“Women Talking” - (PG13; 1 hour, 44 minutes) - It’s rare to see a film where dialogue is the centerpiece but “Women Talking,” adapted by writer-director Sarah Polley from Miriam Toews’ 2018 bestselling novel, is vibrant cinema and bellows a powerful message that women will not stand back and be silent in the face of abuse. When the women in their Mennonite community are being drugged and raped by a group of the men-folk, they hold a meeting in a hayloft to discuss their options. What makes this film fascinating is the debate itself—there are no flashy scenes, men busting in to stop them—only the imperative of decision. The women have until dawn when their attackers return and they are not all in agreement. “Women Talking” is based on a true story. Final two shows at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9.
“The Manchurian Candidate” – Classic Film Series – (1962; PG13; 2 hours, 6 minutes) - The original 1962 poster yelled in big letters: “If you come in five minutes after the picture begins, you won’t know what it’s all about! When you’ve seen it all, you’ll swear there’s never been anything like it!” But the poster really wasn’t lying, and 60 years later, “The Manchurian Candidate,” now recognized as a classic, looks just as terrifying. Angela Lansbury received an Oscar nomination as the extreme right-wing mother of Korean War officer Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) who returns from the war with a medal of honor—and as the focal point of recurrent nightmares by members of his squad there, including Frank Sinatra’s Captain Bennett Marcos (nightmares populated with Shaw murdering fellow squad members). Two shows only at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9 and Saturday, March 11.
“Mary Cassatt” – Exhibition On Screen - (93 minutes) - Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine, and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art. Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, this film introduces us to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted. She printed, sketched, and painted dozens of images of mothers and children yet she never married or had children herself. She was a classically trained artist but chose to join a group of Parisian radicals – the Impressionists – a movement that transformed the language of art. The world’s most eminent Cassatt curators and scholars help tell this riveting tale of great social and cultural change: a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely re-written. One show only: Friday, March 10, 2 p.m.
“Emily” - (R; 2 hours, 10 minutes) - The imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors, Emily Brontë, as she finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights. Explore the relationships that inspired her – her raw, passionate sisterhood with Charlotte and Anne; her first aching, forbidden love for Weightman and her care for her maverick brother whom she idolizes. One week only! Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, Saturday, March 11, Wednesday, March 15, Thursday, March 16; and Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m.,
“The Wild Bunch” - (1969; R; 2 hours, 10 minutes) - Wear your Western gear to the Saturday matinee and earn a chance to win one free pass! Monday, March 13, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.
Harbor Theater is open Monday evenings in March and Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. with a matinee only on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members and children under 18. ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices are available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.
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