At the theaters

Posted:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:00am


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“Phantom Thread” - Rated R. Last screening Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. - Oscar winner for Best Costume Design -

Set in the glamour of 1950s’ post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by true love. 

“Call Me By Your Name”- Rated R- plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 and at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9.

Winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar — It is the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman (Timothee Chalamet) is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy, transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. 

“I, Tonya” Rated R. Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, Saturday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 14; Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.  Allison Janney received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Harding’s acid tongued mother.

This film is based on unbelievable, but true events, this is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in Olympic competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. 


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“The Shape of Water” - Rated R. Final screening Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m. - Quadruple Oscar winner: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins, seen recently in the film Maudie) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. 

Talking Art in Maine, Intimate Conversations Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m.  This is a free event.

Alan Magee has received awards for his painting from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Design. Several television documentaries have been made about his work including the Maine PBS production, Alan Magee, Visions of Darkness and Light, and Maine Masters: Alan Magee. Magee has been interviewed on Voice of America Radio, Monitor Radio in NY, WHYY in Philadelphia, Pacifica Radio in San Francisco, and on WERU in Maine.

“David Frum: The Corruption of American Democracy”Playing Fri Mar 9 at 2 p.m.

David Frum is the senior editor, The Atlantic; author, “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic.” In a conversation filmed on Feb. 5, 2018 with Scott Shafer, Senior Editor of California Politics and Government Desk, KQED.  Free event; 2 hours, including post-screening audience discussion. Presented by the  Commonwealth of California.

“I, Tonya” -  Rated R, it plays at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, Saturday, March 10; plays at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Wednesday, March 14 (2 p.m. captioned), and Thursday, March 15.

 Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar winner) as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden. 

“Stuart Little”Stories to Screen: Talking Animals - Plays Saturday, March 10 at 1o a.m.

Join the fun when the Little family adopts an adorably spunky boy named Stuart (Michael J. Fox), who looks a lot like a mouse. Mr. and Mrs. Little (Hugh Laurie and Geena Davis) fall in love with Stuart right away, but their older son, George (Jonathan Lipnicki), isn't so sure. Free event.

Rossini's “Semiramide” -  Met Live in HD: 4 hours/includes one 30 minute intermission - Playing Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m.

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. .  Tickets: $25/$23/$5.