185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
“Harriet” - Held over! - (PG-13, 2 hours, 5 minutes) - Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Playing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 6;, and Thursday, November 7; Friday, November 8; Saturday, November 9; Wednesday, November 13; Thursday, November 14; and ay 2 p.m. only Sunday, Nov. 10.
“History, heroism and leadership are the stuff of Kasi Lemmons' rousing and heartfelt film about the life and times of Harriet Tubman, the Spartacus of the American south.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Leonardo: The Works” - Exhibition on Screen - (NR, 1 hour, 42 minutes) - Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Leonardo is acclaimed as the world’s favorite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as EOS presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include “The Mona Lisa,” “The Last Supper,” “Lady with an Ermine,” “Ginevra de’ Benci, “Madonna Litta,” “Virgin of the Rocks,” and more than a dozen others. This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. This is the definitive film about Leonardo - the first to truly tell the whole story. Screening this Friday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
“... a whistle-stop tour of masterpieces that hops from one Leonardo venue to another… the cumulative effect of seeing one masterwork after another roll across the screen is amazing.” - Andrew Pulver, GUARDIAN
“Dr. Zhivago” - Classic Film Series - (PG-13, 3 hours, 33 minutes) - Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif). In the tradition of Russian novels, a multitude of characters and subplots intertwine within the 1965 film's 197 minutes (plus intermission). Zhivago is married to Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin), but carries on an affair with Lara (Julie Christie), who has been raped by ruthless politician Komarovsky (Rod Steiger). Meanwhile, Zhivago's half-brother Yevgraf (Alec Guinness) and the mysterious, revenge-seeking Strelnikoff (Tom Courteney) represent the "good" and "bad" elements of the Bolshevik revolution. Composer Maurice Jarre received one of Doctor Zhivago's five Oscars, with the others going to screenwriter Robert Bolt, cinematographer Freddie Young, art directors John Box and Terry Marsh, set decorator Dario Simoni, and costumer Phyllis Dalton. Playing at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 16. Tickets $10 ($8 members) Free popcorn before the show, wine and cheese reception during intermission!
“Zhivago has a surging buoyant spirit that is unquenchable. Doctor Zhivago is more than a masterful motion picture; it is a life experience.” - James Powers, Hollywood Reporter
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“Downton Abbey” - (PG; 2 hours, 2 minutes) - The worldwide phenomenon is a grand motion picture event: the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Final showing, Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.
“The Thin Man” - Classic Film Club - (1934; 1 hour, 31 minutes) - Edward Ellis plays mean-spirited inventor, Clyde Wynant. The recently-divorced Ellis discovers that his new girlfriend has stolen $50,000 and is carrying on with other men. Not long afterward, he disappears. Anxious to locate her father, Ellis' daughter Dorothy (Maureen O'Sullivan) goes to private detective Nick Charles (William Powell) for help. Also stars Myrna Loy as Nora Charles. Playing Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $8/adult, $6/members and youth 18 and under. Free for Classic Film Club members.
“Judy” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 58 minutes) - Winter 1968: showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in “The Wizard of Oz,” but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of "the world's greatest entertainer." Playing st 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9; Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.; and at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 14.
“Madama Butterfly” - The Met Live in HD - (3 hours, 32 minutes) - Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, Puccini’s devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Paulo Szot will be singing and playing the role of Sharpless. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production. Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.. Tickets: $25/adult, $23/members and $5/youth 18 and under.
“A Night with Janis Joplin” - (2 hours) - From Broadway to the cinema screen, share an evening with the woman and her musical influences in the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical sensation, starring Mary Bridget Davies as Janis. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as "Me and Bobby McGee,” "Piece of My Heart,” "Mercedes Benz,” "Cry Baby” and "Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances. Written by Randy Johnson and directed by Emmy Award Winner David Horn and Randy Johnson, this a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock ‘n roll's greatest legends. Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15/adult, $13/members, and $5 youth 18 and under.