13; “Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood” - Sept. 20